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The History of Cinema: 1963







India - Japan


8 1/2 (Italy, 1963)




– The country’s film industry celebrates its golden jubilee. [ADD]




– The Indian Motion Picture Export Corporation is founded. [ADD]




The Householder, James Ivory and Ismail Merchant’s first Indian film, is released. [ADD]




Barnouw and Krishnaswamy’s Indian Film is published for the first time. [ADD]




– The Journal of the CTA of South India, probably the first Indian technical magazine is published on a monthly basis in Madras. [ADD]










– The College of Dramatic Arts is established. [ADD]







    Fellini's 8 1/2 (1963)



15/2 -

Federico Fellini's is released.   The semi-autobiographical film’s title refers to the seven solo films and three collaborations he has made to date.   Marcello Mastroianni stars with Anouk Aimée, Sandra Milo, Claudia Cardinale and Guido Alberti. [ADD]





19/2 -

The Church attacks director Pier Paolo Pasolini’s segment of the film RoGoPaG for undermining state religion.   The film, which is co-directed by Roberto Rossellini, Jean-Luc Godard, and Ugo Gregoretti, features Orson Welles and Laura Betti. [ADD]





28/3 -

Luchino Visconti's Il Gattopardo (The Leopard), an adaptation of the novel by Giuseppe De Lampedasa is released.   Burt Lancaster (cast to obtain an international release from 20th Century-Fox), Alain Delon and Claudia Cardinale star. [ADD]





11/5 -

Pier Paolo Pasolini is found guilty of "public defamation" for La Ricotta, his satirical segment of the film RoGoPaG, and receives a four month suspended prison sentence. [ADD]




– In 1963 Claudia Cardinale appeared on 32 magazine covers, Sophia Loren on 30 and Gina Lollobrigida on 11. [ADD]







    An Actor's Revenge (1963)



13/1 -

Kon Ichikawa’s Yukinojo henge (An Actor's Revenge) is released.   It tells the story of an early 19th Century female impersonator who takes revenge on the men who caused caused his parents’ death.   Veteran actor Kazuo Hasegawa stars in a dual role. [ADD]





12/12 -

Director Yasujiro Ozu dies of cancer on the eve of his 60th birthday in Tokyo. [ADD]


Other Key Films of 1963



    Bandini (1963)



Bandini (Bimal Roy) [ADD]




Haqeeqat (Chetan Anand) [ADD]




Mahanagar (Big City) (Satyajit Ray) [ADD]




Mujhe Jeene Do (Sunil Dutt) [ADD]




Yaadein (Sunil Dutt) [ADD]



    Khaneh Siah Ast (1963)



Khaneh Siah Ast (The House is Black) (Forugh Farrokhzad) [ADD]










El Dorado (Menahem Golan) [ADD]







    L'Ape Regina (1963)



L’Ape Regina (Queen Bee) (Marco Ferreri) [ADD]




I Fidanzati (The Engagement) (Ermanno Olmi) [ADD]




Le Mani sulla città (Hands Over the City) (Francesco Rosi) [ADD]







    Tengoku to jigoku (1963)



Taiheiyo hitori-botchi (Alone in the Pacific) (Kon Ichikawa) [ADD]




Tengoku to jigoku (High and Low) (Akira Kurosawa) [ADD]


The History of Cinema: 1963

    Algeria - Hungary
    Gt. Britain
    Kyrgyzstan - Vietnam
    USA January - August
    USA September - December








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