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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 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.