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Mother May I? (Linda Feferman, 1981)
Sexuality and teenage pregnancy, as ... seen through the eyes of 11-year-old ... Karen and her 16-year-old sister, ... Michelle, who thinks she is pregnant. In the course of the film everyone begins … Read more

MUDDY RIVER (Kohei Oguri, 1981)
It is 1956, 11 years after the war and Japan is, in some respects, still a poor and struggling country. On the other hand, Japan is also becoming relatively prosperous because of the Korean War. Near… Read more

NEON CITY (Gisela Weilemann (1), Helmer von Lutzelburg (2), Dominik Graf (3), Johann Schmid (4), Wolfgang Buld (5), 1981)
Neon City contains five episodes, each made by a young director, taking as its topic an aspect of life in the city of Munich. Inevitably, in enterprises like this, the various episodes have marked di… Read more

No Problem (Ian Johnson, 1981)
Featuring the 'legendary' Ken Campbell during rehearsals of The Rainbow's Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and the world's longest play, the 24-hour The Warp, and extracts from the plays. Members of … Read more

NOW . . . AFTER ALL THESE YEARS (Harald Luders, Pavel Schnabel, 1981)
Rhina, a small German town, for centuries as known as “the Jewish town” because more than 60% of its population was Jewish. When the Nazis came to power, the entire Jewish community vanished, mos… Read more

Occupied Territory (Candace Reckinger, 1981)
In a society plagued with decay and political chaos, a woman is arrested for the murder of her lover. Bearing a resemblance to a long-sought political criminal, she is interrogated by the authorities… Read more

On Account Of . . . (Jeremy Llewellyn-Jones, 1981)
The film chronicles the misadventures of a young man, frustrated in love, who seeks solace in a shopping mall amusement arcade where vicarious, but more accessible, thrills abound. ... Read more

ON N'EST PAS DES ANGES (Guy Simoneau, Suzanne Guy, 1981)
To love and to be loved is a need we all share. On N'est Pas Des Anges is a film about love and how we express it, about desire, frustration and fulfilment. ... In this film, men and women who are ph… Read more

Our Boys (Cathal Black, 1981)
The Irish Christian Brothers have had more than a little influence on Irish education during the past century. Cathal Black's film captures the essence of their influence, good and bad, on generation… Read more

Out of Order (Arthur Ellis, 1981)
Freddy and Myra. a homicidal husband and wife team, go about despatching their latest yearly victim, an overworked graphic designer, who lives in a high-rise apartment. For Freddy and Myra, killing i… Read more

PASSION OF LOVE (Ettore Scola, 1981)
The year is 1862, one of those periods, rare in Italian history, without any wars. The young Kingdom of Italy does not pay its officers to fight, but merely to train others to do so, and at the first… Read more

PEPI, LUCI, BOM AND THE OTHER GIRLS (Pedro Almodóvar, 1981)
With the widespread publicity accorded his last two films, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown and Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!, almost everybody knows the name of Spain's campy enfant terrible, Ped… Read more

PETER GRIMES (John Vernon, 1981)
The opera is set in a small fishing town on the East Anglian coast of England about 1830. ... Peter Grimes, a difficult and irrascible fisherman, alienated by temperament and character from the villa… Read more

PHILIP GUSTON: A LIFE LIVED (Michael Blackwood, 1981)
The portrait of the painter, Philip Guston, filmed during the last 10 years of his life. Guston's words and images speak frankly about his evolution as an artist who abandoned the hard-won success an… Read more

PIONEERS OF FREEDOM (Asrul Sani, 1981)
Filmed on location among the Minangkabau people in West Sumatra, and set in the 1920s. Pioneers Of Freedom is scripted and directed by Asrul Sani, an Islamic intellectual and poet born in West Sumatr… Read more

PISO PISELLO (Peter Del Monte, 1981)
Oliviero, a Milanese 13 year-old, is the son of two mixed-up parents, who live out a child-like regression. Oliviero, however, has a clear idea of his future and wants to become a nuclear scientist. … Read more

PIXOTE (Hector Babenco, 1981)
More than 50 per cent of the population of Brazil is under 21, including more than three million homeless children — children who wander the teeming slums of principal cities like Rio de Janeir… Read more

POACHERS (Hans Otto Nicolayssen, 1981)
Martin, a young man doing his military service, has to face his first confrontation with a crucial dilemma: a military shooting range has been installed on the common grazing grounds of the village. … Read more

Pretend You'll Survive (Leeds Animation Workshop, 1981)
The film tells the story of a woman and her nuclear nightmares; points out the links between peaceful nuclear energy and the arms race; exposes the absurdity of civil defence in the face of nuclear w… Read more

Project (Jiri Barta, 1981)
A superb animated film commenting on modern architecture. ... Read more

Puppy Love (Bruce Rigby, 1981)
The story of a mentally-retarded boy who falls in love with the girl next door. ... Read more

RED LOVE (Rosa von Praunheim, 1981)
Russia shortly after the October Revolution: Lenin has just announced "the new economic phase". A partial reversion to capitalist economic methods is permitted. The love story of Wassilissa and Vladi… Read more

Regularly or Irregularly (In Order or Without Order) (Abbas Kiarostami, 1981)
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RENT CONTROL (Gian L. Polidoro, 1981)
It is not easy living in New York these days, especially if your wife has left you for a cosmetician, your child is roaming Canada in a camper, girls turn you down in rapid succession and you are a w… Read more

RESURGENCE (Tom Sigel, Pamela Yates, 1981)
Resurgence is the story of the recent rise in Ku Klux Klan terror and the growth of the movement for social and economic justice. Dramatic events and characters emerge to tell two sides of a politica… Read more

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