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Films In 1985

The Austrian painter Egon Schiele entered the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts in 1906 aged 16. Coming into contact with the avant-garde he exhibited at the second Kunstclmu of 1909. Schiele met Gustav Klimt, the pre-eminent Viennese painter 28 years his senior, whose works had aroused great controversy ... Read more
The question of seduction (Kierkegaard) is combined with the theory of cosmetics (Gabor Body] and the old Chinese philosophy of the rainbow death. ... Read more
Miguel Picazo. best known for his 1964 neo-realist classic, AUNT TULA, returns to the international limelight with his latest feature, set in a Spanish convent during the inquisition. ... It is a story of two socially committed nuns caught in an atmosphere of ignorance, hunger, drought and disease ... Read more
Filmed at the height of Ethiopia's disastrous drought FACES presents the people always present at such events — television producers, nurses and doctors, relief workers, priests and disaster groupies. ... Read more
Jean and Paul have both worked for the Michelin Factory. Paul lives in a town in France dominated by Michelin and recalls his friend Jean working for the same company in Vietnam. ... Read more
Time lapse photography illuminates the many moods of a Dutch landscape over a four month period. ... Read more
A port in southern Japan, in 1980. Inspired by a news item, the film describes how a hero violates all the taboos of his community by his loving relationship with the mountain goddess. During the Fire Festival season, an annual ceremony reserved for men, he celebrates, in an immoderate fashion, his ... Read more
Clarrie and Lex are mutually supportive old mates. However. the onset of senility threatens and finally destroys their independence Good performances and sensitive portrayal of problems of aged men. ... Read more
The movement of the image is coupled with the alluring trailer sound from Jaws 2 ... . ... Read more
Animated charcoal drawings tell the story of the last moments in the life of a Chilean singer. A film full of hope. ... Read more
Abstract transparent photo-images of sand and multi-coloured mica inserts, set to the rhythm of minimal music. ... Read more
A barrage of images and scenes connected, in some sense, by nonsense. Fish fly onto the heads of men riding camels in a desert. A bear that can't get out of the frame by force of an optical printer. Dust, ants and flies animated on top of found live action footage. A similarly wild soundtrack. ... Read more
A draft dodger living in Montreal during the Vietnam War secretly returns to Brooklyn New York, to visit his dying mother in hospital Briefly visiting his home, he spends an uncomfortable evening with his brother a crippled Vietnam veteran, and his father, a patriotic WW2 veteran. Powerful ... Read more
A time of reflected images in Elizabeth Keeble's life. Looking at the future but trapped by her past a marriage, two children and the traditions of the class system that she sees as inane, insane, or is it her? Christopher, her husband, believes all will be well only if Elizabeth retrieves the golf ... Read more
A documentary which lovingly portrays the lost architectural glories of old Calcutta tracing their links with the historical and social evolution of the city. It ends with an appeal for the preservation of the monuments and memories of imperial rule. This is Swapan Sahan s first documentary, the ... Read more
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God's Country starts as it doesn't mean to go on. We see a typical American small-town community going about its cheerful business, mowing the grass, raising children and singing hymns. Has, one asks oneself, Louis Malle taken leave of his critical senses? But of course he hasn't. As the film ... Read more
Shinoda's second adaptation of an 18th century puppet play by Chikamatsu is very different from the earlier DOUBLE SUICIDE (1969) — more realistic, less flamboyant, less experimental in that there is no attempt now made to deconstruct the film image. However, despite the surface realism, and ... Read more
Most of us imagine the Pacific as a place of idyllic tropical islands, beautiful palm-fringed beaches and sparkling azure seas, where carefree islanders live contentedly in Paradise. In the Nuclear Age, this is no longer the case. ... The Marshall Islands are a part of Micronesia; they are about ... Read more
A promotional video of a miniature band called the G.I. Joe Robot Band. The dolls' movements are produced by graphic computers, rather than traditional pixilation. ... Read more
Yorkshire miners and their supporters make a grass roots assessment of the 12 month British miners' strike. ... Read more
A computer graphic work based upon the theme of Japan's symbolic Mt. Fuji. An experimental treatment of a traditional Japanese icon. Mt. Fuji is a common element in traditional woodprinting, sumi-e painting and now in contemporary computer graphic art. ... Read more
This is a fascinating documentary about Alfred Hitchcock, made for Italian television. Some interviews deal with Hitchcock's intellectual approach to the creative process, but more revealing and intriguing are those covering his relationship with actors (and especially actresses) and his methods of ... Read more
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