Berlin International Film Festival 1952
The 1952 Berlin International Film Festival took place from June 12 to 25, 1952.
The first Berlinale was over and the new festival was about to end. The FIAPF , the international federation of film producers decided on 4 September 1951 that there should be only one film festival with an international competition. Only in view of the tradition of the festivals in Cannes and Venice were both allowed to hold a competition with an international jury. Otherwise, the member producers were asked not to participate in other festivals that held a competition. FIAPF demanded that the Berlinale no longer appoint a jury or award any more prizes (as had happened at the Berlinale 1951 , without the consent of FIAPF). The Berlinale found its way out of the dilemma by choosing the winners of the Golden Bears through public voting.
In 1952 there was the first Berlinale scandal: Orson Welles ' film adaptation of Othello would certainly have been one of the highlights of the festival had it not been for a dispute in the working committee of the festival about the director's criticism of the situation in post-war Germany two years ago Committee members called "anti-German". Othello's invitation was prevented; When the film was later asked to go to the festival, Welles declined.
The most prominent guest at the Berlinale was Billy Wilder . The winning film was She danced just one summer (Hon dansade en sommar) by Arne Mattsson , in which a nude scene caused a sensation. Neither Jean Renoir's The Power (The River) still Akira Kurosawa's Rashomon - The pleasure grove and Vittorio De Sica's Miracle in Milan (Miracolo a Milano) were in the public vote to win one of three prizes.
The winning film is highlighted in orange.
- She only danced one summer (Hon dansade en sommer)
- Fanfan, the Hussar (Fanfan la Tulipe)
- 'Cause they're supposed to be comforted (Cry, the Beloved Country)
- Wolfgang Jacobsen: 50 Years of the Berlinale - International Film Festival 1951–2000