Tag: 1970s

June 22, 2022 / Documentary

Dying is a personal, profound and poignant memoir of three people and how they faced their deaths. When it was first broadcast fourty-six years ago it was universally acclaimed. The film focuses on three people with terminal cancer. Filmed over a two year period, the film shows how each human being lives and dies as an individual, with deep personal needs and attitudes. It will sensitize health care professionals and counselors to the human factors that mitigate the anguish of both the patients and those who care for them.

June 16, 2022 / Thriller
June 14, 2022 / Experimental

A man sentenced to death reflects on his arrest, interrogations, torture… and a bit on the time before, long gone, swallowed up by pain and numbness.

June 11, 2022 / Cult

The third installment in the Coffin Joe Trilogy, The Awakening of the Beast, follows Coffin Joe’s sadistic experiments on four drug addicts who volunteer to take LSD. The experiments are intended to prove that drug use is related to sexual depravity. Director José Mojica Marins once again plays Coffin Joe, who sits with a panel of psychiatrists on a television show, using videos of the addicts as proof of the connection between drugs and lewd sexual behavior.

June 11, 2022 / Animation

Péter Szoboszlay’s strongly socially critical film is permeated by the stylistic motifs of psychedelic pop-art and hippy Art Nouveau. The hero is a typical figure of the soft dictatorship, the tyrannical janitor, in the character of which one can almost see the spectre of fascist ideology. The pseudo-documentary (albeit with sociographic authenticity) interview with the janitor is be performed by actor–director Péter Halász.

June 11, 2022 / Drama

Story about a small dance band in the late ’50s making pocket money by doing local weddings and hops with decorously swung versions of ‘Sugar In The Morning.’ Their leader is Sven Klang, brilliantined and eternally grinning, a car dealer by day and a people dealer by night. His control of the band, on and off stage, in and out of bed, is complete – until the arrival of the new alto saxophonist who has played the Stockholm club circuit, a full-time jazz man whose art is his life.

May 25, 2022 / TV Movie

The true story of John Chapman, a college president who took a sabbatical and went out and got a job as a general laborer, to try to experience life outside his well-ordered but insulated college environment.

May 17, 2022 / Spaghetti Western

A former priest becomes embroiled in the drama raging between a Mexican rancher, his unhappy daughter and psychotic son whilst dealing with his own issues of guilt and a loss of faith. A new relationship with the local brothel keeper seems to offer a fresh start but the rancher and his son are set on making him pay for his interference and his own inner demons are never far away.