MIFF 1983

Mari Kuttna (Programme Director), Erwin Rado (Acting Director)
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Festival Program
107 feature films and 117 short films were screened from 22 June to 3 July
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Program in Focus
The 1983 program featured a retrospective of veteran Australian filmmakers John Heyer and Cecil Holmes. Five Michael Nicholson short films were also screened, thematically centered on 'ironical comments on the social and political scene'. 

Films of note: The King of Comedy (Martin Scorsese), The Trout (Joseph Losey), The Woman in Love With Mechanic Gavrilov (Pyotr Todorovsky), Sunless (Chris Marker), Ten Thousand Suns (Ferenc Kosa).

Filmmaker in Focus
John Heyer {focus John Heyer} and Cecil Holmes {focus Cecil Homes}. A retrospective of Heyer's and Holmes' work was screened.

Opening Night Film
The Draughtsman's Contract (Peter Greenaway)
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Films

DANIEL TAKES A TRAIN

Szerecsés Dániel
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LAND OF PLENTY

Der er et Yndigt Land
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MONEY

L'argent
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SUNLESS

Sans soleil
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The Day I Stopped Smoking

Dan Kad Sam Prestao Pušiti
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THE FINAL COMBAT

Le dernier combat
Director Luc Besson
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THE STATE OF THINGS

Der Stand der Dinge
Director Wim Wenders
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