27th Berlin International Film Festival

The 27th annual Berlin International Film Festival was held from 24 June – 5 July 1977.[1] The festival opened with Nickelodeon by Peter Bogdanovich.[2] The Golden Bear was awarded to the Soviet Union film The Ascent directed by Larisa Shepitko.[3] Since this edition, the annual Retrospective and Homage events has been coordinated jointly between the festival organization and the Deutsche Kinemathek.[4] The retrospective shown at the festival was dedicated to West German actress Marlene Dietrich, which was divided into two parts, with Part 1 being shown this year along with the retrospective called Love, Death and Technology. Cinema of the Fantastical 1933–1945.[5] The guest of the Homage was West German filmmaker Wilfried Basse.[6]

27th Berlin International Film Festival
27th Berlin International Film Festival poster.jpg
Festival poster
Opening filmNickelodeon
LocationWest Berlin, Germany
AwardsGolden Bear (The Ascent)
Festival date24 June – 5 July 1977


Senta Berger, Jury President

The following people were announced as being on the jury for the festival:[7]

Films in competitionEdit

The following films were in competition for the Golden Bear award:[8]

English title Original title Director(s) Country
The Fifth Seal Az ötödik pecsét Zoltán Fábri Hungary
Between the Lines Joan Micklin Silver USA
Black Litter Camada negra Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón Spain
Cyclops Циклопът Tsiklopŭt Christo Christov Bulgaria
Day for My Love Den pro mou lásku Juraj Herz Czechoslovakia
The Conquest of the Citadel Die Eroberung der Zitadelle Bernhard Wicki West Germany
The Expulsion from Paradise Die Vertreibung aus dem Paradies Niklaus Schilling West Germany
Don's Party Bruce Beresford Australia
The Anchorite El anacoreta Juan Estelrich Spain, France
Etuda o zkoušce Evald Schorm Czechoslovakia
Feniks Petar Gligorovski Yugoslavia
Grete Minde Heidi Genée West Germany, Austria
A Strange Role Herkulesfürdöi emlék Pál Sándor Hungary
Hitler – A career Hitler - Eine Karriere Joachim Fest and Christian Herrendoerfer West Germany
Jabberwocky Terry Gilliam United Kingdom
The Late Show Robert Benton USA
The Devil Probably Le diable probablement Robert Bresson France
The Bricklayers Los albañiles Jorge Fons Mexico
Mama, I'm Alive Mama, ich lebe Konrad Wolf East Germany, Soviet Union
The Man Who Loved Women L'Homme qui aimait les femmes François Truffaut France
Nickelodeon Peter Bogdanovich USA
Ortsfremd ... wohnhaft vormals Mainzerlandstraße Hedda Rinneberg and Hans Sachs West Germany
Pigs Have Wings Porci con le ali Paolo Pietrangeli Italy
Сентиментальный роман Sentimentalnyy roman Igor Maslennikov Soviet Union
Tenda dos Milagres Nelson Pereira dos Santos Brazil
The Ascent Восхождение Voskhozhdeniye Larisa Shepitko Soviet Union
The Widowhood of Karolina Žašler Vdovstvo Karoline Žašler Matjaž Klopčič Yugoslavia

Out of competitionEdit


Winner of the main award for best film in its section
The opening and closing films are screened during the opening and closing ceremonies respectively.

Retrospective and HomageEdit

The following films were shown in the retrospective dedicated to Marlene Dietrich (Part 1):

English title Original title Director(s) Country
Blonde Venus Josef von Sternberg USA
The Ship of Lost Souls Das Schiff der verlorenen Menschen Maurice Tourneur Germany
The Blue Angel Der blaue Engel Josef von Sternberg Germany
Dishonored Josef von Sternberg USA
Dangers of the Engagement Period Gefahren der Brautzeit Fred Sauer Germany
Knight Without Armour Jacques Feyder United Kingdom
Morocco Josef von Sternberg USA
Shanghai Express Josef von Sternberg USA
The Devil Is a Woman Josef von Sternberg USA
The Scarlet Empress Josef von Sternberg USA
Tragedy of Love Tragödie der Liebe Joe May Germany

The following films were shown in the retrospective "Love, Death and Technology. Cinema of the Fantastical 1933–1945":

English title Original title Director(s) Country
The Tunnel Der Tunnel Kurt Bernhardt Germany
Master of the World Der Herr der Welt Harry Piel Germany


The following prizes were awarded by the Jury:[3]


  1. ^ "27th Berlin International Film Festival". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 26 August 2010. Retrieved 18 July 2010.
  2. ^ Wolfgang Jacobsen: 50 Jahre Berlinale – Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin, page 174 – Nicolai, Berlin 2000. ISBN 3-87584-905-1
  3. ^ a b "PRIZES & HONOURS 1977". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 2 May 2014. Retrieved 8 June 2014.
  4. ^ "History". deutsche-kinemathek.de. Retrieved 2 June 2020.
  5. ^ "RETROSPECTIVE". Archived from the original on 4 March 2017. Retrieved 8 June 2014.
  6. ^ "Retrospective, Berlinale Classics & Homage". berlinale.de. Retrieved 4 June 2020.
  7. ^ "JURIES 1977". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 23 October 2013. Retrieved 8 June 2014.
  8. ^ "Year of the Devil". zeit.de. Retrieved 8 June 2014.
  9. ^ a b "27th Berlinale – Berlin International Film Festival". FIPRESCI. Retrieved 15 December 2019.

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