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Nil By Mouth (Graham Young, 1983)
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NO MORE HIBAKUSHA! (Martin Duckworth, 1983)
The Hibakusha are the survivors of the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 The film follows a group of ... Hibakusha who attended a mass peace demonstration in New York in 1982. ... In… Read more

NOSTALGHIA (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1983)
Gorciakov, a young Russian professor, journeys to Italy to retrace the career of 18th century composer Pavel Sinovsky. Exploring Italy's museum culture, Gorciakov begins to suffer 'nostalghia' and th… Read more

OK, LET'S WATCH (Mort Schreiber, 1983)
The ultimate in audience participation or "how to succeed on stage without a scriptwriter".A touring New Zealand theatre group invites members of the ... audience to describe events from their own li… Read more

Olympic Flame/Olympijsky Ohen (Vladimir Jiranek, Josef Hekrdla, 1983)
An Olympic runner carries the torch to the new games.The little man famous in Czech cartoons attempts to ... overcome obstacles whilst transporting the Olympic Flame. ... Read more

On Probation (David Sproxton, 1983)
One of the “Conversation Pieces" series (another, "Early Bird", is also in this year's Festival) The series uses real-life conversations as the sound track to ... animated clay models. ... This fil… Read more

ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA (Sergio Leone, 1983)
Leone's final masterpiece, a stylistically bold gangster epic spanning five decades of this century, features De Niro and James Woods as childhood pals and aspiring mobsters who fol­low divergent… Read more

One Day at a Time (Kim McHarg, Vivian McHarg, 1983)
Living with a child who has leukemia. ... Read more

One or the Other (Nicholas Hondrogen, 1983)
'One or the Other' portrays the troubled psyche of Alexandra Turner, a New York writer imprisoned by her own volatile ... imagination. The film opens with scenes from Alex's recent novel. Is it just … Read more

Ossian: An American Boy in Nepal (Thomas Anderson, 1983)
This film is a portrait of a 12-year-old western boy who is living in Nepal and studying in a Tibetan Buddhist monastery as a monk. Ossian Kennard Maclise was born in Great Barrington, Mass., USA, to… Read more

OUT OF ORDER (Diane Christian, Bruce Jackson, 1983)
Female socialisation and identity is being examined from a very unusual perspective: Six former nuns tell the stories of their lives: trying to come to terms with both their decision to take orders a… Read more

Pas de repose our Billy Brakko (Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 1983)
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Passionless Moments (Jane Campion, 1983)
This film documents one of the most neglected aspects of the human condition Psychologists refer to this phenomenon as ... "the passionless moment" ... A series of slyly humorous observations on cont… Read more

Pendulum, The Pit and Hope (Jan Svankmajer, 1983)
Two tales by Edgar Allan Poe and Villiers de L'Isle Adam provided the inspiration for the story of human suffering and people's indomitable hope. The combined film method ... used and subtle art conc… Read more

PHATIK AND THE JUGGLER (Sandip Ray, 1983)
Satyaiit Ray, renowned film maker and author of children's books, has assisted his son, Sandip Ray, in his first venture into ... film directing a crisp and delightful thriller for children. ... Babl… Read more

PINA BAUSCH (Chantal Akerman, 1983)
The film follows the dance group of Pina Bausch in Germany, Italy and Avignon in France during her most recent European tour. It shows the working atmosphere, the presentation, the intense rehearsals… Read more

PINA BAUSCH (Chantal Akerman, 1983)
The film follows the dance group of Pina Bausch in Germany, Italy and Avignon in France during her most recent European tour. It shows the working atmosphere, the presentation, the intense rehearsals… Read more

PONIRAH (Slamet Rahardjo, 1983)
This film has been described in Variety as an Indonesian melodrama that harks back to Hollywood of the 40s, and by Jerry Liu as a family drama that possesses a rigour and a stylised structure. The fi… Read more

Portrait of the Artist as an Old Lady (Gail Singer, 1983)
A cameo of Canadian artist, Paraskeve Clark an irascible and often touching Canadian artist, now 81 years old, whose work ... has won her a place in exhibitions and private collections. ... Read more

Precious Metal Variations (David Ehrlich, 1983)
An abstract animation film in which a series of shapes rotate and evolve into other forms producing an illusion of depth. Colour, texture and super imposed-images undergo structural variations ... Read more

PRENOM CARMEN (Jean-Luc Godard, 1983)
Prenom Carmen is quintessential Godard, but more immediately enjoyable than either Every Man for Himself or Passion. Godard credits Prosper Merimee as his source material, and this Carmen is as far r… Read more

Private and Confidential (Joseph Bogdanov, 1983)
An amusing morality tale told in the manner of True Romance Comix. ... Read more

Proposicion Para (Entre) Cruzar Espacios Limites (Lotty Rosenfeld, 1983)
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Quest (Saul Bass, Elaine Bass, 1983)
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RADEN AJENG KARTINI (Sjuman Djaya, 1983)
Based on her letters (published in English as Letters of a Javanese Princess), memoirs of other people and a biography, this fascinating film tells the story of Javanese women's emancipationist Karti… Read more

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