1971-1980

Dinos Dimopoulos – O Valtos aka The Swamp (1973)

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Lena, Alexis and Manolis are planning to leave with the money from the bogus construction company they had set up. But last minute, Lena reveals the truth to her childhood friend Dimitris. The men of the gang are forced to take him with them in their small private plane. They will all land in a deserted island and there, they attempt to kill him. During the clash, Lena tries to escape, but she ends up throwing the plane in the nearby swamp, which sinks with the money. The plane fall stirs up the interest of the island inhabitants: the lighthouse keeper, his wife Martha, his daughter Maro and the escaped prisoner Vangelis. Soon the truth will be revealed and they will all try to pull out the plane from the swamp hoping that the money would change their fate… Read More »

Shôhei Imamura – Buban No Kaizoku AKA The Pirates of Bubuan (1972)

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Imamura reveals remote and impoverished islands in the Philippines to be the home of rival factions of pirates in this absorbing investigation into a little-known way of life.

“In ballsy, proto-Nick Broomfield fashion, Shohei Imamura puts himself directly in the line of danger to film THE PIRATES OF BUBUAN, a startling documentary glimpse of shady activity on the Phillipine high seas in the early 1970s. As an unintended side effect of bringing a camera crew into relatively unknown territory, Imamura also captures the experiences of native islanders eking out their day-to-day lives on both the poverty line and the idyllic shoreline.” —The Cinefamily Read More »

Santiago Álvarez – Mi hermano Fidel AKA My Brother Fidel (1977)

On the 82nd anniversary of the landing of José Martí and Máximo Gómez on the cost for the war of liberation of Cuba, Fidel Castro meets with Salustiano Leyva, who at 11 years old, received in his home a visit from Martí and Gómez. Read More »

Leonid Gaidai – Ivan Vasilevich menyaet professiyu AKA Ivan Vasilyevich Changes Occupation (1973)

Ivan Vasilyevich Changes Occupation
An unconventional comedy based on M. Bulgakov’s play, “Ivan Vassilevich,” when inventor, Timofeev builds a time machine, things go awry. Tsar Ivan the Terrible comes into the year 1973, while Ivan Bunsha, an apartment complex manager, and George Miloslavsky, a petty burglar, are transferred to 16th century Moscow accidentally. Read More »

Louis Malle – Le souffle au coeur AKA Murmur of the Heart (1971)

Synopsis:
Laurent Chevalier, a 14-year-old boy, saw his mother as the closest friend. The two of them went to a mountain resort. Clara Chevalier flirted with one of the hotel guests, her son met girls of the same age. However, on the holiday and Laurent, and his mother were left without companions … Read More »

David N. Gottlieb – Game Show Models (1977)

Plot Synopsis:
A young man goes to work for a sleazy Hollywood PR firm and becomes disillusioned with the exploitation and incompetence he finds there. When his assignations with a female client are discovered, trouble erupts. Read More »

Santiago Álvarez – El tigre saltó y mató, pero morirá… morirá… AKA The Tiger Leaps and Kills, but it Will Die… It Will Die… (1973)

Cuban filmmaker Santiago Alvarez’s hurried response to the 1973 Chilean coup d’état rests upon the music of Victor Jara, the folk singer who was brutally murdered within days after Augusto Pinochet assumed power. Connecting events in Chile to other repressive police crackdowns throughout the world (and specifically to C.I.A. malfeasance), Alvarez calls for solidarity in a characteristically bravura choreography of text and image. Read More »