Berlin International Film Festival 1984

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The 1984 Berlin International Film Festival began on February 17 and ended on February 28, 1984 .

The festival had invited the Soviet film Farewell to Matjora by Elem Klimov as the opening film this year , but the Soviet Film Association banned it from being shown abroad. The film was ultimately shown as a special screening at the 1987 Berlinale . The new opening film was the dance film Le Bal - The Dance Palace by Ettore Scola .


This year the following films were shown in the competition:

Movie title Director Country of production Actor (selection)
doctors Horst Seemann GDR , FRG , Sweden , Switzerland Judy Winter , Inge Keller , Walther Reyer , Rolf Hoppe
Ah Jing Allen Fong Hong Kong
Antarctic Koreyoshi Kurahara Japan Ken Takakura , Tsunehiko Watase
The Noah's Ark Principle Roland Emmerich Germany Richy Müller , Franz Buchrieser
To what we love Maurice Pialat France Sandrine Bonnaire
The autograph Peter Lilienthal Germany , France Juan José Mosalini , Hanns Zischler
Le Bal - The Dance Palace Ettore Scola Italy , France , Algeria
The chaotic clique Louis Malle United States Donald Sutherland , Jack Warden , Sean Penn
Thieves of the night Samuel Fuller France Véronique Jannot , Stéphane Audran
flirt Roberto Russo Italy Jean-Luc Bideau , Monica Vitti
Front romance Pyotr Todorovsky Soviet Union Inna Churikova
Hot blood Wen Yan People's Republic of China
Witches' Sabbath Pedro Olea Spain Silvia Munt
Class relationships Jean-Marie Straub France , Germany Mario Adorf , Laura Betti
Minor assault György Szomjas Hungary
Love Streams John Cassavetes United States Gena Rowlands , John Cassavetes
Man with no memory Kurt Gloor Switzerland , Germany Hannelore Elsner , Rüdiger Vogler
Tomorrow in Alabama Norbert Kückelmann Germany Wolfgang Kieling , Maximilian Schell
Rembetiko Kostas Ferris Greece
Dirty guerrilla warfare Hector Olivera Argentina
The beauty and the beast Nils Malmros Denmark
His greatest victory John Irvin UK , USA John Hurt
The calm ocean Digna sink Belgium , Netherlands
An unequal pair Peter Yates Great Britain Albert Finney , Tom Courtenay , Edward Fox

International jury

The jury president this year was actress Liv Ullmann . The jury had the following additional members: Edward Bennett (Great Britain), Manuela Cernat-Gheorghiu (Bulgaria), Jules Dassin (France), Lana Gogoberidse (USSR), Tullio Kezich (Italy), Steffen Kuchenreuther (Germany), Jeanine Meerapfel (Germany) , Kevin Thomas (USA), Mario Vargas Llosa (Peru) and Adolphe Viezzi (France).

Award winners

Further prices

  • FIPRESCI Prize (competition): Love Streams by John Cassavetes and Dirty Little War by Héctor Olivera
  • FIPRESCI Prize (Forum): The Furuyashiki Village by Shinsuke Ogawa
  • Interfilm Award - Otto Dibelius Prize (competition): Man without a Memory by Kurt Gloor
  • Interfilm Award - Otto Dibelius Prize (Forum): Bless Their Little Hearts by Billy Woodberry
  • UNICEF Prize (Children's Film Festival): Pessi and Illusia by Heikki Partanen
  • Prize of the Berliner Morgenpost readers' jury : Le Bal by Ettore Scola

Out of competition

Outside of the competition, the following films had their German premieres at this year's Berlinale:

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