39th Berlin International Film Festival

The 39th annual Berlin International Film Festival was held from 10 to 21 February 1989.[2] The Golden Bear was awarded to American film Rain Man directed by Barry Levinson.[3] The retrospective was dedicated to German film producer Erich Pommer and another one dedicated to European productions of 1939 titled Europe 1939.[4]

39th Berlin International Film Festival
39th Berlin International Film Festival poster.jpg
Festival poster
LocationWest Berlin, Germany
Founded1951
AwardsGolden Bear (Rain Man)
No. of films375 films[1]
Festival date10 – 21 February 1989
Websitehttp://www.berlinale.de

JuryEdit

 
Rolf Liebermann, Jury President

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

Films in competitionEdit

The following films were in competition for the Golden Bear and Silver Bear awards:[1]

English title Original title Director(s) Country
The Accused The Accused Jonathan Kaplan USA
Gang of Four La bande des quatre Jacques Rivette France
Bankomatt Villi Hermann Switzerland, Italy
Camille Claudel Bruno Nuytten France
Hope and Pain Dauntaun hirozu Yoji Yamada Japan
Esquilache Josefina Molina Spain
Fallada: The Last Chapter Fallada – letztes Kapitel Roland Gräf East Germany
The Striker with Number 9 I fanela me to 9 Pantelis Voulgaris Greece
American Stories: Food, Family and Philosophy Histoires d'Amérique Chantal Akerman Belgium, France
Ivan and Alexandra Ivan i Aleksandra Ivan Nitchev Bulgaria
I Love, You Love Ja milujem, ty miluješ Dušan Hanák Czechoslovakia
Joan of Arc of Mongolia Johanna D'Arc of Mongolia Ulrike Ottinger West Germany, France
Summer of Aviya Ha-Kayitz Shel Aviya Eli Cohen Israel
Before the Bat's Flight Is Done Mielött befejezi röptét a denevér Péter Tímár Hungary
Mississippi Burning Mississippi Burning Alan Parker USA
The Dark Night La noche oscura Carlos Saura Spain, France
Pestalozzi's Mountain Pestalozzis Berg Peter von Gunten East Germany, Switzerland, Italy
Rain Man Rain Man Barry Levinson USA
Resurrected Resurrected Paul Greengrass United Kingdom
The Servant Sluga Vadim Abdrashitov Soviet Union
Talk Radio Talk Radio Oliver Stone USA
Evening Bell Wan zhong Wu Ziniu China

Out of competitionEdit

KeyEdit

Winner of the main award for best film in its section

RetrospectiveEdit

The following films were shown in the retrospective dedicated to Erich Pommer:[6]

English title Original title Director(s) Country
Asphalt Asphalt Joe May Germany
Barbed Wire Rowland V. Lee USA
Bombs on Monte Carlo Bomben auf Monte Carlo Hanns Schwarz USA
Dance, Girl, Dance Dorothy Arzner USA
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari Robert Wiene Germany
The Blue Angel Der blaue Engel Josef von Sternberg Germany
The Congress Dances Der Kongreß tanzt Erik Charell Germany
The Man in Search of His Murderer Der Mann, der seinen Mörder sucht Robert Siodmak Germany
The Three from the Filling Station Die Drei von der Tankstelle Wilhelm Thiele Germany
The Blackguard Die Prinzessin und der Geiger Graham Cutts Germany, United Kingdom
The Wonderful Lies of Nina Petrovna The Wonderful Lies of Nina Petrovna Hanns Schwarz Germany
Dr. Mabuse the Gambler (Parts 1 and 2) Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler (Tielers 1 und 2) Fritz Lang Germany
A Waltz Dream Ein Walzertraum Ludwig Berger Germany
Faust Faust – Eine deutsche Volkssage F. W. Murnau Germany
Fire Over England William K. Howard United Kingdom
F.P.1 - Floating Platform 1 Does Not Answer F.P.1 antwortet nicht Karl Hartl Germany
Homecoming Heimkehr Joe May Germany
Hotel Imperial Mauritz Stiller USA
I by Day, You by Night Ich bei Tag und du bei Nacht Ludwig Berger Germany
The Empress and I Ich und die Kaiserin Friedrich Hollaender Germany
Illusion in a Minor Key Illusion in Moll Rudolf Jugert West Germany
Jamaica Inn Alfred Hitchcock United Kingdom
Children, Mother, and the General Kinder, Mütter und ein General László Benedek Germany
Liliom Liliom Fritz Lang France
Manon Lescaut Manon Lescaut Arthur Robison Germany
Metropolis Metropolis Fritz Lang Germany
Michael Michael Carl Theodor Dreyer Germany
Nights on the Road Nachts auf den Straßen Rudolf Jugert Germany
Peter the Pirate Pietro, der Korsar Arthur Robison Germany
Quick Quick Robert Siodmak Germany
They Knew What They Wanted Garson Kanin USA
Variety Varieté E. A. Dupont Germany
Vessel of Wrath Erich Pommer United Kingdom
Inquest Voruntersuchung Robert Siodmak Germany
Inquest Zwei blaue Jungen Alwin Neuß Germany

The following films were shown in the retrospective "Europe 1939":[6]

English title Original title Director(s) Country
A Girl Must Live Carol Reed United Kingdom
Uproar in Damascus Aufruhr in Damaskus Gustav Ucicky Germany
Bel Ami Bel Ami Willi Forst Germany
Wilton's Zoo Boefje Detlef Sierck Netherlands
The Fight Continues Борьба продолжается Borba prodolschajetsa Vasily Zhuravlyov Soviet Union
British Movietone of the 07/09/1939 (unknown) United Kingdom
Cheer Boys Cheer Walter Forde United Kingdom
Crisis Herbert Kline, Hanuš Burger and Alexander Hammid USA
The Governor Der Gouverneur Victor Tourjansky Germany
The West Wall Der Westwall Fritz Hippler Germany
Deutsche Kulturfilme (beinhaltet Alpenkorps im Angriff von Gösta Nordhaus und Germanen gegen Pharaonen von Anton Kutter) (unknown) Germany
The Journey to Tilsit Die Reise nach Tilsit Veit Harlan Germany
Do It Now (unknown) United Kingdom
Dora Nelson Dora Nelson Mario Soldati Italy
Three Sergeants Drei Unteroffiziere Werner Hochbaum Germany
Fric-Frac Fric-Frac Maurice Lehmann France
Goodbye, Mr. Chips Sam Wood United Kingdom
Hotel Sacher Hotel Sacher Erich Engel Germany
Spain Испания Ispanija Esfir Shub Soviet Union
Midsummer Night's Fire Johannisfeuer Arthur Maria Rabenalt Germany
Two Girls on the Street Két lány az utcán Andre DeToth Hungary
Kitty and the World Conference Kitty und die Weltkonferenz Helmut Käutner Germany
Kriegsbeginn in der Wochenschau Helmut Käutner Germany
The Rules of the Game La Règle du Jeu Jean Renoir France
The Deserter Le Déserteur Léonide Moguy France
Daybreak Le Jour Se Lève Marcel Carné France
Love On The Wing Norman McLaren United Kingdom
They Staked Their Lives Med livet som insats Alf Sjöberg Sweden
Threats Menaces... Edmond T. Gréville France
MFI 754/MFI 812 newsreels MFI 754/MFI 812 (unknown) Hungary
Pathé Journal of the 06/09/1939 Pathé Journal 06/09/1939' (unknown) France
Q Planes Tim Whelan and Arthur B. Woods United Kingdom
There's No Tomorrow Sans lendemain Max Ophüls France
The Oppenheim Family Семья Оппенгейм Semja Oppengejm Grigori Roshal Soviet Union
Spare Time Humphrey Jennings United Kingdom
Shchors Щopc Shchors Alexander Dovzhenko and Yuliya Solntseva Soviet Union
The First Days Humphrey Jennings, Harry Watt and Pat Jackson United Kingdom
The Four Feathers Zoltan Korda United Kingdom
The Lion Has Wings Michael Powell, Brian Desmond Hurst and Adrian Brunel United Kingdom
The Spy in Black Michael Powell United Kingdom
They Knew What They Wanted Garson Kanin USA
Ufa Tonwoche 440 vom 9.2.1939 (unknown) Germany
Ufa Tonwoche 468 vom 23.8.1939 (unknown) Germany
Ufa Tonwoche 469 vom 30.8.1939 (unknown) Germany
Ufa Tonwoche vom 7.9.1939 (unknown) Germany
The New Teacher Учитель Uchitel Sergei Gerasimov Soviet Union
Constable Studer Wachtmeister Studer Leopold Lindtberg Switzerland
War Library Items 1, 2, 3 (unknown) United Kingdom
Gorky 2: My Apprenticeship V lyudyakh В людях Mark Donskoy Soviet Union
The Vyborg Side Выборгская сторона Vyborgskaya storona Grigori Kozintsev and Leonid Trauberg Soviet Union

AwardsEdit

 
Barry Levinson, winner of the Golden Bear at the event

The following prizes were awarded by the Jury:[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "PROGRAMME 1989". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 9 November 2013. Retrieved 9 June 2014.
  2. ^ "39th Berlin International Film Festival". berlinale.de. Retrieved 6 March 2011.
  3. ^ a b "PRIZES & HONOURS 1989". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 15 October 2013. Retrieved 9 June 2014.
  4. ^ "RETROSPECTIVE". Archived from the original on 4 March 2017. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
  5. ^ "JURIES 1989". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 23 October 2013. Retrieved 9 June 2014.
  6. ^ a b "RETROSPECTIVE 1989". Retrieved 9 June 2020.

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