List of avant-garde films of the 1970s

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This is a list of avant-garde and experimental films released in the 1970s.

Title Director Cast Country Subgenre/notes
1970
The American Soldier Rainer Werner Fassbinder Karl Scheydt, Elga Sorbas, Jan George West Germany [1]
Gods of the Plague Rainer Werner Fassbinder Hanna Schygulla, Margarethe von Trotta, Harry Baer West Germany [2]
Performance Donald Cammell, Nicolas Roeg James Fox, Mick Jagger, Anita Pallenberg United Kingdom [3]
Trash Paul Morrissey Joe Dallesandro, Holly Woodlawn, Jane Forth United States [4]
Valerie and Her Week of Wonders Jaromil Jireš Jaroslava Schallerová, Helena Anýžová, Karel Engel Czechoslovakia
Vladimir et Rosa Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Pierre Gorin Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Pierre Gorin, Anne Wiazemsky France [5]
1971
Beware of a Holy Whore Rainer Werner Fassbinder Lou Castel, Eddie Constantine, Hanna Schygulla West Germany [6]
El Topo Alejandro Jodorowsky Alejandro Jodorowsky, Brontis Jodorowsky, Alfonso Arau Mexico [7]
W.R.: Mysteries of the Organism Dušan Makavejev Milena Dravić, Jagoda Kaloper, Ivica Vidović Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia [8]
1972
La Cicatrice Interieure Philippe Garrel Nico, Pierre Clémenti, Philippe Garrel France [9]
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie Luis Buñuel Fernando Rey, Delphine Seyrig, Stéphane Audran FranceItalySpain [10]
Dreamwood James Broughton United States [11]
Ecstasy of the Angels Kōji Wakamatsu Michio Akiyama, Masao Adachi, Rie Yokoyama Japan [12]
Letter to Jane Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Pierre Gorin France [13]
Red Psalm Miklós Jancsó Lajos Balázsovits, Bertalan Solti, Janos Koltai Hungary [14]
Requiem für einen Jungraulichen Koenig Hans-Jürgen Syberberg Peter Kern West Germany [15]
1973
F for Fake Orson Welles Orson Welles, Oja Kodar, Joseph Cotten FranceIran [16]
The Holy Mountain Alejandro Jodorowsky Alejandro Jodorowsky, Richard Rutowski, Jose Flores MexicoUnited States [17]
Iluminacja Krzysztof Zanussi Edward Zebrowski, Marcin Latallo, Włodzimierz Zonn Poland [18]
Immoral Tales Walerian Borowczyk Lise Danvers, Paloma Picasso, Charlotte Alexandra FranceHungaryItaly [19]
Themroc Claude Faraldo Michel Piccoli, Béatrice Romand, Jeanne Herviale FranceItaly [20]
1974
Celine and Julie Go Boating Jacques Rivette Juliet Berto, Dominique Labourier, Bulle Ogier France [21]
The Phantom of Liberty Luis Buñuel Jean-Claude Brialy, Monica Vitti, Paul Frankeur FranceItaly [22]
Space Is the Place John Coney Sun Ra, Erika Leder, Barbara Deloney United States [23]
Sweet Movie Dušan Makavejev Carole Laure, John Vernon, Anna Prucnal France [24]
They Do Not Exist Mustafa Abu Ali State of Palestine [25][not in citation given]
Vase de Noces Thierry Zéno Dominique Garny Belgium
1975
Black Moon Louis Malle Cathryn Harrison, Therese Giehse, Alexandra Stewart France [26]
Evrydiki BA 2O37 Nikos Nikolaidis Vera Tschechowa, John Moore, Niki Triantafillidi GreeceWest Germany
Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles Chantal Akerman Delphine Seyrig, Jan Decorte, Jacques Doniol-Valcroze BelgiumFrance [27]
The Mirror Andrei Tarkovsky Margarita Terekhova, Anatoly Solonitsyn, Nikolai Grinko Soviet Union [28]
Number Two Jean-Luc Godard Sandrine Battistella, Pierre Oudrey France [29]
1976
Absence Stan Brakhage United States Silent.[30] [31] [32]
Comment ça va? Jean-Luc Godard, Anne-Marie Miéville Anne-Marie Miéville France [33]
Heart of Glass Werner Herzog Clemens Scheitz, Sonja Skiba, Volker Prechtel West Germany [34]
Jonah Who Will Be 25 in the Year 2000 Alain Tanner Jean-Luc Bideau, Myriam Boyer, Myriam Mézières FranceSwitzerland [35]
1977
Eraserhead David Lynch Jack Nance, Charlotte Stewart, Jeanne Bates United States [36]
Hitler: A Film from Germany Hans-Jürgen Syberberg Heinz Schubert West Germany [37]
Unsichtbare Gegner Valie Export Susanne Widl, Peter Weibel, Josef Plavec Austria [38]
1978
Jubilee Derek Jarman Jenny Runacre, Jordan, Nell Campbell United Kingdom [39]
1979
Orchestra Rehearsal Federico Fellini Balduin Baas, Elisabeth Labi, Ronaldo Bonacchi FranceItalyWest Germany [40]
Stalker Andrei Tarkovsky Alexander Kaidanovsky, Anatoli Solonitsyn, Nikolai Grinko Soviet Union
Tale of Tales Yuri Norstein Soviet Union [41]
The Wretches Are Still Singing Nikos Nikolaidis Alkis Panagiotidis, Konstantinos Tzoumas, Rita Bensousan Greece

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Koresky, Michael (26 August 2013). "Eclipse Series 39: Early Fassbinder". The Criterion Collection. Retrieved 30 July 2014. 
  2. ^ Koresky, Michael (26 August 2013). "Eclipse Series 39: Early Fassbinder". The Criterion Collection. Retrieved 30 July 2014. 
  3. ^ Wiener, Tom. "Performance". Allmovie. Retrieved June 30, 2011. 
  4. ^ Pavlides, Dan. "Trash". Allrovi. Retrieved June 30, 2011. 
  5. ^ Fountain, Clarke. "Vladimir et Rosa". Allrovi. Retrieved July 3, 2011. 
  6. ^ Koresky, Michael (26 August 2013). "Eclipse Series 39: Early Fassbinder". The Criterion Collection. Retrieved 30 July 2014. 
  7. ^ Blaise, Judd. "El Topo". Allrovi. Retrieved June 30, 2011. 
  8. ^ Erickson, Hal. "WR: Mysteries of the Organism". Allrovi. Retrieved June 30, 2011. 
  9. ^ Fountain, Clarke. "La Cicatrice Interieure". Allrovi. Retrieved June 30, 2011. 
  10. ^ Voorhees, John. "The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie". Allrovi. Retrieved June 30, 2011. 
  11. ^ Erickson, Hal. "Dreamwood". Allrovi. Retrieved June 30, 2011. 
  12. ^ Crow, Jonathan. "Ecstasy of the Angels". Allrovi. Retrieved June 30, 2011. 
  13. ^ Schwartz, Louis. "Letter to Jane". Allrovi. Retrieved July 3, 2011. 
  14. ^ Fountain, Clarke. "Red Psalm". Allrovi. Retrieved July 4, 2011. 
  15. ^ Fountain, Clarke. "Requiem fur einen Jungraulichen Koenig". Allrovi. Retrieved January 29, 2012. 
  16. ^ Blaise, Judd. "F for Fake". Allrovi. Retrieved June 30, 2011. 
  17. ^ Deming, Mark. "The Holy Mountain". Allrovi. Retrieved June 30, 2011. 
  18. ^ Fountain, Clarke. "Iluminacja". Allrovi. Retrieved June 30, 2011. 
  19. ^ Fountain, Clarke. "Immoral Tales". Allrovi. Retrieved June 30, 2011. 
  20. ^ Fountain, Clarke. "Themroc". Allrovi. Retrieved July 1, 2011. 
  21. ^ Charney, Leo. "Celine and Julie Go Boating". Allrovi. Retrieved June 30, 2011. 
  22. ^ Voorhees, John. "The Phantom of Liberty". Allrovi. Retrieved June 30, 2011. 
  23. ^ "Sun Ra: Space Is the Place". Allmovie. Retrieved November 2, 2013. 
  24. ^ Southern, Nathan. "Sweet Movie". Allrovi. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  25. ^ LeVasseur, Andrea. "They Do Not Exist: Remembering Palestinian Filmmaker Mustafa Abu Ali". Muftah.org. Retrieved June 30, 2011. 
  26. ^ Erickson, Hal. "Black Moon". Allrovi. Retrieved June 30, 2011. 
  27. ^ Charney, Leo. "Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles". Allrovi. Retrieved June 30, 2011. 
  28. ^ Fountain, Clarke. "The Mirror". Allrovi. Retrieved June 30, 2011. 
  29. ^ Schwartz, Louis. "Number Two". Allrovi. Retrieved July 3, 2011. 
  30. ^ http://www.cfmdc.org/node/110 CFMDC entry
  31. ^ http://www.fredcamper.com/Brakhage/Filmography.html Fred Camper: Stan Brakhage filmography
  32. ^ http://canyoncinema.com/catalog/film/?i=276 Canyon Cinema entry
  33. ^ Schwartz, Louis. "Comment ça va?". Allrovi. Retrieved July 3, 2011. 
  34. ^ Erickson, Hal. "Heart of Glass". Allrovi. Retrieved June 30, 2011. 
  35. ^ Fountain, Clarke. "Jonah, Who Will Be 25 in the Year 2000". Allrovi. Retrieved June 30, 2011. 
  36. ^ Ankeny, Jason. "Eraserhead". Allrovi. Retrieved June 30, 2011. 
  37. ^ Fountain, Clarke. "Hitler: A Film from Germany". Allrovi. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  38. ^ Kehr, Dave. "Invisible Adversaries". Chicago Reader. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  39. ^ Blaise, Judd. "Jubilee". Allrovi. Retrieved June 30, 2011. 
  40. ^ Erickson, Hal. "Orchestra Rehearsal". Allrovi. Retrieved June 30, 2011. 
  41. ^ LeVasseur, Andrea. "Tale of Tales". Allrovi. Retrieved June 30, 2011.