20th Berlin International Film Festival

The 20th annual Berlin International Film Festival was supposed to be held from 26 June to 7 July 1970.[1] The festival opened with Klann – grand guignol by Patrick Ledoux.[2] However, on 5 July the competition was cancelled and no prizes were awarded, due to a controversy surrounding the participation of Michael Verhoeven's anti-war film o.k.[3][4][5]

20th Berlin International Film Festival
Festival poster
Opening filmKlann – grand guignol
LocationWest Berlin, Germany
Festival date26 June – 5 July 1970


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

Films in competition

The following films were in competition:

English title Original title Director(s) Country
Aranyer Din Ratri Satyajit Ray India
A Baltic Tragedy Baltutlämningen Johan Bergenstråhle Sweden
Black Out Black Out Jean-Louis Roy Switzerland
Borsalino Jacques Deray France
Apart from Life Chi no mure Kei Kumai Japan
Dionysus in '69 Dionysus in '69 Brian De Palma USA
Jackal of Nahueltoro El chacal de Nahueltoro Miguel Littín Chile
El extraño caso del doctor Fausto Gonzalo Suárez Spain
A Swedish Love Story En kärlekshistoria Roy Andersson Sweden
The Conformist Il conformista Bernardo Bertolucci Italy
Klann – grand guignol Patrick Ledoux Belgium
The Howl L'urlo Tinto Brass Italy
Eden and After L'Eden et après Alain Robbe-Grillet France
A Girl Called Jules La ragazza di nome Giulio Tonino Valerii Italy
The Time to Die Le temps de mourir André Farwagi France
The Inheritors Los herederos David Stivel Argentina
The Prophet of Hunger O Profeta da Fome Maurice Capovila Brazil
o.k. Michael Verhoeven Germany
The Customer of the Off Season Ore'ach B'Onah Metah Moshé Mizrahi Egypt
Of Gods and the Undead Os deuses E Os Mortos Ruy Guerra Brazil
Out of It Out of It Paul Williams USA
Why Does Herr R. Run Amok? Warum läuft Herr R. Amok? Rainer Werner Fassbinder Germany

See also


  1. "20th Berlin International Film Festival". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 22 March 2010. Retrieved 7 March 2010.
  2. Wolfgang Jacobsen: 50 Jahre Berlinale - Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin, page 165 – Nicolai, Berlin 2000. ISBN 3-87584-905-1
  3. Wolfgang Jacobsen: 50 Jahre Berlinale - Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin, page 170 – Nicolai, Berlin 2000. ISBN 3-87584-905-1
  4. "Berlinale 1970: Prize Winners". berlinale.de. Retrieved 7 March 2010.
  5. "Berlinale beginnings". Retrieved 17 June 2014.
  6. "JURIES 1970". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 23 October 2013. Retrieved 8 June 2014.
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