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Films In 1963

A lilm on the Nestinari dancing over live coals: an age-old pagan rite, which sustained the faith of the Bulgarian people during the five centuries of Turkish rule. ... Read more
A beautifully photographed film showing Vietnamese fisherman at work using traditional methods and ancient crafts to wrest a living from the seas. ... Read more
The achievements of China's reconstruction programme, affecting the capital, the countryside, factories and mar­kets. Despite three successive years of natural disasters, an improvement is seen in the national economy. ... Read more
Francis Bacon's paintings have realised a vision of the human condiiion both in its violence and its grandeur. This film attempts not so much to interpret that vision as to approach its meaning through its imaginative and emotional effect. ... Read more
A light-hearted report of the Wallaby Rugby team from Australia playing an international series in South Africa and seeing the country in terms of their individual interests. ... Read more
The vitality, exhuherance and sincereity of the Dur­ham miner and his family on the annual Gala Day: a film deeply in tune with the people it is showing. ... Read more
From the recently excavated city of Taxilla in North­western Pakistan, we are shown relics of the Hellenistic-Indigenous culture that flourished in the first century B.C. to the second century A.D. ... Read more
"As long as there are movies, The Great Escape should always be seen ... It's impossible to tire of." – Empire ... Bringing together the biggest stars of its day – Charles Bronson, James Garner and the unforgettable Steve McQueen amongst them – The Great Escape told ... Read more
This film records the restoration of the ancient sculptured figures and spires of Freiburg Cathedral. The craftsmanship, care and energy exerted to preserve the past are vividly presented. ... Golden Ribbon, German Film Award; First Prize, Bergamo Festival; First Award, Vancouver Festival. ... Read more
A tribute to the art of Yang Sheng of the Hand Puppet Theatre. His repertoire calls for the impersonation of a great variety of characters including wise scholars, dashing generals and forsaken damsels. Extracts are included from the classical "Romance of the Three Kingdoms" and the traditional ... Read more
Francesco Rosi first received critical attention for his La Sftda then I Magluui, and two years ago, for the outstanding study of the Sicilian bandit Sahatoie Ciuhano. His new film, Hands On The City tackles another aspect of corruption: corruption in local Government. ... In the Naples of today a ... Read more
An attractive mood film tracing a casual encounter between a teenage boy, on the 'prowl' for suitable company, and an attractive French girl whom he picks up. ... Read more
Anarhai, in Kirghizia, the burning hot steppeland covered with prickly scrub, is silent and unpeopIed except for a single yurta rising in the even desert, and black dots of tractors, moving back and forth, turning up soil that has lain unfilled for centuries. This is the setting for Heat, a story ... Read more
Using a series of World War II shelter drawings by Henry Moore, this film was made as a homage to the people of London. ... Read more
Gondo, the production head of a shoe factory, mortgages his house and belongings to gain control of the company. Before he proceeds, a kidnapper rings and asks for a large amount of money for the return of his son. The money demanded would take all that he had raised. Later the son returns, and it ... Read more
A satirical comment on human foibles, built around the theme of a man searching for his ideal. ... Read more
In animated form, the film traces the progress of the Olympic Games from their inception in Greece to their resumption in 1896. A description follows of the planning for the Innsbruck and Tokyo Games in 1964. ... Read more
A modern day parable traces the journey of a young carpenter from his Greenwich Village home to a church, where he delivers a commissioned wooden cross. ... Golden Eagle, Cine. ... Read more
The camera lingers fondly over details of the splendid temples erected for the followers of the Jain faith. ... Read more
This is a tale, with Kafkaesque overtones, of a man who one day rents a cat from a state pet shop and when he wants lo return the animal finds that the shop is no longer there, and perhaps never was. ... Read more
Judex is a homage to the past in the form of a remake of Louis Feuillade's twelve episode serial of 1916. As an affectionate tribute to this forgotten genius whose films numbered about 550. Franju has reverently and meticulously recaptured the acting styles, costumes and flat, two dimensional sets ... Read more
The setting for Satyajit Ray's first film in colour is the beautiful hill station of Darjeeling, in the foothills of the Himalayas: a point suspended in time between modern India and the gracious past. Here, affluent citizens from Calcutta take refuge from the summer heat. The entire action of the ... Read more
A record of an Indian ritual that takes place at Xingu after the death of the chief. ... Read more
The 'Abrivade' is an old French local tradition of the famous Camargue region. Through the village streets are led a number of wild bulls which have been selected for the arena. The villagers try to stop their progress and set them free. ... Read more
Using skilfully edited archive material, the film examines some facets of Nazism and the resistance to it. ... Jury Prize, Tours Festival; Grand Prix, Bergamo Festival; Prize of the Catholic League, Oberhausen Festival. ... Read more
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