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20th Moscow International Film Festival

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Location  Moscow, Russia
Awards  Grand Prix
Website  Website
Founded  1959
Festival date  19–29 July 1997

The 20th Moscow International Film Festival was held from 19 to 29 July 1997. The Golden St. George was awarded to the American film Marvin's Room directed by Jerry Zaks.



  • Oleg Menshikov (Russia – President of the Jury)
  • Georgi Djulgerov (Bulgaria)
  • Irakli Kvirikadze (Georgia)
  • Fernando Mendez-Leite (Spain)
  • Michel Seydoux (France)
  • Sergio Olhovich (Mexico)
  • Mrinal Sen (India)
  • Beata Tyszkiewicz (Poland)
  • Films in competition

    The following films were selected for the main competition:


  • Golden St. George: Marvin's Room by Jerry Zaks
  • Special Silver St. George: Mother and Son by Alexander Sokurov
  • Silver St. George:
  • Best Director: János Szász for The Witman Boys
  • Best Actor: Til Schweiger for Knockin' on Heaven's Door
  • Best Actress: Isabel Ordaz for Chevrolet
  • Prix FIPRESCI: The Witman Boys by János Szász
  • Honorable Prize - For the contribution to the cinema:
  • Robert De Niro, actor (United States)
  • Andrei Mikhalkov-Konchalovsky, director (Russia)
  • Sophia Loren, actress (Italy)
  • Catherine Deneuve, actress (France)
  • References

    20th Moscow International Film Festival Wikipedia