MIFF 1974

Erwin Rado

Festival Program
52 feature films and 158 short films were screened from 26 May to 10 June
Full Program

Program in Focus
Notable films screened: The Conversation (Coppola), Blood Wedding (Chabrol), Illumination (Zanussi), The Pedestrian (Schell), Pirosmani (Shengelaya), Themroc (Faraldo), Andrei Roublev (Tarkovsky), Love in the Afternoon (Rohmer), The Wedding (Wadja), The Spirit of the Beehive (Erice)

Filmmaker in Focus
Guests of the festival included Raymundo Gleyzer, Georgy Shengalaya, Donald Shebib and Rouben Mamoulian with a retrospective of the great Hollywood director's films. 

Featured Film
One Man's War (Risto Jarva, 1973)

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