A Midsummer Night's Dream. Shakespeare with puppets: an intricate trick executed with taste and charm by Jiri Trnka, a Czech with an imagination quite as wild as Will's.
El Cid. The Spanish Lancelot, hero of the wars against the Moors, is celebrated in the year's best superspectacle, directed by Anthony Mann.
Les Liaisons Dangereuses. Roger Vadim's contemporary adaptation of an 18th century erotic classic starts out as a comedy of promiscuities but winds up as a revolting examination of evilthe kind of evil in which sex is merely a means to a dead end.