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The History of Cinema: 1952

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Albania - Italy

 

 

 

Neighbors (Canada, 1950)

   
   
 

Albania

 

 

 

– The communist regime establishes Alba Films studios. [ADD]

 

 

 

– The Albanian Film Institute becomes the Kinostudia Shqipëria e Re[ADD]

 

 

 

– Albania’s first film studio, the ‘Shqipëria e Re’ (New Albania) Film studio opens. [ADD]

 

 

 

 

   
 

Belgium

 

 

 

– The government establishes a ‘production premium’ to stimulate domestic film production. [ADD]

 

 

 

 

   
 

Bolivia

 

 

 

– The Bolivian Instituto Cinematigrafico (ICB) is established, and managed by Waldo Cerruto. [ADD]

 

 

 

 

   
 

Bulgaria

 

 

 

Dimo Lingurski’s puppet animation, Master Manol (The Fearful Bomb), is the first colour film made in Bulgaria. [ADD]

 

 

 

 

   
 

Canada

 

 

21/8 -

Alfred Hitchcock begins filming I Confess with Montgomery Clift in Quebec. [ADD]

 

 

 

Neighbours, Norman Mclaren’s controversial eight-minute animation, is released. [ADD]

 

 

 

 

   
 

Finland

 

 

 

– The film club movement begins to grow. [ADD]

 

 

 

 

   
 

East Germany

 

 

 

– The DEFA studios in Babelsberg become state-owned as part of the East German economic system. [ADD]

 

 

 

 

   
 

West Germany

   
  The Great Dictator (1940)
 

 

1/11 -

Charlie Chaplin refuses to allow Limelight to be distributed unless the German people are first able to see The Great Dictator. [ADD]

 

 

 

 

   
 

India

   
  Bimal Roy
 

 

24/1 -

The Indian International Film Festival (Filmotsav), the first in Asia, takes place in Bombay.   40 feature-length films from 21 countries will be screened. [ADD]

 

 

 

– The Indian Cinematograph Act 1952 replaces the old 1918 Act[ADD]

 

 

 

Bimal Roy establishes his own production company in Bombay. [ADD]

 

 

 

Bombay Talkies ceases production. [ADD]

 

 

 

– A delegation led by Chandulal Shah visits Hollywood to meet prominent filmmakers and study their production techniques. [ADD]

 

 

 

Filmfare, claiming to be the country’s first serious film journal, is published. [ADD]

 

 

 

– The Hindi tabloid Cinema is published. [ADD]

 

 

 

– West Pakistan bans imports of Indian films. [ADD]

 

 

 

 

   
 

Italy

 

 

1/9 -

The Venice Film Festival takes place. [ADD]

   
   
   
   
 

Other Key Films of 1952

 

Argentina

   
  Las Aguas bajan turbias (1952)
 

 

 

Las Aguas bajan turbias (Hugo del Carril) [ADD]

 

 

   
 

 

 

Czechoslovakia

   
  Pysna Princezna (1952)
 

 

 

Pysná princezna (Borivoj Zeman) [ADD]

 

 

 

The Kidnapping (Ján Kádar, Elmar Klos) [ADD]

 

 

 

 

   
 

Egypt

 

 

 

Laka yom ya zalem (Your Day will Come) (Salah Abouseif) [ADD]

 

 

 

El Osta Hassan (Foreman Hassan) (Salah Abouseif) [ADD]

 

 

 

 

   
 

Ghana

 

 

 

The Boy Kumasenu (Sean Graham) [ADD]

 

 

 

 

   
 

Greece

 

 

 

Black Earth (Stelios Tatasopoulos) [ADD]

 

 

 

 

   
 

India

   
  Parasakhthi (1952)
 

 

 

Jhansi Ki Rani (Sohrab Modi) [ADD]

 

 

 

Nagarik (Ritwik Ghatak) [ADD]

 

 

 

Parasakthi (R. Krishnan, S. Panju) [ADD]

 

 

 

 

   
 

Iran

 

 

 

Velgard (Vagabond) (Mehdi Rais Firuz) [ADD]

 

 

 

 

   
 

Israel

 

 

 

Out of Evil (Joseph Krumgold) [ADD]

   
   
   
 

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