31st Berlin International Film Festival

The 31st annual Berlin International Film Festival was held from 13 to 24 February 1981.[1] The Golden Bear was awarded to the Spanish film Deprisa, Deprisa directed by Carlos Saura.[2] The retrospective was dedicated to British film producer Michael Balcon, as well a tribute to Turkish film director Yılmaz Güney who was a political prisoner at the time.[3] The guest of the Homage was German film director Peter Pewas.[4]

31st Berlin International Film Festival
31st Berlin International Film Festival poster.jpg
Festival poster
LocationWest Berlin, Germany
Founded1951
AwardsGolden Bear (Deprisa, Deprisa)
Festival date13–24 February 1981
WebsiteWebsite
Berlin International Film Festival chronology

JuryEdit

The following people were announced as being on the jury for the festival:[5]

Films in competitionEdit

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

English title Original title Director(s) Country
In Search of Famine আকালের সন্ধানে Akaler Shandhaney Mrinal Sen India
Children's Island Barnens ö Kay Pollak Sweden
The Boat Is Full Das Boot ist voll Markus Imhoof Switzerland
Hurry, Hurry! Deprisa, Deprisa Carlos Saura Spain
The Inventor Der Erfinder Kurt Gloor Switzerland
Der Neger Erwin Herbert Achternbusch West Germany
Twenty Six Days from the Life of Dostoyevsky Двадцать шесть дней из жизни Достоевского Dvadtsat shest dney iz zhizni Dostoevskogo Aleksandr Zarkhi Soviet Union
Fever Gorączka Agnieszka Holland Poland
Head On Michael Grant Canada
History of the World in Three Minutes Flat Michael Mills Canada
Il minestrone Sergio Citti Italy
The Truck Камионът Kamionat Christo Christov Bulgaria
Köszönöm, megvagyunk László Lugossy Hungary
Nature कुदरत Kudrat Chetan Anand India
La provinciale Claude Goretta Switzerland
Le Grand Paysage d'Alexis Droeven Jean-Jacques Andrien Belgium
หลวงตา Luang Ta Permphol Cheyaroon Thailand
Maravillas Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón Spain
Milka – A Film About Taboos Milka – elokuva tabuista Rauni Mollberg Finland
On Land, at Sea and in the Air Ter land, ter zee en in de lucht Paul Driessen Netherlands
Tribute Bob Clark Canada
ツィゴイネルワイゼン Tsigoineruwaizen Seijun Suzuki Japan
Vrijdag Hugo Claus Belgium
Come Back Swallow 燕归来 Yen gui lai Jinggong Fu China

Out of competitionEdit

KeyEdit

Winner of the main award for best film in its section

RetrospectiveEdit

The following films were shown in the retrospective dedicated to Michael Balcon:

English title Original title Director(s) Country
Bulldog Jack Walter Forde United Kingdom
Dead of Night Alberto Cavalcanti, Charles Crichton, Basil Dearden and Robert Hamer United Kingdom
Foreign Affaires Tom Walls United Kingdom
I Was a Spy Victor Saville United Kingdom
Sabotage Alfred Hitchcock United Kingdom
Secret Agent Alfred Hitchcock United Kingdom
The Blue Lamp Basil Dearden United Kingdom
The Gaunt Stranger Walter Forde United Kingdom
The Man Who Knew Too Much Alfred Hitchcock United Kingdom
The Ladykillers Alexander Mackendrick United Kingdom
The Lavender Hill Mob Charles Crichton United Kingdom
The 39 Steps Alfred Hitchcock United Kingdom

The following films were shown in the homage dedicated to Peter Pewas:

English title Original title Director(s) Country
Many Passed By Viele kamen vorbei Peter Pewas West Germany

AwardsEdit

 
Carlos Saura, winner of the Golden Bear at the event

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "31st Berlin International Film Festival". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 26 August 2010. Retrieved 22 August 2010.
  2. ^ a b "PRIZES & HONOURS 1981". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 12 October 2013. Retrieved 8 June 2014.
  3. ^ "RETROSPECTIVE". Archived from the original on 4 March 2017. Retrieved 8 June 2014.
  4. ^ "Retrospective, Berlinale Classics & Homage". berlinale.de. Retrieved 4 June 2020.
  5. ^ "JURIES 1981". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 15 October 2013. Retrieved 8 June 2014.

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