23rd Berlin International Film Festival

The 23rd annual Berlin International Film Festival was held from 22 June to 3 July 1973.[1] The Golden Bear was awarded to the Indian film Ashani Sanket by Satyajit Ray.[2]

23rd Berlin International Film Festival
Festival poster
LocationWest Berlin, Germany
AwardsGolden Bear (Ashani Sanket)
Festival date22 June – 3 July 1973


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
Distant Thunder Ashani Sanket Satyajit Ray India
Between Friends Between Friends Donald Shebib Canada
The Experts Die Sachverständigen Norbert Kückelmann Germany
The Tenderness of Wolves Die Zärtlichkeit der Wölfe Ulli Lommel Germany
Georgia, Georgia Stig Björkman Sweden
Habla, mudita Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón Spain
There's No Smoke Without Fire André Cayatte France
Belladonna of Sadness Kanashimi no Belladonna Eiichi Yamamoto Japan
Property Is No Longer a Theft La proprietà non è più un furto Elio Petri Italy
The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe Le Grand Blond avec une chaussure noire Yves Robert France
Wedding in Blood Les Noces rouges Claude Chabrol France
The Seven Madmen Los siete locos Leopoldo Torre Nilsson Argentina
Love Comes Quietly Love Comes Quietly Nikolai van der Heyde Netherlands
Malicious Malizia Salvatore Samperi Italy
Metzitzim Metzitzim Uri Zohar Israel
Long Live the Island Frogs Seomgaeguli manse Jin-woo Jeong South Korea
The 14 The 14 David Hemmings United Kingdom
The Blockhouse The Blockhouse Clive Rees United Kingdom
All Nudity Shall Be Punished Toda Nudez Será Castigada Arnaldo Jabor Brazil
U-Turn U-Turn George Kaczender Canada


Winner of the main award for best film in its section


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


  1. "23rd Berlin International Film Festival". berlinale.de. Retrieved 28 June 2010.
  2. "PRIZES & HONOURS 1973". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 15 October 2013. Retrieved 8 June 2014.
  3. "JURIES 1973". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 23 October 2013. Retrieved 8 June 2014.
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