MIFF 1967

Erwin Rado

Festival Program
39 feature films and 94 short films were screened from 2 June to 17 June
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Program in Focus
1967 marked the commencement of international guests and visitors of note attending the festival. Josef von Sternberg was in attendence and introduced his last film The Saga of Anatahan for the first time to an Australian audience. Major works programmed were Au hasard, Balthazar (Robert Bresson), Barrier (Jerzy Skolimowski), The Round-Up (Miklós Jancsó), Love 65 (Bo Wilderberg), The Man Who Had His Hair Cut Short (André Delvaux).  

Filmmaker in Focus
Jörn Donner and Josef von Sternberg. Donner and Sternberg were guests of the festival and retrospectives of both filmmakers' work was screened.
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Featured Film
A Man and a Woman (Claude Lelouch, 1966)

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From the Festival Files

Making the Festival

The Melbourne Film Festival began as the idea of a few passionate individuals. A sub-committee, formed from delegates to the 1951 Australian Council of Film Societies film weekend, suggested that a small festival of films in the tourist town of Olinda should be held in 1952. The resulting festival was a testament to the do-it-yourself initiative of the Olinda festival committee. As some 800 festiv …

On Screen and in the Cinema

The magic of the festival is reached through its screens. These are places and spaces that captivate our attention, providing windows where films come to life before our eyes. As portals to the world, the festival’s screens allow us to travel the globe, move through time, and see through another’s eyes. … Yet these screens also remind us of home. They are fixed in place, in our memories and in o …