THE MICHIGAN DAILY
THURSDAY, EPTE ER 28,1967
PAGE TWO THE MICHIGAN DAILY THURSDAY, SEPTE1~IIBER 28. 1967
Eastern European Films Shine at Festival;
Slavic Cinema Leads Modern Renaissance
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the
first in a three-part series on
the 1967 New York Film Festi-
val and Andy Warhol.
BY ANDREW LUGG
NEW YORK - A number of
films by young Czech directors,
notably Milos Forman, generated
a great deal of excitement at last
year's New York Film Festival.
In these films, particularly in
Forman's "Loves of a Blonde," we
witnessed a type of East Euro-
peani cinema that differed from
the propagandistic war films that
we had seen up to that time.
Even the wax films, themselves,
(think of "Shop on Main Street")
had no "drum-beating" and in-
stead investigated the intricacies
and incongruities of war.
This was no flash in the pan,
since there has been a festival in
New York of some 20 modern
Czech films that proved this
At the 1967 Festival we see that
it is not just Czechoslovakia,
among the East European coun-
tries, that is experiencing a ren-
aissance in film production.
This year two Yugoslav films
and two by a young Polish direc-
tor, Jerzy Skolimowski, have al-
ready been screened and there is
still a Russian and a Hungarian
film to come.
Skolimowski's "Barrier" typifies
the new direction of East Euro-
pean films, and (with a little
luck) it should soon be on our
Skolimowski deals with the
greys of Polish youth. The real-
ity he depicts is in no way dog-
matic; it is touched only briefly
by ideology. He deals with the
particular, suggesting, en route,
that there are many other similar
situations, but that these cannot
be approached through universal
Indeed, he uses slogans con-
sistently, like newspaper headlines
in a manner that parodies the
presumptuousness of the old "uni-
versals." In this respect, Skoli-
mowski is like Jean Luc-Godard.
On the other hand, it is just as
easy to draw parallels between hisE
work and that of Fellini. He usess
baroque images, lace and all, in
order to take his protagonistsc
through a maze of dreams andI
Skolimowski has redeemed the
pretentiousness of Fellini's film
language. He does this by incor-
porating elements of the grotes-I
que, by not taking himself too
seriously, by including Godard-like
anecdotes ("A woman was run
over by a tram as she tried to walkf
elegantly"), by knocking taboos
(the hero says to two nuns, "You
are not in bed yet, sisters." They
reply, "We are waiting for ther
Resurrection'") and by using aI
Bunuelian Hallelujah Chorus.
One of the slogans in the film
is the "romance of our cynicalI
generation" and this is what theI
film is about. We might describeF
the film as being a collection ofI
beautiful images that hint at this
A year ago I almost 'came outt
and suggested that government
censorship is better than box of-
fice censorship. With the new,
spate of government-subsidized
East European films it seems ob-
vious that government support of
the arts is not only less damaging
to the film art than is the tyran-
ny of the box office but also is a
positive asset to commercial pro-
duction of films.
Although "Barrier" is a low
budget film, it is more expensive
than anything that an independ-
ent film-maker in this country
could envision making. Govern-
ment subsidy is a must. And after
all it is easier to rebel against a
few bureaucrats than it is to
overcome the lethargy of some 200
I wish also to discuss Jean
Rouch's "The LionsHunters,"
which had its first showing in
America last Monday, although
it was made in 1965. It is partic-
ularly interesting in that it is a
magnificent indictment of the
techniques used in the film "Af-
rica Addio" that was shown in
Ann Arbor last summer.
My colleague who reviewed "Af-
rica Addio" did a good job of
showing the dishonesty of direc-
tor Jacopetti and his team. It is
not surprising that two of this
team are on trial in Italy for
starting a massacre. Jacopetti put
all his faith in blood and thunder,
spectacle. He set his Africans up
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as savages and not very glorious
ones at that.
Rouch works at the other end
of the spectrum. He has respect
for the inhabitants who live above
the Niger. He has the same sort
of respect that Radin has in his
"Primative Man as Philosopher."
He knows that a film-maker needs
to proceed as the anthropologist.
He works with the people; he does
not buy them off.
He is aware that his mere pres-
ence is likely to disturb the real-
ity of the situation.
Add to all this Rouch's hones-
ty. There are no trick shots. Rouch
shows the details, the prepara-
tions and the actual hunt which
culminates with the killing of the
lion. We see nothing that the
hunters do not see. Rouch always
keeps at a respectable distance
and in this way avoids "improv-
ing" the description of the hunt
that the hunters themselves get.
There is none of the studied ele-
gance of Disney in "Lion Hunt-
ers," but this does not mean that
the film is inelegant. The beauty
of the film resides in its honest
presentation. The camera jerks at
a crucial moment because there
is a human holding it and he is
not completely prepared: the "mo-
ment" had not been planned.
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"Pan4tagleize," which he also directs.
APA Founder Lauds
Ann Arbor Audience
By ANN MUNSTER
"Ann Arbor provides an op-
portunity to test plays against
an audience that plays a part,"
Ellis Rabb, founder of the Assoc-
iation of Producing Artists, said
yesterday. Rabb is currently dir-
ecting and acting in APA's pro-
duction of "Pantagleize," at Ly-
dia Hendelssohn Theatre.
The group is the only Ameri-
can theater company officially
chosen to represent the United
States at Expo '67. It goes to
Montreal after its run in Ann
Although Ann Arbor is regard-
ed partly as a tryout place, Rabb
stressed that the group tries to
achieve a balance by bringing to
the community repertory that the
APA has digested plus "experi-
The APA got its start in Ber-
muda. "It began as a workshop
activity," Rabb said, "and the
Bermuda Theater Guildl was the
first to offer us backing. They
gave us $30,000, their entire bud-
get, to do whole season. We were
all set to go to Florida at the
Regarding his own initiation
into the theater, Rabb said his
interest in the theater must have
"sprung from s o m e strange
His first appearance was in
the play "The Yellow Jacket" at
the Memphis Little Theater in
his home town of Memphis,
Tennessee. "I was some ancient
emperor with a fan," he said.
"My first real theater experience
came at the University of Ari-
zona, an a n i m a l husbandry
school. I was in the drama de-
partment, but I wanted to stay
with my horses."
Rabb's interests have expanded
to include both acting and dir-
said. "I am happiest with a
healthy diet though I funda-
mentally disagree with the prac-
tice of directing and acting in
the same play."
It is because he has a "special
and unique working relationship"
with John Houseman, co-director
of "Pantagleize," that Rabb is
making an exception in this play.
In keeping with his personal
desire for a "healthy diet," Rabb
feels that while some theater
should be traditional with some
degree of permance and cere-
mony there is also a place for the
"The APA keeps its repertory
varied for our own stimulation
as well as for that of the adui-
ence," Rabb said. "We want it
to reflect as many different pos-
siblities of experience as the
theater can provide."
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