Festival de Cannes: Official Selection 1952

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1.
The Immortal Song (1952)
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Veteran director V. Shantaram spins this biopic about poet and musician Honaji Bala - best know for...
 
2.
An American in Paris (1951)
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Three friends struggle to find work in Paris. Things become more complicated when two of them fall in love with the same woman. (113 mins.)
 
3.
Arashi no naka no hara (1950)
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Director: K. Sahaki
 
4.
Cry, the Beloved Country (1951)
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In the back country of South Africa, black minister Stephen Kumalo (Canada Lee) journeys to the city to search for his missing son... (103 mins.)
Director: Zoltan Korda
 
5.
Desires (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
During the Salzburg Festival a drug-addicted ballerina tries everything to get some morphine in her hands... (97 mins.)
Director: Rolf Hansen
 
6.
A Devil of a Woman (1951)
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(99 mins.)
 
7.
Detective Story (1951)
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On one day in the 21st Precinct squad room, assorted characters form a backdrop for the troubles of hard-nosed Detective Jim McLeod. (103 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
 
8.
Two Cents Worth of Hope (1952)
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(110 mins.)
“ Grand Prix Ex-aequo ” - ndmailbox
 
9.
Encore (1951)
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Adaptations of three short stories by W. Somerset Maugham comprise this anthology film where the celebrated author introduces each segment of the film in front of the camera. (85 mins.)
 
10.
Fan-Fan the Tulip (1952)
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Swashbuckling adventures of young army recruit Fanfan la Tulipe during the reign of King Louis XV in 18th century France. (102 mins.)
Director: Christian-Jaque
“ Award for Best Director ” - ndmailbox
 
11.
Genji monogatari (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Based on the classic novel by Murasaki Shikibu, written over 1000 years ago. Genji, the son of the emperor... (121 mins.)
 
12.
Guardie e ladri (1951)
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Esposito is a thief who cons tourists in Rome. A lengthy persecution by police Bottoni, who manages to catch it starts. In an oversight Esposito manages to flee again. Bottoni superiors inform him that if no catches him will lose his job. (105 mins.)
 
13.
No Greater Love (1952)
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(113 mins.)
Director: Harald Braun
 
14.
One Summer of Happiness (1951)
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After graduating from high school 19 year old Göran goes to his uncle Anders's farm in the countryside for recreation... (103 mins.)
Director: Arne Mattsson
 
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The Overcoat (1952)
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Based on Nikolai Gogol's story with the location changed from Russia to Italy and the time changed to the present (1952)... (95 mins.)
 
17.
The Absentee (1952)
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A man suffers great pain for the death of his wife in an automobile accident and decides to investigate the surroundings of the accident that he thinks are mysterious (112 mins.)
Director: Julio Bracho
 
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Dead City (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Petros finishes his studies and returns to his home, in Mystras. His mother expects him to continue an old vendetta of his ancestors... (76 mins.)
Director: Frixos Iliadis
 
23.
Nous sommes tous des assassins (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Rene is not a bright guy. He was taught to kill by the Resistance. But the WW2 is over and he keeps on killing... (115 mins.)
Director: André Cayatte
 
24.
Nødlanding (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
World War 2: An American bomber is shot down over the western side of the Oslo fjord, and survivors are hidden in a church by local citizens to escape German occupants. (100 mins.)
Director: Arne Skouen
 
25.
The Evil Forest (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Film freely inspired on old poems and legends about the Holy Grail and on the opera by Richard Wagner. (95 mins.)
 
26.
Pasó en mi barrio (1951)
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(78 mins.)
Director: Mario Soffici
 
27.
Mexican Bus Ride (1952)
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A young man and woman's honeymoon is cut short when the man learns that his mother has fallen ill back at home... (85 mins.)
Director: Luis Buñuel
 
28.
Surcos (1951)
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The struggles of a Spanish family as it emigrates from the country to Madrid circa 1950. (104 mins.)
 
29.
The Medium (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Madame Flora is terrified when she perceives a supernatural presence during one of her fraudulent séances... (84 mins.)
 
30.
Othello (1951)
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The Moorish general Othello is manipulated into thinking that his new wife Desdemona has been carrying on an affair with his lieutenant Michael Cassio when in reality it is all part of the scheme of a bitter ensign named Iago. (90 mins.)
Director: Orson Welles
“ Grand Prix Ex-aequo ” - ndmailbox
 
31.
Tico-Tico no Fubá (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Fictionalized version of the life of Brazilian composer Zequinha de Abreu (1880-1935), who wrote the song "Tico-Tico no Fubá" that became an international hit in the 1940s. (109 mins.)
Director: Adolfo Celi
 
32.
Three Women (1952)
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(104 mins.)
Director: André Michel
 
33.
Umberto D. (1952)
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An elderly man and his dog struggle to survive on his government pension in Rome. (89 mins.)
 
34.
Unter den tausend Laternen (1952)
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(94 mins.)
Director: Erich Engel
 
35.
Viva Zapata! (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The story of Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata, who led a rebellion against the corrupt, oppressive dictatorship of president Porfirio Diaz in the early 20th century. (113 mins.)
Director: Elia Kazan
 
36.
The Crimson Curtain (1953 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Albertine is a young woman full of grace. She pursues a forbidden relationship. (44 mins.)
“ OUT OF COMPETITION ” - ndmailbox
 
37.
Animated Genesis (1952 Short Film)
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(22 mins.)
 
38.
Arte Sacra Missionária (1952 Documentary)
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(19 mins.)
Director: Gentil Marques
 
39.
Ba Hayom (1950 Documentary)
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The War of Independence, the in gathering of the exiles and land reclamation during Israel's first two years.
Director: Shmuel Schweig
 
40.
Bambini (1951 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
 
41.
Blancos mercedarios (1951 Documentary)
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Short documentary about the religious order of 'Los Mercedarios'. (12 mins.)
 
42.
Feurige Hochzeit (1952 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Ulrich Kayser
 
43.
Greenland (1952 Documentary)
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Filmic record of the French polar expeditions headed by Paul-Emile Victor to Greenland in 1948-1951. (70 mins.)
 
44.
Indisk by (1951 Documentary)
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(27 mins.)
Director: Arne Sucksdorff
 
45.
La fugue de Mahmoud (1955 Short Film)
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(40 mins.)
Director: Roger Leenhardt
 
46.
Masques et visages de James Ensor (1950 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
A film about life and work of the painter James Ensor.
Director: Paul Haesaerts
 
47.
Na granicama Jugoslavije (1951 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
(10 mins.)
Director: Djordje Vukotic
 
48.
Newfoundland Scene (1951 Documentary)
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A portrait of Newfoundland that records a way of life that has all but disappeared. (44 mins.)
Director: F.R. Crawley
 
49.
Panta Rhei (1951 Short Film)
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There are no people and little animals, primordial nature is in constant change. The images of cloudy skies, surf, a turbulent stream, wind, falling leaves and similar motifs alternate, sometimes violently, sometimes slow, sometimes fast. (10 mins.)
Director: Bert Haanstra
 
50.
Taisei shakuson (Kohen) (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Noburô Ôfuji
 
51.
The Two Mouseketeers (1951 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
This Tom and Jerry cartoon is set in 17th century France. Tom, who is a soldier in the King's castle... (8 mins.)
 
52.
Victor Hugo (1951 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
French poet, novelist, playwrighter (37 mins.)
Director: Roger Leenhardt
 
53.
Zivot fresaka (1951 Documentary)
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(19 mins.)
Director: Zoran Markus