MIFF 1972

Erwin Rado

Festival Program
40 feature films and 107 short films were screened from 2 June to 17 June
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Program in Focus
Highlights of the 1972 festival included Blanche (Borowczyk), During This Summer (Olmi), Family Life (Zanussi), Love (Makk), A Nest of Gentlefolk (Konchalovsky), Mon Oncle Antoine (Jutra), Spider's Strategy (Bertolucci), WR: Mysteries of the Organism (Makavejev) and Joe Hill (Wilderberg).

Filmmaker in Focus
Boro Draskovic was a guest of the festival. 
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Featured Film
Johnny Got His Gun (Dalton Trumbo, 1970)

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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 …