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Programme 30

The husband of a young girl who has just killed herself relates in a formal, almost detached manner, the strange story of their meeting, marriage and life together. It reveals the situation of a relationship between a gentle, but demanding teenager and an older man too set in his ways to cope with ... Read more
A documentary which, using authentic old photographs of arrivals at Ellis Island, life in the Lower East Side, the schools, workshops, factories, and tenements, brings to life a period and culture through the eyes of one man who looks back on his youth. ... CINE Golden Eagle 1970; Blue Ribbon ... Read more
Ten years after his death has come a phenomenal resurgence of interest in the work of Humphrey Bogart. This documentary analyses the Bogart revival through interviews, rare tapes, stills, newsreel material, and clips from such Elms as The Petrified Forest, Little Caesar, High Sierra and The ... Read more
During the last day of the traditional Munich Carnival, the public takes over the streets. Costumed children at play are filmed with hidden cameras, in this kaleidoscopic record of the day. ... Read more
The story of the Bible as depicted on a bronze door at the Cathedral of San Zeno at Verona. The straightforward presentation of an important medieval monument allows one to observe some of the principles of Romanesque art. ... Read more
From free association of somber thoughts, a new world is born. An adventurous spirit explores images which beckon and threaten, reflections of contemporary man's psychological landscape. ... Golden Leopard, Locarno 1969; Oxberry Berkey Trophy, Mamaia 1970 ... Read more
In October 1955 the Soviet whaling fleet set sail on its tenth trip to the Antarctic. The fleet consisted of the factory ship '"Slava" and fifteen small catchers. During the seven and a half months they were away from home. 2.800 whales were killed. On the voyage we see the "Slava" enter the stormy ... Read more
Felix Greene, whose colourful China! was seen at the 1967 Festival, shows in his latest film, life in North Vietnam under conditions of intensive bombing. Mostly avoiding Hanoi, it concentrates on the smaller towns and villages, with their "foxhole" shelters everywhere, and on the places made ... Read more
A filmed record of an address by John Grierson at the National Film Theatre, London, in which he speaks of the early documentary movement in Great Britain. ... Read more
In this forceful, often amusing documentary, the hidden camera observes peasanst wrangling, over seemingly trifling matters, in a district court. ... First Prize, Mannheim Festival. ... Read more
oung Anja, victim of society and of herself. has been sentenced to a young peoples prison. Her loneliness and desperation, her longing for sex and freedom, are studied against the background of strained relationships in this "school home". Then she is released, gets a job and men. But still she ... Read more
Ludwig is an outsider. He lives in a little village and works in the quarry. He has fallen in love with the sole beauty of the village. His boredom is interrupted by an incident which ends in violence. ... Award, International Bureau of Short Filmmakers, Tours Festival. ... Read more
The misadventures of Signor Rossi during his holidays at the beach. ... Award, Festival of Tourism, Venice; Televisuion Award, Venice. ... Read more
The Hero is one of Satyajit Ray's modern stories, concerned with the life and thoughts of an Indian film star as he travels by train to collect a prize in Delhi. Through dreams and flashbacks, he tells his story to a woman journalist whom he meets on the train; he is ambitious, loves and fears ... Read more
M. Basu calls his psychiatrist. He has just had An Experience. An ordinary street led him to a ruined church where a wedding was in progress. He has fallen in love with the bride. Then at the cocktail party after the ceremony she has approached him and together they have fled. A dream? Surely not ... Read more
Using experimental techniques in animation, the film is a poetic evocation of the metamorphosis of the carnival character of Pierrot. ... Animation Prize, Bilbao. ... Read more
David Lean, in a discussion with actress Maureen Pryor, comments on some aspects of his work and introduces extracts from his films. ... David Lean's distinctive and always dramatic 'visual' openings are characteristic of his work, and in this film Maureen Pryor uses the beginning of The Sound ... Read more
Alan Arkin as a pretzel seller trapped by a sociology student. ... Read more
First filmed in the days of the silent screen, by directors Kozintsev and Trauberg, Gogol's "The Overcoat" has since been adapted many times. It has been revived by Jack Clayton whose version was shown at an earlier Melbourne Festival; by Albert Lattuada for an Italian version, and by the French ... Read more
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A selection of the painter's works, shown entire and studied in detail, and accompanied on the sound track by recollections of his contemporaries. ... Read more
Teaching in Russia, they would have us believe, is a matter of labour inspired, labour creative. There are mediocre teachers, of course, hard­hearted and dead-handed, but they are only the hammers, as it were, against which the everyday teacher of talent must prevail as he bears his sickle ... Read more
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