33rd Berlin International Film Festival

The 33rd annual Berlin International Film Festival was held from 18 February to 1 March 1983.[2] The festival opened with out of competition film, Tootsie by Sydney Pollack.[3]

33rd Berlin International Film Festival
Festival poster
Opening filmTootsie
LocationWest Berlin, Germany
AwardsGolden Bear (Ascendancy and La colmena)
No. of films330 films[1]
Festival date18 February – 1 March 1983

The Golden Bear was awarded to the British film Ascendancy directed by Edward Bennett and Spanish film La colmena directed by Mario Camus.[4] The retrospective titled Exile. Six Actors from Germany was shown at the festival.[5]


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

Films in competition

The following films were in competition for the Golden Bear and Silver Bear awards:[1]

English title Original title Director(s) Country
Ascendancy Ascendancy Edward Bennett United Kingdom
La Belle captive Alain Robbe-Grillet France
Cap Canaille Juliet Berto, Jean-Henri Roger France
La colmena Mario Camus Spain
In the White City Dans la ville blanche Alain Tanner Switzerland
Der er et yndigt land Morten Arnfred Denmark
Dies rigorose Leben Vadim Glowna West Germany
Dögkeselyű Ferenc András Hungary
The Mission Ferestadeh Parviz Sayyad Iran
The Ghost Das Gespenst Herbert Achternbusch West Germany
A Season in Hakkari Hakkâri'de Bir Mevsim Erden Kıral Spain
Sheer Madness Heller Wahn Margarethe von Trotta West Germany
Himala Ishmael Bernal Philippines
Hécate' Daniel Schmid Switzerland
Koyaanisqatsi Godfrey Reggio USA
Strange Friends Mo sheng de peng you Lei Xu China
Incomplete Eclipse Neúplné zatmení Jaromil Jireš Czechoslovakia
Pauline at the Beach Pauline à la plage Éric Rohmer France
Pra Frente, Brasil Roberto Farias Brazil
Der stille Ozean Xaver Schwarzenberger Austria
That Championship Season That Championship Season Jason Miller USA
Utopia Sohrab Shahid-Saless West Germany
Via degli specchi Giovanna Gagliardo Italy
Love by Request Vlyublyon po sobstvennomu zhelaniyu Sergey Mikaelyan Soviet Union
Yaju-deka Eiichi Kudo Japan


Winner of the main award for best film in its section
The opening and closing films are screened during the opening and closing ceremonies respectively.


The following films were shown in the retrospective:[8]

English title Original title Director(s) Country
Unholy Love Alraune Henrik Galeen Germany
Anna and Elizabeth Anna und Elisabeth Frank Wisbar Germany
A Private Life A Private Life Mikhail Bogin USA
Ariane Ariane Paul Czinner Germany
Broken Blossoms Broken Blossoms Hans Brahm United Kingdom
Caught Caught Max Ophüls USA
Confessions of a Nazi Spy Confessions Of A Nazi Spy Anatole Litvak USA
The Boat Is Full Das Boot ist voll Markus Imhoof Switzerland
The Ugly Girl Das häßliche Mädchen Hermann Kosterlitz Germany
The Prince of Pappenheim Der Fürst von Pappenheim Richard Eichberg Germany
The Page from the Dalmasse Hotel Der Page vom Dalmasse-Hotel Victor Janson Germany
Dreaming Lips Der träumende Mund Paul Czinner Germany
Pandora's Box Die Büchse der Pandora Georg Wilhelm Pabst Germany
The Incorrigible Barbara Die unverbesserliche Barbara Lothar Warneke Germany
The Wonderful Lies of Nina Petrovna Die wunderbare Lüge der Nina Petrowna Hanns Schwarz Germany
Dreaming Lips Dreaming Lips Paul Czinner United Kingdom
Ein Polterabend Curt Bois Germany
A Tremendously Rich Man Ein steinreicher Mann Steve Sekely Germany
Enemy of Women Enemy Of Women Alfred Zeisler USA
Miss Else Fräulein Else Paul Czinner Germany
Herr Puntila and His Servant Matti Herr Puntila und sein Knecht Matti Alberto Cavalcanti Austria
Hitler's Madman Hitler's Madman Douglas Sirk USA
Hotel Berlin Hotel Berlin Peter Godfrey USA
I Confess I Confess Alfred Hitchcock USA
Kuhle Wampe or Who Owns the World? Kuhle Wampe oder Wem gehört die Welt Slatan Dudow Germany
Love's Command Liebeskommando Géza von Bolváry Germany
Girls in Uniform Mädchen in Uniform Leontine Sagan Germany
Raid in St. Pauli Razzia in Sankt Pauli Werner Hochbaum Germany
Stolen Life Stolen Life Paul Czinner United Kingdom
The Diary of a Chambermaid The Diary Of A Chambermaid Jean Renoir USA
The Lovable Cheat The Lovable Cheat Richard Oswald USA
The Man I Married The Man I Married Irving Pichel USA
Voice in the Wind Voice in the Wind Arthur Ripley USA


The following prizes were awarded by the Jury:[4]


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  2. "33rd Berlin International Film Festival". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 28 December 2010. Retrieved 14 November 2010.
  3. Wolfgang Jacobsen: 50 Jahre Berlinale – Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin, page 180 – Nicolai, Berlin 2000. ISBN 3-87584-905-1
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