1979 year

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President of jury:
Stanislav Rostotsky, director (USSR)

 

Jury:
Vladimir Baskakov, chef of VNIIK, Cinema Institute (USSR)
Otakar Vavra, director (Czechoslovakia)
Giuseppe De Santis, director (Italy)
Jerzy Kawalerowicz, director (Poland)
Raj Kapoor, actor and producer (India)
Christian-Jaque, director (France)
Tom Luddy, chief of Film Festival in Telluride (USA)
Margarita Lopez Portillo, chef of Ministry of Radio, Television and Cinema Industry (Mexica)
Kurt Maetzig, director (East Germany)
Andrei Mikhalkov-Konchalovsky, director (USSR)
Tabata Ndiaye, actress (Senegal)
Emil Petrov, cinema critic (Bulgaria)
Konstantin Stepankov, actor (USSR)
Tran Vu, director (Vietnam)

 

Honorable golden prize:
Da zdravstvuyet Meksika! / Viva mexico! (USSR)

 

Golden prizes:
Cristo si e fermato a Eboli / Christ stopped at Eboli (Italy-France, dir. Francesco Rosi)
Siete dias de enero / Seven days in january (Spain-France, dir. Juan Antonio Bardem)
Amator / Camera buff (Poland, dir. Krzysztof Kieslowski)

 

Silver prizes:
Barierata / The barrier (Bulgaria, dir. Christo Christov)
Parashuram / The man with the axe (India, dir. Mrinal Sen)
Vzlyot / Take-off (USSR, dir. Savva Kulish)

 

Prizes:
Actor Ulrich Thein (Anton der Zauberer / Anton the Schemer, East Germany)
Actor Bata Zivojinovic (Tren, Yugoslavia)
Actress Yasmina Khlat (Nahla, Algeria)
Actress Daisy Granados (Retrato de Teresa / Portrait of Teresa, Cuba)

 

Special diploma:
Only ahead (Vietnam, dir. Long Van)

 

Prix FIPRESCI:
Amator / Camera buff (Poland, dir. Krzysztof Kieslowski)

 

Honorable prizes:
for the contribution to the cinema
Antonin Brousil, theorist of cinema and teacher (Czechoslovakia)
Luis Bunuel director (France)
King Vidor, director (USA)
Cesare Zavattini, screenwriter (Italy)
Zoltan Fabri, director (Hungary)
Jerzy Kawalerowicz, director (Poland)
Rene Clair, director (France)
Akira Kurosawa, director (Japan)
Satyajit Ray, director (India)
Ousmane Sembene, director (Senegal)
Andre Thorndike and Annelie Thorndike, directors (East Germany)

 

Competition program:
XI MIFF (14-28 august 1979)


Anton der Zauberer / Anton the Schemer (East Germany, dir. Gunter Reisch)
Barierata / The barrier (Bulgaria, dir. Christo Christov)
Road without end (Bangladesh, dir. A. Hussein)
Ija ominira / Fight for freedom (Nigeria, dir. Ola Balogun)
The being (Ghana, dir. Tom Ribero)
Vzlyot / Take-off (USSR, dir. Savva Kulish)
The children of Sanchez (USA, dir. Hall Barttett)
Tomorrow never comes (Great Britain, dir. Peter Collinson)
Honning mane / In my life (Denmark, dir. Bille August)
Fish Hawk (Canada, dir. Donald Shebib)
Dawn! (Australia, dir. Ken Hannam)
Kanal (Turkey, dir. Erden Kiral)
Amator / Camera buff (Poland, dir. Krzysztof Kieslowski)
Az erod / The fortress (Hungary, dir. Miklos Szinetar)
Clipa / The moment (Romania, dir. Gheorghe Vitanidis)
Mireille dans la vie des autres (Belgium, dir. Jean-Marie Buchet)
Mlady muz a bila velryba / Young man and the white whale (Czechoslovakia, dir. Jaromil Jires)
Tren (Yugoslavia, dir. Stole Jankovic)
Nahla (Algeria, dir. Farouk Beloufa)
Sky became clear (Mongolia, dir. Ravjagiin Dorjpalam)
Parashuram / The man with the axe (India, dir. Mrinal Sen)
Companero del viaje (Venezuela-Spain, dir. Clemente de la Cerda)
Der schneider von Ulm / The tailor from Ulm (West Germany, dir. Edgar Reitz)
Retrato de Teresa / Portrait of Teresa (Cuba, dir. Pastor Vega)
Runoilija ja muusa / Poet and muse (Finland, dir. Jaakko Pakkasvirta)
Damn for those who cries (Iran, dir. Mohamad Ali Najafi)
Bandera Rota (Mexico, dir. Gabriel Retes)
Siete dias de enero / Seven days in january (Spain-France, dir. Juan Antonio Bardem)
My love is sweet (Syria, dir. Marvan Haddad)
Les chiens / The dogs (France, dir. Alain Jessua)
Al asuar / The walls (Iraq, dir. Mohamed Shukri Jamееl)
Frihetens murar / Walls of freedom (Sweden, dir. Marianne Ahrne)
Only ahead (Vietnam, dir. Long Van)
Cristo si e fermato a Eboli / Christ stopped at Eboli (Italy-France, dir. Francesco Rosi)