27th Berlin International Film Festival

27th Berlin International Film Festival

Festival poster
Opening film Nickelodeon
Location Berlin, Germany
Founded 1951
Awards Golden Bear (The Ascent)
Festival date 24 June – 5 July 1977
Website Website

The 27th annual Berlin International Film Festival was held from 24 June – 5 July 1977.[1] The festival opened with Nickelodeon by Peter Bogdanovich.[2] The Golden Bear was awarded to the Soviet Union film The Ascent directed by Larisa Shepitko.[3] The retrospective dedicated to Marlene Dietrich was shown at the festival. It was divided into two parts, Part 1 was shown this year.[4]


Senta Berger, Jury President

The following people were announced as being on the jury for the festival:[5]

Films in competition

The following films were in competition for the Golden Bear award:[6]

English title Original title Director(s) Country
The Fifth Seal Az ötödik pecsét Zoltán Fábri Hungary
Between the Lines Between the Lines Joan Micklin Silver USA
Black Litter Camada negra Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón Spain
Cyclops Cyklopat Christo Christov Bulgaria
Day for My Love Den pro mou lásku Juraj Herz Czechoslovakia
The Conquest of the Citadel Die Eroberung der Zitadelle Bernhard Wicki Germany
The Expulsion from Paradise Die Vertreibung aus dem Paradies Niklaus Schilling Germany
Don's Party Don's Party Bruce Beresford Australia
The Anchorite El anacoreta Juan Estelrich Spain
Grete Minde Heidi Genée Germany
A Strange Role Herkulesfürdöi emlék Pál Sándor Hungary
The Late Show The Late Show Robert Benton USA
The Devil Probably Le diable probablement Robert Bresson France
The Bricklayers Los albañiles Jorge Fons Mexico
Mama, I'm Alive Mama, ich lebe Konrad Wolf East Germany
The Man Who Loved Women François Truffaut France
Nickelodeon Nickelodeon Peter Bogdanovich USA
Pigs Have Wings Porci con le ali Paolo Pietrangeli Italy
Sentimentalnyy roman Igor Maslennikov Soviet Union
Tenda dos Milagres Nelson Pereira dos Santos Brazil
The Ascent Voskhozhdeniye Larisa Shepitko Soviet Union
The Widowhood of Karolina Žašler Vdovstvo Karoline Žašler Matjaž Klopčič Yugoslavia


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 prizes were awarded by the Jury:[3]


  1. "27th Berlin International Film Festival". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 26 August 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-18.
  2. Wolfgang Jacobsen: 50 Jahre Berlinale - Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin, page 174 – Nicolai, Berlin 2000. ISBN 3-87584-905-1
  3. 1 2 "PRIZES & HONOURS 1977". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 2 May 2014. Retrieved 8 June 2014.
  4. "RETROSPECTIVE". Retrieved 8 June 2014.
  5. "JURIES 1977". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 23 October 2013. Retrieved 8 June 2014.
  6. "Year of the Devil". zeit.de. Retrieved 8 June 2014.

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