20th Moscow International Film Festival

The 20th Moscow International Film Festival was held from 19 to 29 July 1997.[1] The Golden St. George was awarded to the American film Marvin's Room directed by Jerry Zaks.

20th Moscow International Film Festival
LocationMoscow, Russia
AwardsGrand Prix
Festival date19–29 July 1997


Films in competition

The following films were selected for the main competition:

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
SwallowtailSuvaroteiruShunji IwaiJapan
Blue MountainBlue MountainThomas TannerSwitzerland, Germany
The Minister of StateSágojoga ministtarPaul-Anders SimmaFinland, Norway, Sweden
Knockin' on Heaven's DoorKnockin' on Heaven's DoorThomas JahnGermany, Netherlands, Belgium
Kings for a DayComme des roisFrançois VelleFrance
Marvin's RoomMarvin's RoomJerry ZaksUnited States
A TrapPułapkaAdek DrabińskiPoland
The Witman BoysWitman fiukJános SzászHungary, France, Germany, Poland
Marianna UcrìaMarianna UcrìaRoberto FaenzaItaly, France, Portugal
Mother and SonMat' i synAlexander SokurovRussia, Germany
The Best Job in the WorldLe Plus Beau Métier du mondeGérard LauzierFrance
Shanghai 1937Hotel ShanghaiPeter PatzakAustria, China
First OptionFei huGordon ChanHong Kong
Bring Me the Head of Mavis DavisBring Me the Head of Mavis DavisJohn HendersonUnited Kingdom
Sardari BegumSardari BegumShyam BenegalIndia
ChevroletChevroletJavier MaquaSpain



  1. "20th Moscow International Film Festival (1997)". MIFF. Archived from the original on 22 March 2013. Retrieved 22 March 2013.
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