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The Years of the Berlin Film Festival

Posted February 11, 2010 to photo album "The Years of the Berlin Film Festival"

The Berlinale turns 60 this year. What a strange journey it’s been.

Slide 1: 2010 - The Berlin Film Festival
Slide 2: 1951 - The Festival Starts
Slide 3: 1955 - Germany Steps Up
Slide 4: 1958 - The Festival Opens Up
Slide 5: 1961 - A Cultural Divide
Slide 6: 1965 - Different Programs
Slide 7: 1971 - Starting All Over Again
Slide 8: 1974 - Cold War Thaws
Slide 9: 1978 - A New Director, a New Date
Slide 10: 1979 - International Conflict
Slide 11: 1982 - Germany Divided
Slide 12: 1987 - The East Comes West
Slide 13: 1990 - A New Berlin
Slide 14: 1996 - The Festival at Full Tilt
Slide 15: 2000 - An Anniversary and new Home.
Slide 16: 2004 - A Different Type Of German Film
Slide 17: 2006 - An International Duty
Slide 8: 1974 - Cold War Thaws

Slide 8: 1974 - Cold War Thaws

Canadian comedy The Apprenticeship Of Duddy Kravitz.

The breakthrough in 1974 was the first Soviet film to be screen at the festival. After years of first rejections, then invitations, Rodion Nakhapetov’s comic romance With You and Without You was programmed at the festival. Interestingly, the year the Soviets appeared, no big name US film played in competition. In fact, the Golden Bear went to a Canadian comedy, The Apprenticeship Of Duddy Kravitz.