21st Berlin International Film Festival

The 21st annual Berlin International Film Festival was held from 26 June – 6 July 1971.[1] The International Forum for New Cinema section was introduced at the festival.[2] The Golden Bear was awarded to the Italian film Il giardino dei Finzi-Contini directed by Vittorio De Sica.[3]

21st Berlin International Film Festival
LocationWest Berlin, Germany
AwardsGolden Bear (Il giardino dei Finzi-Contini)
Festival date26 June – 6 July 1971


The following people were announced as being on the jury for the festival:[4]

Films in competition

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

English title Original title Director(s) Country
To Love Again Ai futatabi Kon Ichikawa Japan
Ang.: Lone Franz Ernst Denmark
Bless the Beasts and Children Bless the Beasts and Children Stanley Kramer USA
Bloomfield Bloomfield Richard Harris United Kingdom
How Tasty Was My Little Frenchman Como Era Gostoso o Meu Francês Nelson Pereira dos Santos Brazil
Desperate Characters Desperate Characters Frank D. Gilroy USA
The First Day Die ersten Tage Herbert Holba Austria
Dulcima Dulcima Frank Nesbitt United Kingdom
The Decameron Il Decameron Pier Paolo Pasolini Italy
The Garden of the Finzi-Continis Il giardino dei Finzi-Contini Vittorio De Sica Italy
Jaider, der einsame Jäger Volker Vogeler Germany
Le Chat Pierre Granier-Deferre France
Love Is War Ragnar Lasse-Henriksen Norway
Blushing Charlie Lyckliga skitar Vilgot Sjöman Sweden
Ninì Tirabusciò: la donna che inventò la mossa Marcello Fondato Italy
Four Nights of a Dreamer Quatre nuits d'un rêveur Robert Bresson France
Red Wheat Rdeče klasje Živojin Pavlović Yugoslavia
Rendezvous at Bray Rendez-vous à Bray André Delvaux Belgium
He Who Loves in a Glass House Wer im Glashaus liebt... der Graben Michael Verhoeven Germany
Whity Rainer Werner Fassbinder Germany


Winner of the main award for best film in its section


The following prizes were awarded by the Jury:[3]


  1. "21st Berlin International Film Festival". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 22 March 2010. Retrieved 11 March 2010.
  2. "Berlinale beginnings". Retrieved 17 June 2014.
  3. "PRIZES & HONOURS 1971". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 4 May 2014. Retrieved 8 June 2014.
  4. "JURIES 1971". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 23 October 2013. Retrieved 8 June 2014.
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