7th Berlin International Film Festival

The 7th annual Berlin International Film Festival was held from 21 June to 2 July 1957.[1] The International Federation of Film Critics awarded FIPRESCI Award first time at the festival this year.[1] The Golden Bear was awarded to the American film 12 Angry Men directed by Sidney Lumet.[2]

7th Berlin International Film Festival
Festival poster
LocationWest Berlin, Germany
AwardsGolden Bear (12 Angry Men)
Festival date21 June – 2 July 1957


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 and Silver Bear awards:[4]

English title Original title Director(s) Country
12 Angry Men 12 Angry Men Sidney Lumet USA
1918 1918 T. J. Särkkä Finland
Whom God Forgives Amanecer en Puerta Oscura José María Forqué Spain
Arashi Arashi Hiroshi Inagaki Japan
Brahim Jean Flechet France
The Last Ones Shall Be First Die Letzten werden die Ersten sein Rolf Hansen Germany
The Tough El fatawa Salah Abu Seif Egypt
El hombre señalado Francis Lauric Argentina
Happiness Felicidad Alfonso Corona Blake Mexico
Hang Tuah Hang Tuah Phani Majumdar Malaysia
Be Dear to Me Ingen tid til kærtegn Annelise Hovmand Denmark
Jonas Jonas Ottomar Domnick Germany
1000 Kleine Zeichen Herbert Seggelke Germany
Secrets Of Life Secrets Of Life James Algar USA
Kabuliwala Tapan Sinha India
The Man in the Raincoat L'homme à l'imperméable Julien Duvivier France
The Window to Luna Park La finestra sul Luna Park Luigi Comencini Italy
The Adventures of Arsène Lupin Les aventures d'Arsène Lupin Jacques Becker France
Manuela Manuela Guy Hamilton United Kingdom
It Was Not in Vain Nije bilo uzalud Nikola Tanhofer Croatia
Fathers and Sons Padri e figli Mario Monicelli Italy
The Girl from Corfu Protevousianikes peripeteies Yannis Petropoulakis Greece
No Sun in Venice Sait-on jamais... Roger Vadim France
Last Pair Out Sista paret ut Alf Sjöberg Sweden
Stevnemøte med glemte år Jon Lennart Mjøen Norway
The Spanish Gardener The Spanish Gardener Philip Leacock United Kingdom
The Teahouse of the August Moon The Teahouse of the August Moon Daniel Mann USA
The Wayward Bus The Wayward Bus Victor Vicas Russia
Tizoc Ismael Rodríguez Mexico
The Valley of the Lost Soul Wang hun gu Chun Yen China
Woman in a Dressing Gown Woman in a Dressing Gown J. Lee Thompson United Kingdom


Winner of the main award for best film in its section


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


  1. "7th Berlin International Film Festival". berlinale.de. Retrieved 28 December 2009.
  2. "PRIZES & HONOURS 1957". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 4 April 2014. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
  3. "JURIES 1957". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 23 October 2013. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
  4. "PROGRAMME 1957". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 9 November 2013. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
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