22nd Berlin International Film Festival

The 22nd annual Berlin International Film Festival was held from 23 June to 4 July 1972.[1] The Golden Bear was awarded to the Italian film I racconti di Canterbury directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini.[2]

22nd Berlin International Film Festival
LocationWest Berlin, Germany
AwardsGolden Bear (I racconti di Canterbury)
Festival date23 June – 4 July 1972
Berlin International Film Festival chronology


The following people were announced as being on the jury for the festival:[3]

Films in competitionEdit

The following films were in competition for the Golden Bear award:

English title Original title Director(s) Country
Weekend of a Champion Frank Simon United Kingdom
The Missing Clerk Den forsvundne fuldmægtig Gert Fredholm Denmark
In Prison Awaiting Trial Detenuto in attesa di giudizio Nanni Loy Italy
The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant Die bitteren Tränen der Petra von Kant Rainer Werner Fassbinder West Germany
Hammersmith Is Out Peter Ustinov USA
The Canterbury Tales I racconti di Canterbury Pier Paolo Pasolini Italy
Flyaway Robin Lehman United Kingdom
João and the Knife João en het mes George Sluizer Brazil, Netherlands
The Audience L'udienza Marco Ferreri Italy, France
A House Without Boundaries La casa sin fronteras Pedro Olea Spain
The Old Maid La Vieille Fille Jean-Pierre Blanc France, Italy
The Bar at the Crossing Le Bar de la Fourche Alain Levent France
Neither by Day nor by Night לא ביום ולא בלילה Lo B'Yom V'Lo B'Layla Steven Hilliard Stern Israel, USA
Closed Ward Lukket avdeling Arnljot Berg Norway
Oh, to Be on the Bandwagon! Man sku være noget ved musikken Henning Carlsen Denmark
Da mußte die böse Frau die ganzen Mohrrüben selber fressen Thomas Keck West Germany
Olympia – Olympia Jochen Bauer West Germany
Reshma and Shera रेशमा और शेरा Reshma Aur Shera Sunil Dutt India
The Selfish Giant Peter Sander Canada
Oyster Village 석화촌 Seokhwachon Jung Jin-woo South Korea
Honeymoon Smekmånad Claes Lundberg Sweden
The Hospital Arthur Hiller USA
The Possession of Joel Delaney Waris Hussein USA
Top of the Heap Christopher St. John USA
Traces of a Black Haired Girl Tragovi crne devojke Zdravko Randić Yugoslavia
Tri etide za Cathy i Miloša Jože Pogačnik Yugoslavia
The Rendezvous 約束 Yakusoku Kōichi Saitō Japan


Winner of the main award for best film in its section


Pier Paolo Pasolini, winner of the Golden Bear at the event

The following prizes were awarded by the Jury:[2]


  1. ^ "22nd Berlin International Film Festival". berlinale.de. Retrieved 14 March 2010.
  2. ^ a b "PRIZES & HONOURS 1972". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 27 April 2014. Retrieved 8 June 2014.
  3. ^ "JURIES 1972". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 29 September 2013. Retrieved 8 June 2014.

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