2nd Berlin International Film Festival

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2nd Berlin International Film Festival
Location Berlin, Germany
Founded 1951
Awards Golden Bear (Hon dansade en sommar)
Festival date 12 – 25 June 1952
Website Website

The 2nd annual Berlin International Film Festival was held from 12 June to 25 June 1952.[1] The FIAPF prohibited the festival from awarding any official prizes by a jury (which only Cannes and Venice were qualified to do so),[1] instead awards were given by audience voting. This was changed in 1956 when the FIAPF granted Berlin "A-Status" during that year.[1][2]

Golden Bear was awarded to Swedish film Hon dansade en sommar by audience vote,[3] despite featuring a nude scene which caused much sensation at the time. Orson Welles's Othello was banned from the festival due to his alleged anti-German remarks.[4] The festival held a retrospective on silent films.[5]

Films in competition[edit]

The following films were in competition for the Golden Bear and Silver Bear awards:[6]

English title Original title Director(s) Country
Cry, the Beloved Country Cry, the Beloved Country Zoltán Korda United Kingdom
Fanfan la Tulipe Christian-Jaque France
One Summer of Happiness Hon dansade en sommar Arne Mattsson Sweden
Rashomon Rashōmon Akira Kurosawa Japan
The River Le Fleuve Jean Renoir France
Miracle in Milan Miracolo a Milano Vittorio De Sica Italy
Perfectionist Un grand patron Yves Ciampi France
Wife For a Night Moglie per una notte Mario Camerini Italy
Under the Thousand Lanterns Unter den tausend Laternen Erich Engel Germany

Key[edit]

Winner of the main award for best film in its section

Awards[edit]

The following prizes were awarded by audience votes:[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "2nd Berlin International Film Festival". berlinale.de. Retrieved 22 December 2009. 
  2. ^ "JURIES 1952". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 23 October 2013. Retrieved 7 June 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "PRIZES & HONOURS 1952". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 15 October 2013. Retrieved 7 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "Berlinale beginnings". Retrieved 7 June 2014. 
  5. ^ "Retrospective". Retrieved 25 June 2014. 
  6. ^ "PROGRAMME 1952". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 9 November 2013. Retrieved 7 June 2014. 

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