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8th Moscow International Film Festival

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Location  Moscow, USSR
Awards  Grand Prix
Founded  1959
Festival date  10 – 23 July 1973
Website  http://www.moscowfilmfestival.ru

The 8th Moscow International Film Festival was held from 10 to 23 July 1973. The Golden Prizes were awarded to the Soviet film That Sweet Word: Liberty! directed by Vytautas Žalakevičius and the Bulgarian film Affection directed by Ludmil Staikov.



  • Sergei Bondarchuk (USSR - President of the Jury)
  • Aleksey Batalov (USSR)
  • Julio Bracho (Mexico)
  • Paulin Soumanou Vieyra (Senegal)
  • Jerzy Hoffman (Poland)
  • Antonín Kachlík (Czechoslovakia)
  • René Clément (France)
  • Gina Lollobrigida (Italy)
  • Károly Makk (Hungary)
  • Kurt Maetzig (East Germany)
  • Toshiro Mifune (Japan)
  • Tolomush Okeyev (USSR)
  • George Stevens (USA)
  • Christo Christov (Bulgaria)
  • Kamal El Sheikh (Egypt)
  • Films in competition

    The following films were selected for the main competition:


  • Golden Prize:
  • That Sweet Word: Liberty! by Vytautas Žalakevičius
  • Affection by Ludmil Staikov
  • Golden Prize for Direction: Stanley Kramer for Oklahoma Crude
  • Special Prizes:
  • The Assassination of Matteotti by Florestano Vancini
  • The Battle of Sutjeska by Stipe Delić
  • Those Years by Felipe Cazals
  • Silver Prizes:
  • Photography by Pál Zolnay
  • Copernicus by Ewa Petelska, Czeslaw Petelski
  • Plot by Yves Boisset
  • Prizes:
  • Best Actor: Sergio Corrieri for The Man from Maisinicu
  • Best Actor: Ramaz Chkhikvadze for The Saplings
  • Best Actress: Tra Giang for 17th Parallel, Nights and Days
  • Best Actress: Ingerid Vardund for Lina's Wedding
  • Diplomas:
  • Days of Betrayal by Otakar Vávra
  • Home Sweet Home by Benoît Lamy
  • The Saplings by Rezo Chkheidze
  • Explosion by Mircea Drăgan
  • Touki Bouki by Djibril Diop Mambéty
  • Prix FIPRESCI: Touki Bouki by Djibril Diop Mambéty
  • Special Mention: The Man from Maisinicu by Manuel Pérez
  • References

    8th Moscow International Film Festival Wikipedia