MIFF 1966

Erwin Rado

Festival Program
43 feature films and 112 short films were screened from 3 June to 18 June
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Program in Focus
The 1966 program included a retrospective on the films of Damien Parer, a war cameraman. 8 short films were shown, on loan from the Australian National Library. Alain Resnais's remarkable short film Night and Fog was screened, as was Fires of a Plain (Kon Ichikawa), Before the Revolution (Bernardo Bertolucci), Raven's End (Bo Wilderberg), Walkover (Jerzy Skolimowski), and Loves of a Blonde (Milos Forman).

Featured Film
Sandra (Luchino Visconti, 1965)

Featured Film
Charulata (Satyajit Ray, 1964)

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