MIFF 1977

Erwin Rado

Festival Program
53 features and 92 short films were screened from 3 June to 18 June

Program in Focus
Films of note include Budapest Tales (Szabó), Coming of Age (Sohrab Shahid Saless), Cottage Near a Wood (Menzel), Coup de Grâce (Schlöndorff), Harvest: 3000 Years (Gerima), Jonas, Who Will Be 25 in the Year 2000 (Tanner), In the Realm of the Senses (Oshima), The Long Holidays of 1936 (Camino).

Featured Film 
Cantata of Chile (Humberto Solás)

Featured Film
In the Realm of the Senses (Nagisa Oshima)

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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 …