Romek takes a job as a tailor in the costume department of a Warsaw theater company where his new colleague, Sowa, is pressured to make a costume for an overbearing soloist, named Siedlecki, who does not like the final result and takes his problems on Sowa and Romek who defends him.
Alex Nijinksi stumbles upon a secret experimental laboratory when he returns to his wife’s ancestral homestead. Work in the lab turns the curious doctor into a Jekyll and Hyde split personality, with the evil alter ago going on a killing rampage in the town which blamed a pair of tramps.
The “Poems in 8mm”, digitally restored, are the first works of Franco Piavoli, made with a simple camera, no crew, no production. Surgery, 1952, “a joke”, “a game” without music and words, but already revealing an artistic sensibility that would soon be revealed in its fullness.
1943, Italy’s Salentino peninsula. Tony, an American fighter pilot, raised speaking Italian in New York, parachutes to safety and is hidden at the olive farm of Carmine, a man with three daughters. One is being courted by Pasquale, the son of the area’s largest landowner.
Stephen Sorrell, a decorated war hero, raises his son Kit alone after Kit’s mother deserts husband and child in the boy’s infancy. Sorrell loses a promising job offer and is forced to take work as a menial. Both his dignity and his health are damaged as he suffers under the exhausting labor.
A documentary made during the post-production phase of Christine Pascal’s last film, Adultère, mode d’emploi (1995), at the Auditoriums de Joinville-le-Pont. Journal d’un montage follows Jacques Comets at work – well before the advent of digital editing and mobile telephones.
These excerpts, specially edited for the Locarno Festival, come from a conversation with Otar Iosselianiin his Paris home in the autumn of 2010. The footage forms part of the Parole e utopia project of filmmakers Alberto Momo and Donatello Fumarola.
This is an intimate portrait, made a year before his death, of writer Ludwig Hohl. Born in 1904, Hohl was admired by his peers Max Frisch and Friedrich Dürrenmatt (and later, Adolf Muschg and Peter Handke), but has long been neglected.
Under the direction of Kodak scientist John Capstaff, Paragon Studios in Fort Lee, New Jersey, produced this green-blue and red demonstration reel to showcase the complex Kodachrome color process. It featured leading actresses posing and miming in colorful high fashion.