Gregor lives with his beloved and frail grandmother, whose legs grow weaker every day. Her obnoxious girl friends want her to join them at the old folks’ home, but grandson Gregor loves her dearly – and is a gifted inventor. When he learns that granny is able to walk under water, he comes up with a brilliant idea…
Short TV film upon the story of Ludwik Niemojski of the same title, which was a part of his “Incredible Stories”. It tells about Bartolomeo, brilliant chess player, who had ruined his private life because of his passion for chess.
An incestuous portrait of the Notre Dame de Paris cathedral that reveals the feminine nature of this monument. Notre-Dame Cathedral is the support of an ecstatic vision: the convulsions of the camera and the frenzy of the editing, accompanied by loops of liturgical and noisy music, dematerialize the monument, transforming it into flashes of colour, lines and fleeting forms.
An all-star educational film about the positive side of hiring people with disabilities. A board sit and watch the film Michael Keaton’s character’s assembled to sell companies on hiring the handicapped, which takes “a different approach” by combining several approaches–most of them suggested by Hollywood personalities.
Sasha, a young British woman, is living with her baby daughter at Ile d’Yeu, a peaceful beach community. A stranger appears. Her name is Tatiana, she’s passing through, and pitches her tent in Sasha’s yard. The two women build an odd rapport, and tension builds as events unfold.
Life Times Nine is a Canadian short film produced by Insight Productions in conjunction with a group of nine students from Toronto, Ontario’s SEED Alternative School, the film’s concept was for each student to produce and direct their own short film on the concept of life.
Hiroshi Kobayashi is on the run, both away from the police who want him for the murder of his girlfriend Naomi, and towards the yakuza Kimura, from whom he wants to exact revenge for getting her hooked on drugs. The whole film is one long chase scene, shot in wild, semi-abstract patterns so that you’re never quite sure what you’re seeing.
During the ’50s Makavejev began making short films and documentaries in the Zagreb and Belgrade studios, as in Kino Klub Beograd, the center of avant-garde film and amateur activities during the ’60s in Serbia. The experimental and documentary impulse remains powerful in Makavejev’s work, as does the tendency to intercut undigested segments from other films into longer works. At the same time, those early works would be the first of many run-ins with the censors that would plague his career and, arguably, keep him from being recognized as a major postwar film artist.