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The History of Cinema: 1963

 

 

 

 

 

   

Kyrgyzstan - Vietnam

     
   

Tystnaden (Sweden, 1963)

     
     
   

Mexico

   

 

   

– The Centro Universitario de Estudios Cinematográficos (CUEC), Mexico’s first film school, opens at the National Autonomous University in Mexico City (UNAM). [ADD]

   

 

   

 

     
   

Pakistan

   

 

   

– Popular actress Mussarat Nazir retires from the screen to emigrate to Canada after marrying a doctor. [ADD]

   

 

   

– The government decrees that Pakistani films must account for 85% of screen time in the country’s cinemas.   The decree results in a rash of low quality Punjabi films. [ADD]

   

 

   

 

     
   

Senegal

     
    Borm Sarret (1963)
   

 

   

Ousmane Sembene’s 18-minute short, Borom Sarret, the first indigenous black African film, is released. [ADD]

   

 

   

 

     
   

Somalia

   

 

   

- Hajji Cagakombe’s Miyi Iyo Magaalo (The Countryside and the City), a Somali-Italian co-production, is the country’s first full-length feature film. [ADD]

   

 

   

 

     
   

South Africa

   

 

   

– The passing of the Publications & Entertainments Act results in the creation of the Publications Control Board to maintain standards of decency in films, public entertainments and all publications. [ADD]

   

 

   

 

     
   

Spain

   

 

   

New censorship guidelines ease the restrictions that have been in place since the civil war. [ADD]

   

 

   

– Chinese restaurants close all over the country as staff are hired as extras for Nicholas Ray’s American production 55 Days at Peking. [ADD]

   

 

   

 

     
   

Sweden

     
 

Tystnaden (The Silence), the final part of Ingmar Bergman’s trilogy, is released.   The previous films are Såsom i en spegel (Through a Glass Darkly) in 1961, and Nattvardsgästerne (Winter Light) in 1962.   Ingrid Thulin, Gunner Lindblum and Jörgen Lindström star. [ADD]

   

 

   

Harry Schein founds the Swedish Film Institute and becomes its first managing director.   Its creation brings an end to entertainment tax, which is replaced with a levy of 10% on every cinema ticket. [ADD]

   

 

   

 

     
   

Syria

   

 

   

The General Cinema Organisation is formed following the Revolution of March 8th under the Baath Arab Socialist Party. [ADD]

   

 

   

Zaheir Shawa begins work on his second film, Beyond the Frontiers, but is forced to abandon the project in 1965 due to lack of finance. [ADD]

 

 

   

 

     
   

Taiwan

   

 

   

– The Central Motion Picture Corporation (CMPC) introduces the ‘Health Realism’ melodrama, a genre designed to help build traditional moral values. [ADD]

   

 

   

 

     
   

Vietnam

   

 

   

– The Vietnam Film School is established. [ADD]

     
     
     
     
   

Other Key Films of 1963

   

Kyrgyzstan

   

 

   

Znoy (Heat) (L. Shepitko) [ADD]

   

 

   

 

     
   

Latvia

   

 

   

The Coast (Aivars Freimanis) [ADD]

   

 

   

The Worker (Uldis Brauns) [ADD]

   

 

   

 

     
   

Lithuania

     
    Vienos dienos kronika (1963)
   

 

   

Vienos dienos kronika (The Chronicle of a Day) (Vytautas Zalakevicius) [ADD]

   

 

   

 

     
   

Poland

     
    Jak byc kochana (1963)
   

 

   

Jak byc kochana (How to be Loved) (Wojciech Jerzy Has) [ADD]

   

 

   

Pasazerka (Passenger) (Andrzej Munk) [ADD]

   

 

   

 

     
   

Senegal

   

 

   

Sarzan (Momar Thiam) [ADD]

   

 

   

 

     
   

Serbia

   

 

   

Dani (Aleksander Petrovic) [ADD]

   

 

   

 

     
   

Spain

     
    El Verdugo (1963)
   

 

   

El Verdugo (Luis Garcia Berlanga) [ADD]

   

 

   

 

     
   

Sri Lanka

   

 

   

Gamperaliya (The Changing Village) (Lester James Pereis[ADD]

   

 

   

 

     
   

Sweden

     
    Kvarteret Korpen (1963)
   

 

   

Kvarteret Korpen (Ravens End) (Bo Widerberg) [ADD]

   

 

   

 

     
   

Taiwan

   

 

   

Ke nu (Oyster Girl) (Hsing Lee, Chia Li) [ADD]

   

 

   

 

     
   

Turkmenistan

   

 

   

Sostyazaniye (The Competition) (Bulat Mansurov) [ADD]

   

 

   

 

     
   

USSR

     
    Ya shagayu po Moskve (1963)
   

 

   

Optimisticheskaya tragediya (Optimistic Tragedy) (Samson Samsonov) [ADD]

   

 

   

Ya shagayu po Moskve (Walking the Streets of Moscow) (Georgi Daneliya) [ADD]

   

 

   

 

     
   

Vietnam

   

 

   

Chi Tu Hao (Sister Tu Hao) [ADD]

   

 

   

Khoi Trang (White Smoke) [ADD]

     
     
     
   

The History of Cinema: 1963

    Algeria - Hungary
     
    France
     
    Gt. Britain
     
    India - Japan
     
    USA January - August
     
    USA September - December
     
     
     
     
     

 

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