Tag: 1970s

April 21, 2022 / Drama

The main character of the film is a teenage boy, called Trta who lives with his mother, a prostitute, in a small provincial town. He roams the streets, commits small thefts and soon is sent to Belgrade to a home for juvenile delinquents. There, he is assigned to counselor Žarko who tries to win the boy’s full trust and treat him in a way that is not the practice of the Home. The Home’s authorities are against Žarko’s manner of special treatment, and the conflict is unavoidable.

April 21, 2022 / Drama

Singing on the Treadmill is a surreal operetta parody about the realities of day-to-day socialism. The film is set in a vast garbage dump where, in the depths of a quarry, next to a derelict factory building, two librettists are penning a frothy operetta about the paternalism of Kadarism, its lies, reality perceived through rose tinted glasses and squabbles over a housing allocation. However, their lacquered players are not prepared to bend to their will, they take offence and start demanding independence, rejecting ‘orders from above’ about partners and housing. Gyula Gazdag’s grotesque parody that works on several levels is amusing and dream-like, full of free-flowing associations and remarkable solutions. Citing its “disheartening existentialism”, the authorities banned the film for 10 years.

April 21, 2022 / Documentary

A pictorial history of Washington D.C. through old prints, daguerreotypes and photographs as well as contemporary footage to depict the turbulent history the U.S. capital and the building of the Capitol.

April 21, 2022 / Thriller

Yvonne Arthur is a mixture of charm and humour, spontaneity and spunk – but she’s an acute opportunist accustomed to living off other people’s money. What starts as an innocent reunion with a schoolmate, who is an heiress to millions, builds to the opportunity of a lifetime 

April 21, 2022 / Experimental

An interpretation of The Confessions of Saint Augustine, featuring an ordinary middle-aged man who undergoes a conversion experience while watching an experimental film. The film is by Al Rutcurts (think about it) and Earl is so bored that his mind starts to wander.

April 14, 2022 / Arthouse

Faced with death, Sindbad looks back on his life. Old photos and letters evoke past loves and short-lived passions. In these rambling memories, he recalls past moments of pleasure in a woman’s smile or a magnificent lunch. The plastic world of remembering is demonstrated by the freely flowing visual images. This poetic vision made on the basis of the Sindbad short stories by Gyula Krúdy is a core work of Hungarian film. Zoltán Huszárik builds up a strange world from fragments of events, visual shards and subjective feelings.

April 8, 2022 / Comedy

On their honeymoon, Lenny’s new bride develops a severe sunburn and has to spend three days in their room — which is fine with him because he’s beginning to find her little idiosyncrasies maddening. In fact, Lenny is starting to feel his marriage may be a mistake. Then, when he hits the beach alone he meets a beautiful college student, Kelly Corcoran, and falls head over heels. He is sure this is the “real thing.” There’s just one problem…he’s a newlywed!

April 7, 2022 / Arthouse

The first feature by Andrzej Żuławski immediately established his emotionally charged, fast-and-furious style. Drawing from the biography of his father, particularly his experiences in Nazi German-occupied Poland, the film follows a fugitive whose reality implodes when he witnesses the murders of his family, propelling him into a nightmarish world filled with doppelgängers, fluid identities, pervasive dread, and an enigmatic Nazi vaccine laboratory. In all its fantastic and macabre glory, The Third Part of the Night is a delirious portrayal of the chaos wrought upon the psyche by the horrors of war, and one of the most remarkable directorial debuts of all time.