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201-203

Date produced: 1967

Filmmaker(s):

Krishna Shah

Description:

"201-203 tells the simple story of man and woman, the alienated anti-heroes from two civilizations at the opposite ends of the spectrum, Asian and America. They try to make contact, through reality as well as fantasy, against a backdrop of technology and pop theology. Well acted and well photographed" PSA Journal, Aug. 1967, 36.


Abelard Before a Mirror

Date produced: 1949

Filmmaker(s):

Stanley Fox

Description:

"Unedited assembly of takes (some with slates) from Fox's unfinished film, intended as a symbolic rendition of the story of Abelard (d. 1142) and Heloise (d. 1164). Uses masked actors, expressionistic lighting and movement, and visual metaphors suggestive of various emotions." (British Columbia Archives)


Accidente [Accident]

Date produced: 1970

Filmmaker(s):

Miguel Ángel Quintana

Description:

Un joven evoca su pasado en el que pierde a su esposa en un accidente de automóvil. Lleno de dudas, decide reunirse con ella.

A young man remembers the loss of his wife due to a car accident. Filled with doubt, he decides to reunite with her.


Adiós, Sara Montiel [Goodbye, Sara Montiel]

Date produced: 1976

Filmmaker(s):

Miguel Ángel Quintana

Description:

Película argumental en la que un adolescente enamorado de una artista descubre que está no merece sus desvelos y vuelve a su vida normal de joven estudiante.

Fiction film in which a teenager in love with an artist discovers she is not worth losing sleep over, and the goes back to his regular young student life.


Appointment With Fear

Date produced: 1956

Filmmaker(s):

Julius Sergay

Description:

"A Hitchcock type film, the star's fear all being caused by an appointment with the dentist, but under the gas he dreams of meeting an attractive girl. But he wakes up just as it gets interesting." PSA Journal, Nov. 1956, 45.


Bystander, The

Date produced: 1966

Filmmaker(s):

E. Van Herpen

Description:

"The Bystander is a study of a young, apparently bashful fellow who studies other boys and girls having a good time and imagines just what they might do as they pair off and trundle out into the night. He, himself, cannot muster the courage to join them" PSA Journal, Sept. 1966, 35.


Condasai

Date produced: 1930

Filmmaker(s):

Nai Bernard Juangbhanich

Description:

"The feature length photoplay produced in Siam by Nai Bernard Juangbhanich is one of the best of the serious dramatic efforts produced by amateurs. The story deals with the profligacy of a young Siamese who has been educated in Europe. Feeling superior to an ordinary business career, the young man determines to write, with the consequent search for "experience and atmosphere." In the succession of romantic episodes that follow, the theme of the tale is developed with extraordinary skill and, in spite of the manifest satire in several of the sequences, the picture includes many sincere glimpses into the social life and customs of the upper classes of Siam. Completely blinded and embittered as the result of his folly, the protagonist finally comes to terms with himself and actually does succeed as an author. Although this plot follows a familiar outline, Mr. Juangbhanich again proves that it is not the essential plot but the treatment that counts. The picture includes flaws both in photography and continuity but they appear unimportant in view of the general photographic quality and the epic nature of the treatment. It was recently screened for the staff of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences." Movie Makers, Dec. 1930, 759, 787.


Der Brief

Date produced: 1954

Filmmaker(s):

Oscar Wurmboeck

Description:

"What happens when a modern gentleman of advancing years advertises for a mail-order bride and tries to answer the applicant of his choice? Der Brief, (The Letter), an excruciatingly funny farce by Dr. Oscar Wurmboeck, gives us one answer to this problem, as our shy but determined hero is confronted at every turn by confusion and frustration. Everything happens - the ink spills, the fountain pen leaks, the mechanical pencil won't hold leads, the wooden ones won't sharpen, and the typewriter refuses to type - to deter our man from his course. Competent camera work, incisive direction and crisp editing serve to point up the brilliant and appealing portrayal of the unfortunate lover by Rudy Rattinger, so that Der Brief builds quickly and smoothly from laughter to hysterics. Here is pure farce in the old tradition. It is nice to welcome it back to the filmic fold after too long an absence" PSA Journal, Jan. 1955, 50.


Entre dos Rosas

Date produced: 1954

Filmmaker(s):

Alfred Rubio

Carlos Barrios Baron

Description:

"Strangely enough, although its producers may or may not have intended it, Entre dos Rosas (Between Two Roses) is essentially an old-fashioned morality play set forth in fairly modern filmic turns. For here is a handsome young artist as the protagonist of the action. Here, in the girl of a white rose, is the embodiment of virtue; while there, in the girl of the red rose, is the embodiment of evil. And, overlooking this eternal tug of war, is the figure of Fate or Destiny. Only at the end does Entre dos Rosas turn away from the classic formula, since, with a realistic and more modern psychology than that which stirred the medieval dramatist, it refuses to resolve the ultimate struggle. To the drawing of this age-old triangle, Carlos Barrios Baron has brought stimulating though deliberate direction, while Alfredo Rubio has interpreted his ideas in monochrome imagery which is both visually creative and dramatically compelling. Although Entre dos Rosas of leaves its classic central problem unsolved. It is a striking experimental film well worthy of study by less daring movie makers" PSA Journal, Jan. 1954, 50.


Eyes Talk

Date produced: 1967

Filmmaker(s):

Herbert W. Smith

Description:

"Eyes Talk is the only silent film to place in this year's Festival, but it needs no sound, for the yes of a man and a woman do all the talking that is necessary. A two-minute shorty that tells a complete story" PSA Journal, Aug. 1967, 37.


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