European Film Festivals


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    1959
    Cannes: Black Orpheus, by Marcel Camus (France)
    Berlin: The Cousins, by Claude Chabrol (Spain)
    Venice: Tie - The Great War, by Mario Monicelli (Italy)
                     - General della Rovere, by Roberto Rossellini (Italy)

    Oscar: Ben-Hur, by William Wyler


    1958
    Cannes: The Cranes Are Flying, by Mikheil Kalatozishvili (USSR)
    Berlin: Wild Strawberries, by Ingmar Bergman (Sweden)
    Venice: The Rickshaw Man, by Hiroshi Inagaki (Japan)

    Oscar: Gigi, by Vincente Minnelli


    1957
    Cannes: Friendly Persuasion, by William Wyler (US)
    Berlin: 12 Angry Men, by Sidney Lumet (US)
    Venice: The Unvanquished, by Satyjit Ray (India)

    Oscar: The Bridge on the River Kwai, by David Lean


    1956
    Cannes: The Silent World, by Jacques-Yves Cousteau & Louis Malle (France)
    Berlin: Invitation to the Dance, by Gene Kelly (US)
    Venice: no award

    Oscar: Around the World in 80 Days, by Michael Anderson


    1955
    Cannes: Marty, by Delbert Mann (US)
    Berlin: The Rats, by Robert Siodmak (West Germany)
    Venice: Ordet, by Carl Theodor Dreyer (Denmark)

    Oscar: Marty, by Delbert Mann


    1954
    Cannes: Gate of Hell, by Teinosuke Kinugasa (Japan)
    Berlin: Hobson's Choice, by David Lean (UK)
    Venice: Romeo & Juliet, by Renato Castellani (UK)

    Oscar: On the Waterfront, by Elia Kazan


    1953
    Cannes: The Wages of Fear, by Henri Georges Clouzot (France)
    Berlin: The Wages of Fear, by Henri Georges Clouzot (France)
    Venice: no award

    Oscar: From Here to Enternity, by Fred Zinnemann


    1952
    Cannes: Tie - Othello, by Orson Welles (Morocco)
                      - Two Cents Worth of Hope, by Renato Castellani (Italy)
    Berlin: One Summer of Happiness, by Arne Mattsson (Sweden)
    Venice: Forbidden Games, by Rene Clement (France)

    Oscar: The Greates Show on Earth, by Cecil B. DeMille


    1951
    Cannes: Tie - Miracle in Milan, by Vittorio DeSica (Italy)
                      - Miss Julie, by Alf Sjoberg (Sweden)
    Berlin: Tie - Sans laisser d'adresse, by Jean-Paul Le Chanois (France)
    (1st fest)   - Beaver Valley, by James Algar (US)
                    - Cinderella, by Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson & Hamilton Luske (US)
                    - Justice Is Done, by Andre Cayette (France)
                    - Four in a Jeep, by Leopold Lindtberg (Switzerland)
    Venice: Rashomon, by Akira Kurosawa (Japan)

    Oscar: An American in Paris, by Vincente Minnelli


    1950
    Cannes: no festival
    Venice: Justice Is Done, by Andre Cayette (France)

    Oscar: All About Eve, by Joseph L. Mankiewicz