Films byTexts by 1961
FILM
Armand Gatti, 1961, 105’

A French Jew and a German communist political prisoner are locked up together in a barbed wire enclosure. A kapo and an officer promise freedom to the one who kills the other by the end of the night. The two camp commanders call it an experiment and make a bet.

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Luis Buñuel, 1961, 90’

After years in Mexican exile, Buñuel returned to his native Spain to make this dark account of corruption, which was immediately banned. A young nun, full of charity, kindness, and idealistic illusions about humanity, visits her uncle and tries to help some local peasants and beggars.

FILM
William Wyler, 1961, 108’

“Emblematic of Hollywood’s output of films dealing with the nation’s emerging gender problematic was United Artist’s realease of The Children’s Hour as the year came to a close.

FILM
A Soft Note on a Sharp Scale
Ritwik Ghatak, 1961, 134’

“Why should I leave my home? Tell me, why should I forsake my country, my river, Padma?”

Bhrigu on stage with his troupe Niriksha

 

FILM
Jean Rouch, Edgar Morin, 1961, 86’

« Comment vis-tu? Comment est-ce que tu te débrouilles avec la vie? Es-tu heureux? »

« Ce film n’a pas été joué par des acteurs, mais vécu par des hommes et des femmes qui ont donné des moments de leur existence à une expérience nouvelle de cinéma-vérité. »