Tag Archives: 1960s

Parviz Kimiavi – Tappehaye queytariye AKA The Hills of Qaytariyeh (1969)

An archeological finding and the stories it may contain. Made with great humor.

From Wikepedia:
Parviz Kimiavi (Persian:پرويز کيمياوی; Born 1939, Tehran) is an internationally acclaimed Iranian (Persian) film director, screenwriter, editor and one of the most prominent figures of Persian cinema of the 20th century.

Kimiavi studied photography and film at l’École Louis Lumière (Louis Lumiere School of Cinematography) and IDHEC. His works gained critical success and won several prizes in important international events such as Berlin and Cannes. Read More »

Yasuzô Masumura – Nise daigakusei AKA A False Student (1960)

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This is one of my very favorite films. I was lucky enough to see a 35 print of it at a Masumura retrospective. A near perfect pitch black comedy, the flick also has some very compelling material regarding activism (a potent topic for the student movement the film is based on). Masumura’s like the Japanese Sam Fuller, but then again, I think this film is better than any of the Fullers I’ve seen. Read More »

Pierre Clémenti – Positano (1969)

Another recently unearthed Clementi film. Another few reels of footage consisting of Clementi, his friends and his family enjoying the Parisian life. Read More »

Yasuzô Masumura – Tsuma futari AKA Two Wives (1967)

Synopsis:
After a random encounter at a bar, two couples collide. Two men, two women, embroiled in a love-and-hate drama that threatens to engulf them. The sexual anxiety between the interwoven couples tautens right up to the nearly unbearable tension of the climax, in this rare masterpiece by the director of Manji and Blind Beast. Read More »

Tonino Valerii – Il prezzo del potere AKA The Price of Power AKA A Bullet for the President (1969)

The Price of Power (Italian: Il prezzo del potere, 1969) is a Spaghetti Western directed by Tonino Valerii. The film stars Giuliano Gemma as the hero Bill Willer who tries to get revenge against the killers of his father while at the same time trying to prevent an assassination plot against president James Garfield (played by Van Johnson, with José Suárez playing Vice President Chester A. Arthur) in 1881. Read More »

Clive Donner – What’s New Pussycat (1965)

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A playboy who refuses to give up his hedonistic lifestyle to settle down and marry his true love seeks help from a demented psychoanalyst who is having romantic problems of his own. Read More »

Jean-Daniel Pollet – Une balle au coeur (1966)

Francesco, a young Sicilian aristocrat, scars an aging gangster who has set out to take away his property. The gangster vows to obtain vengeance, and Francesco is forced to flee across Greece with his girl friend, pursued by his antagonist’s vicious henchmen. Read More »