Berlin International Film Festival 1980

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The 1980 Berlin International Film Festival took place from February 18 to February 29 this year. It was the first Berlinale to be directed by the new director Moritz de Hadeln . De Hadeln appointed Manfred Salzgeber to head the information show, which was supposed to give an overview of the international cinema scene. Five years later, Salzgeber turned it into today's Panorama section.


The following films were shown in the official competition in 1980:

Movie title Director Country of production Actor (selection)
Cuenca Crime Pilar Miró Spain
Germany, pale mother Helma Sanders-Brahms Germany Eva Mattes , Ernst Jacobi
The conductor Andrzej Wajda Poland John Gielgud , Krystyna Janda , Andrzej Seweryn
The enemy Zeki Ökten Turkey
The bought death Bertrand Tavernier France , Germany , Great Britain Romy Schneider , Harvey Keitel , Harry Dean Stanton
Heartland Richard Pearce United States Rip Torn
Jam revolution Erland Josephson Sweden Erland Josephson , Bibi Andersson
My asylum Marco Ferreri Italy , France Roberto Benigni
Montiel's widow Miguel Littín Mexico , Colombia , Venezuela , Cuba Geraldine Chaplin , Nelson Villagra , Katy Jurado
Moscow doesn't believe the tears Vladimir Menshov Soviet Union
Palermo or Wolfsburg Werner Schroeter Germany Otto Sander
The price for survival Hans Noever Germany , France Michel Piccoli
Raven dance Markku Lehmuskallio Finland , Sweden
Journey to tenderness Michel Deville France Dominique Sanda , Geraldine Chaplin
Marigolds in August Ross Devenish South Africa Athol Fugard
Rude boy Jack Hazan , David Mingay Great Britain The clash
Solo Sunny Konrad Wolf GDR Renate Krößner , Alexander Lang
transit Daniel Wachsmann Israel
trust István Szabó Hungary Ildikó Bánsági
Away with harm Francis Mankiewicz Canada

International jury

This year's jury president was the Swedish actress Ingrid Thulin . She presided over the following jury: Betsy Blair (Great Britain), Mathieu Carrière (Germany), Alberto Isaac (Mexico), Peter Kern (Germany), Károly Makk (Hungary), Alexander Mitta (USSR), Alexandre Trauner (France) and Angel Wagenstein (Bulgaria).

Award winners

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