MIFF 1963

Erwin Rado

Festival Program
31 feature films and 144 short films were screened from 25 May to 9 June
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Program in Focus
More American films started to appear in the 1963 Melbourne Film Festival program, including David and Lisa (Frank Perry), Denis Sanders' War Hunt , Curtis Harrington's Night Tide and Ray Garner's short film Vincent Van Gogh: A Self Portrait. Other notable films continued to be programmed from countries and filmmakers featured at previous Melbourne FIlm Festivals, particularly French and Italian cinema and the films of Kurosawa and Wajda. Notable films of the 1963 program included: Yojimbo (Kurosawa), Léon Morin, Priest (Melville), Paris Belongs to Us (Rivette), Innocent Sorcerers (Wajda) and Mamma Roma (Pasolini).

Featured Film
Mamma Roma (Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1962)

Featured Film 
Yojimbo (Akira Kurosawa, 1961)

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