33rd Berlin International Film Festival

The 33rd annual Berlin International Film Festival was held from 18 February to 1 March 1983.[2] The festival opened with the out of competition film, Tootsie by Sydney Pollack.[3]

33rd Berlin International Film Festival
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Festival poster
Opening filmTootsie
LocationWest Berlin, Germany
AwardsGolden Bear (Ascendancy and La colmena)
No. of films330 films[1]
Festival date18 February – 1 March 1983

The Golden Bear was awarded to the British film Ascendancy directed by Edward Bennett and Spanish film La colmena directed by Mario Camus.[4] The retrospective titled Exile. Six Actors from Germany was dedicated to German or Austrian actors Wolfgang Zilzer, Curt Bois, Dolly Haas, Francis Lederer, Elisabeth Bergner and Hertha Thiele, who were forced to leave Germany after the 1930s rise of the Nazi regime.[5]


Jeanne Moreau, Jury President

The following people were announced as being on the jury for the festival:[6]

Films in competitionEdit

The following films were in competition for the Golden Bear:[1]

English title Original title Director(s) Country
Ascendancy Ascendancy Edward Bennett United Kingdom
La Belle captive Alain Robbe-Grillet France
Cap Canaille Juliet Berto, Jean-Henri Roger France
La colmena Mario Camus Spain
In the White City Dans la ville blanche Alain Tanner Switzerland
Der er et yndigt land Morten Arnfred Denmark
Dies rigorose Leben Vadim Glowna West Germany
Dögkeselyű Ferenc András Hungary
The Mission Ferestadeh Parviz Sayyad USA
The Ghost Das Gespenst Herbert Achternbusch West Germany
A Season in Hakkari Hakkâri'de Bir Mevsim Erden Kıral Turkey
Sheer Madness Heller Wahn Margarethe von Trotta West Germany
Himala Ishmael Bernal Philippines
Hécate' Daniel Schmid Switzerland
Strange Friends 陌生的朋友 Mò shēng de péng yǒu Lei Xu China
Incomplete Eclipse Neúplné zatmení Jaromil Jireš Czechoslovakia
Pauline at the Beach Pauline à la plage Éric Rohmer France
Pra Frente, Brasil Roberto Farias Brazil
Der stille Ozean Xaver Schwarzenberger Austria
That Championship Season That Championship Season Jason Miller USA
Utopia Sohrab Shahid-Saless West Germany
Via degli specchi Giovanna Gagliardo Italy
Love by Request Влюблён по собственному желанию Vlyublyon po sobstvennomu zhelaniyu Sergey Mikaelyan Soviet Union
野獣刑事 Yajū deka Eiichi Kudo Japan

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.


1983 Retrospective poster, titled Exil. Sechs Schauspieler aus Deutschland ("Exile. Six Actors from Germany")[7]

The following films were shown in the retrospective "Exile. Six Actors from Germany":[8]

English title Original title Director(s) Country
Unholy Love Alraune Henrik Galeen Germany
Anna and Elizabeth Anna und Elisabeth Frank Wisbar Germany
A Private Life Mikhail Bogin USA
Ariane Ariane Paul Czinner Germany
Boycott Boykott Robert Land Germany
Broken Blossoms John Brahm United Kingdom
Caught Max Ophüls USA
Confessions of a Nazi Spy Anatole Litvak USA
The Boat Is Full Das Boot ist voll Markus Imhoof Switzerland
The Awakening of Woman Das Erwachen des Weibes Fred Sauer Germany
The Ugly Girl Das häßliche Mädchen Hermann Kosterlitz Germany
The Prince of Pappenheim Der Fürst von Pappenheim Richard Eichberg West Germany
The Page from the Dalmasse Hotel Der Page vom Dalmasse-Hotel Victor Janson Germany
The Pentecost Outing Der Pfingstausflug Michael Günther Germany
Dreaming Lips Der träumende Mund Paul Czinner Germany
Pandora's Box Die Büchse der Pandora Georg Wilhelm Pabst Germany
The Incorrigible Barbara Die unverbesserliche Barbara Lothar Warneke East Germany
The Wonderful Lies of Nina Petrovna Die wunderbare Lüge der Nina Petrowna Hanns Schwarz Germany
Dreaming Lips Paul Czinner United Kingdom
Ein Polterabend Curt Bois East Germany
A Tremendously Rich Man Ein steinreicher Mann Steve Sekely Germany
Enemy of Women Alfred Zeisler USA
Miss Else Fräulein Else Paul Czinner Germany
Herr Puntila and His Servant Matti Herr Puntila und sein Knecht Matti Alberto Cavalcanti Austria
Hitler's Madman Douglas Sirk USA
Hotel Berlin Peter Godfrey USA
I Confess Alfred Hitchcock USA
The Island on the Lake Insel im See Wolfgang Münstermann East Germany
Little Girl, Great Fortune Kleines Mädel – großes Glück E. W. Emo Germany
Kuhle Wampe or Who Owns the World? Kuhle Wampe oder Wem gehört die Welt Slatan Dudow Germany
Love's Command Liebeskommando Géza von Bolváry Germany
Girls in Uniform Mädchen in Uniform Leontine Sagan Germany
Mutterliebe (unknown) Germany
Husbands or Lovers Nju - Eine unverstandene Frau Paul Czinner Germany
Raid in St. Pauli Razzia in Sankt Pauli Werner Hochbaum Germany
Ripening Youth Reifende Jugend Carl Froelich Germany
Scampolo Scampolo, ein Kind der Straße Hans Steinhoff Germany, Austria
Such Is Life Takový je život Carl Junghans Czechoslovakia
Stolen Life Paul Czinner United Kingdom
The Diary of a Chambermaid Jean Renoir USA
The Lovable Cheat Richard Oswald USA
The Man I Married Irving Pichel USA
The Pursuit of Happiness Alexander Hall USA
Voice in the Wind Arthur Ripley USA
Escape Zuflucht Carl Froelich Germany


Mario Camus, one of the winners of the Golden Bear at the event

The following prizes were awarded by the Jury:[4]


  1. ^ a b "PROGRAMME 1983". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 9 November 2013. Retrieved 8 June 2014.
  2. ^ "33rd Berlin International Film Festival". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 28 December 2010. Retrieved 14 November 2010.
  3. ^ Wolfgang Jacobsen: 50 Jahre Berlinale – Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin, page 180 – Nicolai, Berlin 2000. ISBN 3-87584-905-1
  4. ^ a b "PRIZES & HONOURS 1983". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 15 October 2013. Retrieved 8 June 2014.
  5. ^ "RETROSPECTIVE". Archived from the original on 4 March 2017. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
  6. ^ "JURIES 1983". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 23 October 2013. Retrieved 8 June 2014.
  7. ^ "RETROSPECTIVE". Archived from the original on 4 March 2017. Retrieved 27 June 2014.
  8. ^ "RETROSPECTIVE 1983". Retrieved 27 June 2014.

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