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12th Moscow International Film Festival

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Location  Moscow, USSR
Awards  Grand Prix
Founded  1959
Festival date  7 – 21 July 1981

The 12th Moscow International Film Festival was held from 7 to 21 July 1981. The Golden Prizes were awarded to the Brazilian film O Homem que Virou Suco directed by João Batista de Andrade, the Vietnamese film The Abandoned Field: Free Fire Zone directed by Nguyen Hong Shen and the Soviet-French-Swiss film Teheran 43 directed by Aleksandr Alov and Vladimir Naumov.



  • Stanislav Rostotsky (USSR – President of the Jury)
  • Juan Antonio Bardem (Spain)
  • Basu Bhattacharya (India)
  • Jerzy Hoffman (Poland)
  • Jacques Duqeau-Rupp (France)
  • Bata Živojinović (Yugoslavia)
  • Komaki Kurihara (Japan)
  • Jay Leyda (USA)
  • Miguel Littín (Chile)
  • László Lugossy (Hungary)
  • Nelson Pereira dos Santos (Brazil)
  • Gian Luigi Rondi (Italy)
  • Olzhas Suleimenov (USSR)
  • Med Hondo (Mauritania)
  • Lyudmila Chursina (USSR)
  • Films in competition

    The following films were selected for the main competition:


  • Golden Prizes:
  • O Homem que Virou Suco by João Batista de Andrade
  • The Abandoned Field: Free Fire Zone by Nguyen Hong Shen
  • Teheran 43 by Aleksandr Alov, Vladimir Naumov
  • Silver Prizes:
  • Temporary Paradise by András Kovács
  • Belønningen by Bjørn Lien
  • Muddy River by Kōhei Oguri
  • Special Prizes:
  • Ali in Wonderland by Ahmed Rachedi
  • Yo Ho Ho by Zako Heskiya
  • Ta chvíle, ten okamžik by Jiří Sequens
  • Peacetime in Paris by Predrag Golubović
  • Prizes:
  • Best Actor: Karl Merkatz for Der Bockerer
  • Best Actor: Tito Junco for Guardafronteras
  • Best Actor: Roman Wilhelmi for The Moth
  • Best Actress: Mercedes Sampietro for Gary Cooper, Who Art in Heaven
  • Best Actress: Maya-Gozel Aimedova for Tree Dzhamal
  • Special Diplomas:
  • The Man with the Carnation by Nikos Tzimas
  • El caso Huayanay by Federico García
  • Morning Undersea by Lauro António
  • The Pale Light of Sorrow by Iulian Mihu
  • Night by the Seashore by Erkko Kivikoski
  • Diploma:
  • Young Actor: Viktor Chouchkov for Yo Ho Ho
  • Prix FIPRESCI: The Abandoned Field: Free Fire Zone by Nguyen Hong Shen
  • References

    12th Moscow International Film Festival Wikipedia

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