2nd Berlin International Film Festival
|Awards||Golden Bear (Hon dansade en sommar)|
|Festival date||12 – 25 June 1952|
The 2nd annual Berlin International Film Festival was held from 12 June to 25 June 1952. The FIAPF prohibited the festival from awarding any official prizes by a jury (which only Cannes and Venice were qualified to do so), instead awards were given by audience voting. This was changed in 1956 when the FIAPF granted Berlin "A-Status" during that year.
Golden Bear was awarded to Swedish film Hon dansade en sommar by audience vote, 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. The festival held a retrospective on silent films.
Films in competition
|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|
|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|
† Winner of the main award for best film in its section
The following prizes were awarded by audience votes:
- Golden Bear: Hon dansade en sommar by Arne Mattsson
- Silver Bear: Fanfan la Tulipe by Christian-Jaque
- Bronze Berlin Bear: Cry, the Beloved Country by Zoltán Korda
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