22nd Berlin International Film Festival

The 22nd annual Berlin International Film Festival was held from 23 June to 4 July 1972.[1] The Golden Bear was awarded to the Italian film I racconti di Canterbury directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini.[2]

22nd Berlin International Film Festival
LocationWest Berlin, Germany
AwardsGolden Bear (I racconti di Canterbury)
Festival date23 June – 4 July 1972


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

Films in competition

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

English title Original title Director(s) Country
Afternoon of a Champion Afternoon of a Champion Frank Simon United Kingdom
The Missing Clerk Den forsvundne fuldmægtig Gert Fredholm Denmark
In Prison Awaiting Trial Detenuto in attesa di giudizio Nanni Loy Italy
The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant Die bitteren Tränen der Petra von Kant Rainer Werner Fassbinder Germany
Hammersmith Is Out Hammersmith Is Out Peter Ustinov USA
The Canterbury Tales I racconti di Canterbury Pier Paolo Pasolini Italy
João and the Knife João en het mes George Sluizer Brazil, Netherlands
L'udienza Marco Ferreri Italy
A House Without Boundaries La casa sin fronteras Pedro Olea Spain
The Old Maid La Vieille Fille Jean-Pierre Blanc France
The Bar at the Crossing Le Bar de la Fourche Alain Levent France
Neither by Day nor by Night Lo B'Yom V'Lo B'Layla Steven Hilliard Stern USA, Israel
Lukket avdeling Arnljot Berg Norway
Oh, to Be on the Bandwagon! Man sku være noget ved musikken Henning Carlsen Denmark
Olympia – Olympia Jochen Bauer Germany
Reshma Aur Shera Sunil Dutt India
Oyster Village Seokhwachon Jin-woo Jeong South Korea
Honeymoon Smekmånad Claes Lundberg Sweden
The Hospital The Hospital Arthur Hiller USA
The Possession of Joel Delaney The Possession of Joel Delaney Waris Hussein USA
Top of the Heap Top of the Heap Christopher St. John USA
Traces of a Black Haired Girl Tragovi crne devojke Zdravko Randić Yugoslavia
The Rendezvous Yakusoku Kōichi Saitō Japan


Winner of the main award for best film in its section


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


  1. "22nd Berlin International Film Festival". berlinale.de. Retrieved 14 March 2010.
  2. "PRIZES & HONOURS 1972". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 27 April 2014. Retrieved 8 June 2014.
  3. "JURIES 1972". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 29 September 2013. Retrieved 8 June 2014.
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