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Films In 1981

After a hard day's work in the factory a woman spends her evening at home, lonely and full of desire. ... Read more
The Day After Trinity is about the scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer (1904-1967) and his role in producing the first atomic bomb. The film uses newly-declassified government footage, woven together with the candid recollections of Oppenheimer's close friends and associates. ... Trinity deals with the ... Read more
Using a mixture of animation and live action, the film contrasts the fantasy and romantic ideals of the traditional fairytale with the life of an ordinary woman confined to her home. Events and incidents are depicted in each of the two 'worlds' which disrupt and undermine the other ... Read more
Seven Los Angeles bands are profiled in Penelope Spheeris' film, a provocative mix of at-home interviews and live-concert footage which attempts to pinpoint a sociological and musical phenomenon. ... "The film is a chilling, stirring, astringent embodiment of youthful energy unleashed by ... Read more
Subtle clay animation brings to life Mark Twain's classic, "The Diary of Adam and Eve". ... Read more
From the imaginative and ever popular brilliance of Tezuka comes an endearing animation told akin to a fable. Unico the young Unicorn discov­ers life, friendship and loyalty, fights against the forces of evil and of course triumphs. He faces the evil magic powers of the satanic prince ... Read more
This film runs along two parallel lines: the "signs" of the city deciphered by the music, determining the rhythms and the editing, and the musician's "signs'' while elaborating sounds in counterpoint to, and identification of, the rhythms and images of the city. ... Read more
This is the first feature film by Claire Clouzot, formerly a film critic who has contributed to Cinema, Ecran and Sight and Sound, as well as writing for various French newspapers. ... Her first film is set in the subediting room of a major Parisian daily and is concerned with the life of Henri, a ... Read more
May 1945 The Netherlands has been liberated and the war in Europe is drawing to its close The jubilant Dutch strike up their national anthem But Ann does not share the joy of her compatriots She thinks back to the war years and her comrade at arms, Hannie Schaft. ... The prim and proper daughter of ... Read more
" 'Mary Turner, wife of Richard Turner, a farmer at Ngesi, was found murdered on the front verandah of their homestead yesterday morning. The houseboy who has been arrested, has confessed to the crime. No motive has been discovered.' ... The above lines form the introduction to Doris Lessing's ... Read more
The film tells of the everyday life of a young man employed in the taxation department who one day, while riding to work, ... falls in love with a young woman. Their love affair coincides with the beginning of the second war between Israel and its neighbouring Arab states. ... Neither the war nor ... Read more
Calastein returns to his underground laboratory to continue work on his beloved virus. ... A day not unlike any other and yet, today is different. Somehow things have gone too far, and those outside and above think it time to have a few words with Calastein. ... Read more
An 'anti documentary', it investigates the formal apparatus through which language and meaning are made and communicated in documentary cinema and television The film applies an ideological position — an ... analysis of South Africa through the metaphor of Robben Island, a maximum security ... Read more
The story of Barcelona's Liceu Opera ... House is told in terms of operas produced there. The documentary also links cinema and opera by including extracts from opera shown in films. ... Read more
This film enables the audience to enter and experience the world of The Little Players, a five-member theatrical troupe created by Bill Murdock and Frank Peschka. it is a fascinating glimpse at the creative process behind the scenes and the story of the two artists who make it happen. ... Read more
Georg, a self-assured man of 40, is shattered when his wife, Anna, leaves him. For so long he was the superior one until she, with the speechless and growing contempt of the weaker one, rebels for a moment from which there is no turning back. For him, who loves her with pride, her departure comes ... Read more
An experimental film about a man who examines the act of vision by proposing a number of ways of seeing. ... Read more
After a 25-year absence from a popular soap-opera, Walter Logus returns to the screen to save his aged widow from her cruel housekeeper, Kenny. Meanwhile, at the Limbo Club, 'resting' actors follow the developments. But where is Kenny? ... Read more
A woman whose son was killed in December 1970 in Gdansk relates how the news reached her and how her son's funeral took place. ... Read more
A parody of that film genre whose purpose is the depiction of sexual violence upon captive women. The Order, contrary to the films it satirizes, results in 'order out of chaos', as the victim rises above her precarious situation. ... Read more
Matteo, Sara, Luca, Maddalena and Giovanni meet in Rome in 1977 during a clash between police and college students. They set up a communal house and take part in demonstrations. The police move in and destroy the house, killing Maddalena. They react by assassinating Luca's father, a general, and ... Read more
The Phans of Jersey City is a ... documentary that estranges the U.S. by presenting it through the immigrant eyes of an upper-class South Vietnamese clan, who use menial jobs and family solidarity to work their inevitable way toward Hamburger Heaven. The 20 Phans are hardly boat people; one ... Read more
Visualising an essential aspect of film experience, the pleasures of secret observation, the film also provides a survey on the stylistic varieties of German bedroom interiors. ... Read more
Three short episodes involving puppets and their relationship with man. ... Read more
The bell rings three times. Each time it signals the beginning of a new story. Each story brings one closer to a disquieting reality. ... Read more
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