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The History of Cinema: 1957

 

 

 

 

 

   

Moldova - Zambia

     
   

The Seventh Seal (Sweden, 1957)

     
     
   

Moldova

   

 

   

– The Documentary Film Studio in Chisinau is renamed the Moldova-Film Studio. [ADD]

   

 

   

Cind omul nu-i la locul lui (When a Man is Not Himself), the country’s first fiction film, is released. [ADD]

   

 

   

 

     
   

Norway

     
    Ni Liv (1957)
   

 

   

Arne Skouen’s Ni liv (Nine Lives) is released.   It tells the true story of Jan Baalsruds, who escaped capture by the Nazi’s against the odds after his band of resistance fighters is wiped out.   In 1991 Norwegian TV viewers will vote the film the best Norwegian movie ever made. [ADD]

   

 

   

 

     
   

Poland

     
    Kanal (1957)
   

 

  20/4 -

Andrzej Wajda’s second feature, Kanal, a tale of the 1944 Warsaw uprising, is released. [ADD]

   

 

   

 

     
   

Romania

   

 

   

Ion Popescu-Gopo’s animated short Scurta istorie (A Short History) (1956) wins the Golden Palm at the Cannes Film Festival[ADD]

   

 

   

– The National Film Archives are established. [ADD]

   

 

   

 

     
   

Serbia

   

 

   

Soja Jovanovic’s The Priest Cira and the Priest Spira, the country’s first colour film, is released. [ADD]

   

 

   

 

     
   

Sweden

     
    Wild Strawberries (1957)
   

 

  16/2 -

Det Sjunde inseglet (The Seventh Seal), Ingmar Bergman’s seventeenth film, is released.   Filmed in 35 days, the film stars Max von Sydow and Bengt Ekerot. [ADD]

   

 

  26/12 -

78-year-old director Victor Sjöström plays the leading role in Ingmar Bergman’s Smultronstället (Wild Strawberries) opposite Ingrid Thulin, who plays his daughter-in-law and travelling companion on a journey from Stockholm to Lund. [ADD]

 

 

   

 

     
   

Thailand

   

 

   

The Go Brothers business, which belongs to the Punworarak family, is founded as the Sri Talaplu Movie Theatre in Thonburi province. [ADD]

   

 

   

 

     
   

Tunisia

   

 

   

– The  Société Anonyme Tunisienne de Production d'expansion Cinématographique (S.A.T.P.E.C.), the country’s first importation, production and distribution company, is established. [ADD]

 

 

   

 

     
   

Vietnam

   

 

   

– Publication of the Dien Anh (Cinema) newspaper begins. [ADD]

   

 

   

 

   

Zambia

   

 

   

– The country’s first multi-racial cinema opens in Lusaka. [ADD]

     
     
     
     
   

Other Key Films of 1957

   

Paraguay

     
    El trueno entre las hojas (1957)
   

 

   

El trueno entre las hojas (Isabel Sarli, Armando Bo) [ADD]

   

 

   

 

     
   

Philippines

     
    Badjao (1957)
   

 

   

Badjao (Lamberto V. Avellana) [ADD]

   

 

   

 

     
   

Poland

     
    Man on the Tracks (1957)
   

 

   

Czlowiek na torze (Man on the Tracks) (Andrzej Munk) [ADD]

   

 

   

Zimowy zmierzch (A Winter Dusk) (Stanislaw Lenartowicz) [ADD]

   

 

   

 

     
   

Puerto Rico

   

 

   

El Cacique [ADD]

   

 

   

La Plena (Amílcar Tirado) [ADD]

   

 

   

 

     
   

Romania

   

 

   

The Lucky Mill (Victor Iliu) [ADD]

   

 

   

 

     
   

Serbia

   

 

   

Flight Over the Swamp (Aleksander Petrovic) [ADD]

   

 

   

Subotom uvece (Saturday Evening) (Vladimir Pogacic) [ADD]

   

 

   

 

     
   

Singapore

     
    Pontianak (1957)
   

 

   

Pontianak (B. Narayan Rao) [ADD]

   

 

   

 

     
   

Spain

     
    El Ultimo Cuple (1957)
   

 

   

El Último Cuplé (The Last Torch Song) (Juan de Orduña) [ADD]

   

 

   

 

     
   

Tajikistan

   

 

   

Dakhunda (Boris Kimiyagarov) [ADD]

   

 

   

 

     
   

Turkey

   

 

   

Gelinin muradi (The Bride’s Intention) (Atif Yilmaz) [ADD]

   

 

   

 

     
   

USSR

     
    The Cranes are Flying (1957)
   

 

   

Letyat zhuravli (The Cranes Are Flying) (Mikheil Kalatozishvili) [ADD]

   

 

     
     
   

The History of Cinema: 1957

    Albania - Mexico
     
    France
     
    Gt. Britain
     
    USA January - June
     
    USA July - December
     
     
     
     
     

 

 

 

 

 

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