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Films In 1962

Documentary treatment of juvenile delinquency in New York City, showing the experiences and contributions of a juvenile-board officer in that city in dealing with a particular street gang. ... Read more
Tired and unsure, a famous film director, about to start a new picture, goes to a spa near Rome, hoping that rest will restore his perspective. Joined by his co-workers who hound him with suggestions for the new film, pestered by people who want jobs, disturbed by the presence of both his wife and ... Read more
When a little boy is in love with a little girl, what better present could he make than a bird out of newspaper? But a cat interrupts the festivities and the bird takes flight... ... Read more
Using two children's drawings and blending live-action with animation, this parable tells how adult suspicions can lead to war. ... Read more
When a little boy is in love with a little girl, what better present could he make than a bird out of newspaper? But a cat interrupts the festivities and the bird takes flight.... ... Read more
A stylistic and iconographic explanation of the twenty-six panels of the Hispano-Flemish retablo of Ciudad Rodrigo by Fernando Gallego. Blue Ribbon Award, American Film Festival. ... Read more
Using paintings by Egyptian artists, the film tells of an old man's life in Nubia, how he lost his home under Ihe waters of the Nile when the Aswan Dam was built, and how he started anew in Komombo. ... Read more
Against the changing backdrop of deciduous trees, the film exhibits the sculptures in the open air museum of Middelheim in Antwerp. ... Read more
A hidden camera is used to observe the first-form children of a primary school. Award: Silver Dove, Leipzig Festival. ... Read more
A lucid exposition of the history of the various temples on the rock of the Acropolis of Athens, with close examination of architectural details. ... Read more
Man's fate on earth from Creation to the Bomb and beyond is told in this animated film by Adelaide painter, Dusan Marek. His original technique, individual symbolism, and the richness of thematic and visual material won this film the highest award in the Australian Film Awards Competition, where it ... Read more
The film shows how children overcome immediate environmental difficulties through their own imaginative and creative effort. ... Read more
The reverse side of civilised living, with ourselves ihe inhuman marionettes jerked by strings of our own making. ... Diploma of merit, Edinburgh Festival; Prix du Groupes des Trente, Tours Festival; prix du Film Technique, Milan Festival. ... Read more
A subjective impression of the vigorous growth and tremendous potentialities of a Brazil, rich in tradition but looking to the future; a film that does not attempt to give a reasoned, historical or geographical account, but reproduces the visual and emotional impact on a sensitive mind. ... After a ... Read more
The film shows first the bombing of Coventry and the destruction of the old cathedral; we then follow the construction of the new cathedral, step by step, from the laying of the foundation stone in 1956. The works of art, stained glass, tapestry, etc. which adorn it are also seen in the making. ... Read more
The late Yasujiro Ozus last work An Autumn Afternoon shows his method at its most completely formal. A gentle story about a widower's decision to marry off his only daughter; the director turns a lovingly malicious eye on ultra modern Japan where golf is the thing; where women are still bartered in ... Read more
"In its exquisite refinement of Ozu's style and themes, and its general air of nostalgia and loss, An Autumn Afternoon does in fact feel like a summation of his career." - Criterion ... Hirayama (Ozu regular Chishu Ryu), an aging widower living with his two grown children, is forced to consider ... Read more
With Alfonso, the Hungarian comedian, this satirical film shows the technique of daub painting, and unmasks Its perpetrators. ... Read more
A rocketship lands on the moon and the young astronaut Tonik meets there some heroes from the age of ihe Romantics - Cyrano de Bergerac, Barbican and Captain Nicol from Jules Verne's books, and the Baron Munchhausen. They think Tonik is an inhabitant of the moon and invite him to visit Earth. ... Read more
The discovery of last year's Sestri Levante Festival of Latin-American films was a Brazilian film, Barravento, first feature by a new director of great promise. The documentary element is strong in this description of the life of fishermen in a province of Brazil. It is a denun­ciation of the ... Read more
An interesting study of the region where the world of plants and animals overlap. ... Read more
A folk story—the fable of Calabardin—told in terms of non-figurative images and experimental music. ... Read more
A lively diversion about a caged canary's obsession lo mix with the world, and his final disillusioned return to captivity. ... Read more
A child's reaction against slaughter. . .a little boy's tears give a measurement of the horribleness of irreparable damage to life. ... Read more
Left on the embankment of the Danube, a piano becomes the centre of interest for the lunchtime crowd in Budapest. ... Read more
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