Festival Program
56 feature films and 97 short films were screened from 4 June to 19 June
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Program in Focus
Akira Kurosawa's visit to the 1971 festival was cancelled due to illness, however a retrospective of his films was held, consisting of eight Australian premieres. Other highlights of the festival included The Conformist (Bernardo Bertolucci), Dodes'kaden (Kurosawa), Une femme douce (Robert Bresson), Kes (Ken Loach), The Wild Child (François Truffaut), Ramparts of Clay (Jean-Louis Bertucelli), and Even Dwarfs Started Small (Werner Herzog)

Filmmaker in Focus
Jerzy Skolimowski. Skolimowski was a guest of the festival, a retrospective of his work was screened. 
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Featured Film
Metello (Mauro Bolognini, 1970)
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