1st Moscow International Film Festival

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The 1st Moscow International Film Festival was held from 3 to 17 August 1959.[1] The Grand Prix was awarded to the Soviet film Destiny of a Man directed by Sergei Bondarchuk.


Films in competition

The following films were selected for the main competition:

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Escape from the Shadows Útek ze stínu Jiří Sequens Czechoslovakia
Yesterday Tegnap Márton Keleti Hungary
For Whom the Sun Rises Liman tashrouk al chams Joseph Fahdi Lebanon
The Diary of Anne Frank N/A George Stevens United States
India: Matri Bhumi India Roberto Rossellini Italy, France
Red Line Punainen viiva Matti Kassila Finland
That Won't Keep a Sailor Down Das haut einen Seemann doch nicht um Arthur Maria Rabenalt West Germany, Denmark
Jalsaghar Jalsaghar Satyajit Ray India
Aren't We Wonderful? Wir Wunderkinder Kurt Hoffmann West Germany
The Ball Mingea Andrei Blaier, Sinisa Ivetici Romania
On the Side of One River Chung mot dong song Nguyen Hong Ngi, Pham Hieu Zan North Vietnam
Forever Yours حب للأبد Youssef Chahine Egypt
The Day Shall Dawn N/A A. J. Kardar Pakistan, United Kingdom
Hambre nuestra de cada día Hambre nuestra de cada dia Rogelio A. González Mexico
Unforgettable Trail Itsuka kita michi Koji Shima Japan
Die unvollkommene Ehe Die unvollkommene Ehe Robert A. Stemmle Austria
New Story of the Old Soldier N/A Shen Fu China
Cara de Fogo N/A Galileu Garcia Brazil
The Eagle Orzel Leonard Buczkowski Poland
The Sailor's Song Das Lied der Matrosen Kurt Maetzig, Günter Reisch East Germany
Summer Place Wanted Sommarnöje sökes Hasse Ekman Sweden
Messenger of the People Ardyn elch Dejidiin Jigjid Mongolia
The Verdict La sentence Jean Valère France
Said effendi سيد إفندي Kameran Husni Iraq
Legend of Chunhyang Chunhyangdyun Yun Ryon Gyu North Korea
The Sky Through the Trees Kroz granje nebo Stole Janković Yugoslavia
A Cry from the Streets N/A Lewis Gilbert United Kingdom
Destiny of a Man Sudba cheloveka Sergei Bondarchuk Soviet Union
Tana Tana Kristaq Dhamo Albania
Fanfare N/A Bert Haanstra Netherlands



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