MIFF 1968

Erwin Rado

Festival Program
34 feature films and 84 short films were screened from 31 May to 15 June

Program in Focus
Notable films included China Is Near (Marco Bellocchio), Closely Watched Trains (Ji?í Menzel), Father (István Szabó), Hunger (Henning Carlsen), Judex (Georges Franju), Warrendale (Allan King), Young Törless (Volker Schlöndorff) and Mouchette (Robert Bresson).

Filmmaker in Focus

Satyajit Ray. Ray was a guest of the festival and a retrospective of his films screened.
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Filmmaker in Focus
Jerzy Skolimowski. Skolimowski was a guest of the festival and a retrospective of his films screened.
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Featured Film
Hunger (Henning Carlsen, 1966)

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From the Festival Files

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 …

The Living Festival

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