Berlin International Film Festival 1974

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The 1974 Berlin International Film Festival took place from June 21 to July 2, 1974.

This year the Berlinale took place at the same time as the major event in Germany, the 1974 World Cup . Under the festival director Alfred Bauer , however, football was not the focus of Dieter Kosslick's decades later . Another event was much more important for the future of the festival. For the first time a Soviet film was shown in the festival program. With you and without you was the name of the debut film by the Soviet actor Rodion Nachapetow , who was also a debut for the Berlinale in competition but out of competition.


The following films were shown in competition at the 1974 Berlinale:

Movie title Director Country of production Actor (selection)
Asayake no uta Kei Kumai Japan
Uprising in Patagonia Hector Olivera Argentina
Bobby's War Arnljot mountain Norway
Bread and chocolate Franco Brusati Italy Nino Manfredi , Anna Karina
The conscript Roland Verhavert Belgium
Duddy aims high Ted Kotcheff Canada Richard Dreyfuss , Micheline Lanctôt , Jack Warden , Randy Quaid
The earth is a sinful song Rauni Mollberg Finland
Fontane Effi Briest Rainer Werner Fassbinder Germany Hanna Schygulla , Wolfgang Schenck
Ha'Ya'ar Ha-Kasum Shlomo Suriano Israel Cartoon
Hamlet played in the village of Mrdusa Donja Krsto Papic Yugoslavia
A handful of love Vilgot Sjoman Sweden Anita Ekström , Gösta Bredefeldt , Ingrid Thulin
In the name of the people Ottokar Runze Germany documentary
The love of the student Juan Jaime de Armiñán Spain Ana Belén
Little Malcolm Stuart Cooper Great Britain John Hurt
The pelican Gérard Blain France Gérard Blain
Sagarana - The Duel Paulo Thiago Brazil
Still life Sohrab Shahid Saless Iran
There is no 13 William Sachs United States
Tears on hot sand Shyam Benegal India Anant Nag , Shabana Azmi
Two Charles Trieschmann United States
The watchmaker of St. Paul Bertrand Tavernier France Philippe Noiret , Jean Rochefort
Under the deadly sun Don Chaffey USA , UK Richard Roundtree , Roy Thinnes , Nigel Davenport
The persecuted Michel Mitrani France
Zeami, the master of the Noh game Susumu Harada Japan

International jury

The jury president this year was the Argentine Rodolfo Kuhn. He presided over the following jury: Pietro Bianchi (Italy), Gérard Ducaux-Rupp (France), Kurt Heinz (Germany), Margaret Hixman (Great Britain), Akira Iwasaki (Japan), Arthur Knight (USA), Manfred Purzer (Germany) and Piet Ruivenkamp (Netherlands).

Award winners

  • Golden Bear : Duddy aims high
    • Silver bears :
    • The watchmaker of St. Paul (Special Jury Prize)
    • Uprising in Patagonia
    • In the name of the people
    • Little Malcolm
    • Still life
    • Bread and chocolate

Further prices


  • 50 Years of the Berlinale - International Film Festival 1951–2000 by Wolfgang Jacobsen

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