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The History of Cinema: 1974

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Afghanistan - India

   
   
   
   

 

Afghanistan

 

 

 

Daoud Farani and A. K. Halil’s Rabhi Balkhie, the country’s first feature film, is produced. [ADD]

 

 

 

 

   

 

Argentina

   
  La Tregua (1974)

 

 

1/8 -

Sergio Renan’s La Tregua (The Respite) is released.   In 1975, it will become the country’s first film to be nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film at the US Academy Awards[ADD]

 

 

 

 

   

 

Austria

 

 

 

– The number of cinemas in the country is 645, down from 1,244 in 1958. [ADD]

 

 

 

 

   

 

Benin

 

 

 

Pascal Abikanlou’s Sous le Signe du Vaudoun (Under the Sign of the Voodoo), the first film produced in Benin, is released. [ADD]

 

 

 

 

   

 

Canada

   
  Hunger (1974)

 

 

 

Peter Foldes’ short animated film, Hunger, makes extensive use of computer generated imagery. [ADD] 

 

 

 

 

   

 

Central African Republic

 

 

 

Joseph Akouissone’s Josepha, the first film produced in the Central African Republic, is released. [ADD]

 

 

 

 

   

 

Chile

   
  Jorge Muller

 

 

29/11 -

Actress Carmen Bueno and cameraman Jorge Muller are arrested in Santiago by the DINA, Pinochet's political police. [ADD]

 

 

 

 

   

 

Egypt

   
  Youssef Chahine

 

 

26/8 -

Youssef Chahine’s Al-Asfour (The Sparrow) is released more than a year after its completion after it was banned by Egyptian censors. [ADD]

 

 

 

 

   

 

West Germany

   
  Angst essen Seele auf (1974)

 

 

5/3 -

Rainer Werner Fassbinder's Angst essen Seele auf (Ali - Fear Eats the Soul) is released.  El Hedi Ben Salem stars as a Moroccan mechanic who meets and falls in love with a lonely widowed cleaning lady (Brigitte Mira) despite the hostility of those around them. [ADD]

 

 

 

– The Film-Fernseh-Abkommen (Film and Television Accord) between the German Federal Film Board and ARD and ZDF, the Federal Republic’s main broadcasters, sees them agree to provide a sum each year for the production of films suitable for both theatrical exhibition and television broadcasting. [ADD]

 

 

 

 

   

 

Holland

 

 

 

The Fonds voor de Nederlandse Film is established to promote the production of shorts and art films. [ADD]

 

 

 

 

   

 

India

 

 

30/12 -

Director Satyajit Ray presides over the opening of the fifth Indian Film Festival in New Delhi, where controversy arises over a semi-nude scene in the film Siddhartha. [ADD]

 

 

 

Hindustan PhotoFilms begins limited production of positive colour stock. [ADD]

 

 

 

– The Film Festival of India becomes an annual event. [ADD]

 

 

 

– The Film Institute of India merges with the TV Training Centre to become the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) [ADD]

 

 

 

 

   
   
 

Other Key Films of 1974

 

Afghanistan

 

 

 

Rozhai dushwar (Wali Latifi) [ADD]

 

 

 

 

   
 

Argentina

 

 

 

Boquitas Pintadas (Leopoldo Torre-Nilsson) [ADD]

 

 

 

La Patagonia rebelde (The Rebel Patagonia) (Hector Olivera) [ADD]

 

 

 

 

   
 

Armenia

 

 

 

Qaos (Chaos) (Laert Vagharshyan) [ADD]

 

 

 

Yerevanyan oreri khronikan (Chronicle of Yerevan Days) (Frunze Dovlatyan) [ADD]

 

 

 

 

   
 

Australia

 

 

 

The Cars That Ate Paris (Peter Weir) [ADD]

 

 

 

 

   
 

Bangladesh

 

 

 

Alor Michil (Mita) [ADD]

 

 

 

Anek Din Agey (F. Fabir Chowdhury) [ADD]

 

 

 

Essa Khan (Mohiuddin) [ADD]

 

 

 

Sangram (The Fight) (Chashi Nazrul Islam) [ADD]

 

 

 

Shanibarer Chiti (F. A. Film Unit) [ADD]

 

 

 

Stop Genocide (Zahir Raihan) [ADD]

 

 

 

 

   
 

Canada

 

 

 

The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (Ted Kotcheff) [ADD]

 

 

 

Il était une fois dans l'est (Once Upon  Time in the East) (André Brassard) [ADD]

 

 

 

 

   
 

Czechoslovakia

 

 

 

Lide z metra (People of the Subway) (Jaromil Jires) [ADD]

 

 

 

Pohádky tisíce a jedné noci (A Thousand and One Nights) (Karel Zeman) [ADD]

 

 

 

 

   
 

Cuba

 

 

 

De cierta manera (Sara Gómez) [ADD]

 

 

 

 

   
 

Georgia

 

 

 

Crazy People (Eldar Shengelaya) [ADD]

 

 

 

 

   
 

West Germany

 

 

 

Alice in den Städten (Alice in the Cities) (Wim Wenders) [ADD]

 

 

 

Fontane Effi Briest (Rainer Werner Fassbinder) [ADD]

 

 

 

Jeder für sich und Gott gegen alle (The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser) (Werner Herzog) [ADD]

 

 

 

Karl May (Hans-Jurgen Syberberg) [ADD]

 

 

 

 

   
 

Greece

 

 

 

Atilla (Michael Cacoyannis) [ADD]

 

 

 

Gazoros, Serres (Takis Hatzopoulos) [ADD]

 

 

 

Megara (Yorgos Tsemberopoulos, Sakis Maniatis) [ADD]

 

 

 

Model (Costas Sfikas) [ADD]

 

 

 

The Colours of the Iris (Nikos Panayotopoulos) [ADD]

 

 

 

 

   
 

Hungary

 

 

 

Álmodó ifjúság (Dreaming Youth) (János Rózsa) [ADD]

 

 

 

Szarvassá vált fiúk (Imre Gyöngyössy) [ADD]

 

 

 

Szerelmem, Elektra (Miklós Jancsó) [ADD]

 

 

 

 

   
 

India

 

 

 

Ankur (Shyam Benegal) [ADD]

 

 

 

Sonar Kella (The Golden Fortress) (Satyajit Ray) [ADD]

 

 

 

27 Down (Awtar Krishna Kaul) [ADD]

   
   
   
 

The History of Cinema: 1974

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