Berlin International Film Festival 1972

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The 1972 Berlin International Film Festival took place from June 23 to July 4, 1972.

Germany was looking forward to the upcoming Summer Olympics in Munich this summer . The International Forum of Young Cinema seemed to be establishing itself. Nevertheless, the contrast between the gala presentations of the competition and the discussion-friendly events in the forum was still immense. The film industry in Berlin got a larger platform this year with the International Trade Fair for Film, Tele and Audiovision, which took place for the first time on the exhibition grounds at the Berlin radio tower.


The following films were shown in competition at the 1972 Berlinale:

Movie title Director Country of production Actor (selection)
The old woman Jean-Pierre Blanc France , Italy Annie Girardot , Philippe Noiret , Marthe Keller
The audience Marco Ferreri France , Italy Claudia Cardinale , Ugo Tognazzi , Vittorio Gassman
The oyster village Jin-woo Jeong South Korea
The bitter tears of Petra von Kant Rainer Werner Fassbinder Germany Margit Carstensen , Hanna Schygulla , Katrin Schaake , Eva Mattes
A charming crook Alain Levent France Jacques Brel
Den Forsvundne fuldmægtig Gert Fredholm Denmark Ove Sprogøe
Hammersmith is out Peter Ustinov United States Elizabeth Taylor , Richard Burton , Peter Ustinov , Beau Bridges
The house without limits Pedro Olea Spain Geraldine Chaplin , Viveca Lindfors
Honeymoon Claes Lundberg Sweden
The Hospital Arthur Hiller United States George C. Scott , Diana Rigg
João and the knife George Sluizer Brazil , Netherlands
Lukket avdeling Arnljot mountain Norway
Man sku være noget ved musikken Henning Carlsen Denmark
Olympia - Olympia Jochen Bauer Germany documentary
Pasolini's maddened stories Pier Paolo Pasolini Italy , France Hugh Griffith , Laura Betti
The Possession of Joel Delaney Waris Hussein United States Shirley MacLaine
The rendezvous Kōichi Saitō Japan Keiko Kishi
Reshma Aur Shera Sunil Dutt India Waheeda Rehman , Sunil Dutt , Vinod Khanna
Custody Nanni Loy Italy Alberto Sordi
Top of the heap Christopher St. John United States
Tragovi crne devojke Zdravko Randic Yugoslavia
Neither by day nor by night Steven Hilliard star Israel , USA
Weekend of a champion Frank Simon Great Britain Documentary with Roman Polański , Jackie Stewart

International jury

Eleanor Perry from the USA was the jury president this year. She presided over the following jury: Tinto Brass (Italy), Julio Coll (Spain), Francis Cosne (France), Fritz Drobilitsch-Walden (Austria), Hans Hellmut Kirst (Germany), Herbert Obscherningkat (Germany) and Rita Tushingham (Great Britain) .

Award winners

Further prices

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