MIFF 1979

Erwin Rado

Festival Program
76 features and 100 short films were screened from 1 June to 18 June
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Program in Focus
The 1979 festival program, Rado's last as official Festival Director, featured a retrospective titled Missed Masterpieces. Films included features from Bresson and Visconti, Peau d'âne (Jacques Demy), A Story of Floating Weeds (Yasujiro Ozu) and Uccellacci e uccellini (Pier Paolo Pasolini).

Featured Film
Alambrista!' (The Illegal) (Robert M Young)

Featured Film
Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (Chantel Akerman)

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From the Festival Files

You Had to Be There

The thrill of the festival happens in a moment. In the shared moments created in being present at the festival, and in sharing experiences with others in the MIFF community. These moments are the instances that set the festival apart from the everyday, that remind us that we live in the present, and that some experiences are just too unique to replicate. … Each year, we return to the festival to …

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 …