1961 Cork Film Festival programme content

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1961 Cork Film Festival programme content


Cork Film Festival, Jerzy Bossak, Charles Ford, Klaus Hebecker, John Ormond, Seán ó Briain, Fritz Lang, George Morrison, Paul Rotha, Kamal Attia, Vittorio De Sica


The original 1961 programme is a soft card-bound issue measuring 20.5cm x 13.5cm. The bind is stapled and it has 40 numbered pages.

The pdf of the 1961 programme includes profiles of the film critic Jerzy Bossak, film critic Charles Ford, German film critic Klaus Hebecker, filmmaker John Ormond, and cinéaste Seán ó Briain who also worked as an assistant editor for Mise Éire. Articles include The World Laughs (p.39) and A Tribute to Fritz Lang (p.40). Programme listings include a listing for Saoirese (George Morrison, 1961) (p.5). Saoirse is the second of the trilogy of documentary films intended to give a picture of the history of Ireland. Mise Éire (George Morrison, 1959) with music composed by Seán Ó Riada, covers the final page of the 1959 programme and details the magnitude of the task in making this documentary. Programme listings also include Das Leben von Adolf Hitler (The Life of Adolf Hitler) (1961) directed by Paul Rotha who came to the festival that year; Ressalah Ailallah (Letter to God) (Kamal Attia, 1961) and the award-winning La Ciociara (Two Women) (1960), starring Sophia Loren, whose director Vittorio De Sica was a visitor to the festival in its early years. As well as programme listings the brochure includes a number of advertisements from local and national companies across all sectors of the business world.


University College Cork, Cork Film Festival, D & A O’Leary Ltd.


Cork Film Festival Collection


University College Cork




Cork Film Festival, Dermot Breen, Gus Healy, Richard Beamish, Dan Donovan, S Fitzgerald, Lord Mayor, Anthony Barry, Aloys Fleischmann, Robert Breathnach


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Paper, 20.5cm x 13.4cm


English, eng; Irish, gle


start=1961-09-27; end=1961-10-04;
Cork, Ireland

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University College Cork, Cork Film Festival, D & A O’Leary Ltd., “1961 Cork Film Festival programme content,” Cork International Film Festival Archive, accessed October 6, 2022, https://corkfilmfest.ucc.ie/items/show/623.