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7th Berlin International Film Festival

7th Berlin International Film Festival
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Festival poster
LocationWest Berlin, Germany
AwardsGolden Bear (12 Angry Men)
Festival date21 June – 2 July 1957
Berlin International Film Festival chronology

The 7th annual Berlin International Film Festival was held from 21 June to 2 July 1957.[1] The International Federation of Film Critics awarded FIPRESCI Award for the first time this year.[1] The Golden Bear was awarded to the American film 12 Angry Men directed by Sidney Lumet.[2]


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

International feature film jury

  • Jay Carmody, theatre critic (United States) - Jury President
  • Jean de Baroncelli, writer and film critic (France)
  • John Sutro, producer (United Kingdom)
  • Dalpathal Kothari (India)
  • Fernaldo Di Giammatteo, historian and film critic (Italy)
  • Bunzaburo Hayashi, producer (Japan)
  • Miguel Alemán Jr., producer (Mexico)
  • Thorsten Eklann, journalist (Sweden)
  • José María Escudero, director of photography (Spain)
  • Edmund Luft, playwright, historian and film critic (West Germany)
  • Ernst Schröder, actor (West Germany)

International documentary and short jury

  • Adolf Hübl, founder of the Bundesstaatliche Hauptstelle für Lichtbild und Bildungsfilm (Austria) - Jury President
  • Paul Heimann, pedagogue (West Germany)
  • Paul Louyet, producer (Belgium)
  • Norman McLaren, director and producer (Canada)
  • Karl Naef, (Switzerland)
  • Yrjö Rannikko, producer (Finland)
  • Ahmed Sefrioui, writer (Morocco)

Films in competition

The following films were in competition for the Golden Bear award:[4]

Feature film
English title Original title Director(s) Country
12 Angry Men Sidney Lumet USA
1918 T. J. Särkkä Finland
Whom God Forgives Amanecer en Puerta Oscura José María Forqué Spain
Arashi 嵐 Arashi Hiroshi Inagaki Japan
Brahim Jean Flechet Morocco
The Last Ones Shall Be First Die Letzten werden die Ersten sein Rolf Hansen West Germany
The Tough الفتوة El fatawa Salah Abu Seif Egypt
El hombre señalado Francis Lauric Argentina
Happiness Felicidad Alfonso Corona Blake Mexico
Hang Tuah Phani Majumdar Singapore, Malaysia
Be Dear to Me Ingen tid til kærtegn Annelise Hovmand Denmark
Jonas Ottomar Domnick West Germany
Tausend Kleine Zeichen Herbert Seggelke West Germany
Secrets of Life James Algar USA
Kabuliwala কাবুলিওয়ালা Kābuli'ōẏālā Tapan Sinha India
The Man in the Raincoat L'Homme à l'imperméable Julien Duvivier France
The Window to Luna Park La finestra sul Luna Park Luigi Comencini Italy
The Adventures of Arsène Lupin Les Aventures d'Arsène Lupin Jacques Becker France, Italy
Manuela Guy Hamilton United Kingdom
It Was Not in Vain Nije bilo uzalud Nikola Tanhofer Yugoslavia
Fathers and Sons Padri e figli Mario Monicelli Italy
The Girl from Corfu Πρωτευουσιάνικες περιπέτειες Protevousianikes peripeteies Yannis Petropoulakis Greece
No Sun in Venice Sait-on jamais... Roger Vadim France, Italy
The Wedding Day 시집가는 날 Shijibganeun nal Byung-il Lee South Korea
Last Pair Out Sista paret ut Alf Sjöberg Sweden
Rendezvous with Forgotten Years Stevnemøte med glemte år Jon Lennart Mjøen Norway
The Spanish Gardener Philip Leacock United Kingdom
Freedom Vernon Messenger (uncredited) Nigeria
The Teahouse of the August Moon Daniel Mann USA
The Wayward Bus Victor Vicas USA
Tizoc Tizoc: Amor indio Ismael Rodríguez Mexico
The Valley of the Lost Soul 亡魂谷 Wang hun gu Chun Yen Hong Kong
Woman in a Dressing Gown J. Lee Thompson United Kingdom
Documentary and short film
English title Original title Director(s) Country
The Horse Boy 暴れん坊街道 Abarenbō kaidō Tomu Uchida Japan
Big Bill Blues Jean Delire Belgium
The Good Earth Đất Lành Ramon A. Estella South Vietnam
Happiness Felicidad Alfonso Corona Blake Mexico
Gente lontana Lionetto Fabbri Italy
Plitvicka jezera Dragoslav Holub Yugoslavia
La revolución mexicana en sus murales Luis Spota Mexico
Ruf der Götter Dietrich Wawrzyn West Germany
Secrets of Life James Algar USA
Tausend kleine Zeichen Herbert Seggelke West Germany
The Last Paradise L'ultimo paradiso Folco Quilici Italy


Winner of the main award for best film in its section


Sidney Lumet, winner of the Golden Bear at the event.
Sidney Lumet, winner of the Golden Bear at the event.

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

International jury awards

Documentaries and short films jury awards

Independent jury awards


  1. ^ a b "7th Berlin International Film Festival". Retrieved 28 December 2009.
  2. ^ a b "PRIZES & HONOURS 1957". Archived from the original on 4 April 2014. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
  3. ^ "JURIES 1957". Archived from the original on 23 October 2013. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
  4. ^ "PROGRAMME 1957". Archived from the original on 9 November 2013. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
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