MIFF 1970

Erwin Rado

Festival Program
36 feature films and 104 short films were screened from 5 June to 20 June
Full Program

Program in Focus
While a Canadian cinéma-verité film, A Married Couple (Allan King), was banned, notable films that screened included Boy (Nagisa Oshima), Calcutta (Louis Malle), Goto, Island of Love (Walerian Borowczyk), Innocence Unprotected (Dusan Makavejev), Je t'aime, Je t'aime (Alain Resnais), Killer (Claude Chabrol), Lucia (Humberto Solás), My Night With Maud (Eric Rohmer) and Antonio das Mortes (Glauber Rocha).

Featured Film

In the Year of the Pig (Emile de Antonio, 1967)

Featured Film
Jack and Jill: A Postscript (Philip Adams, 1969)

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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 …

The Living Festival

What would a festival be without its audience? There wouldn’t be a festival at all! … People are the beating heart of MIFF. It was the coming together of some 800 people in Olinda in 1952 that gave birth to the Melbourne Film Festival. Since that unanticipated outpouring of community love for film, MIFF has become an annual gathering space for film enthusiasts and the cine-curious from Melbourne …