60th Berlin International Film Festival

The 60th annual Berlin International Film Festival was held from 11 to 21 February 2010, with Werner Herzog as President of the Jury.[1][2][3] The opening film of the festival was Chinese director Wang Quan'an's romantic drama Apart Together, in competition, while the closing film is Japanese director Yoji Yamada's About Her Brother, which was screened out of competition.[4][5] The Golden Bear went to Turkish film Bal directed by Semih Kaplanoğlu. A new record attendance was established with 282,000 sold tickets, according to the organizers. A restored version of Fritz Lang's Metropolis was also shown at the festival.[6]

60th Berlin International Film Festival
Opening filmApart Together
Closing filmAbout Her Brother
LocationBerlin, Germany
Founded1951
AwardsGolden Bear (Bal)
Hosted byAnke Engelke
No. of films310 films
Festival date11–21 February 2010
WebsiteWebsite
Berlin International Film Festival chronology

JuryEdit

 
Werner Herzog, Jury President

The following people were announced as being on the jury for the festival:[7]

International jury

Best First Feature Award Jury

International Short Film Jury

In competitionEdit

 
Countries in competition (incl. co-production countries)

The following films were selected in competition for the Golden Bear and Silver Bear awards:[8]

Title Director Country
Apart Together Wang Quan'an China
Bal Semih Kaplanoğlu Turkey
Caterpillar Kōji Wakamatsu Japan
Der Räuber Benjamin Heisenberg Germany
En Familie Pernille Fischer Christensen Denmark
En ganske snill mann Hans Petter Moland Norway
Eu când vreau să fluier, fluier Florin Șerban Romania
Greenberg Noah Baumbach USA
Howl Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman USA
Kak ya provyol etim letom Alexei Popogrebski Russia
Jud Süss – Film ohne Gewissen Oskar Roehler Austria, Germany
Mammuth Benoît Delépine and Gustave de Kervern France
Na putu Jasmila Žbanić Bosnia and Herzegovina, Austria, Germany, Croatia
Rompecabezas Natalia Smirnoff Argentina, France
San qiang pai an jing qi Zhang Yimou China
Shahada Burhan Qurbani Germany
Shekarchi Rafi Pitts Iran, Germany
Submarino Thomas Vinterberg Denmark
The Ghost Writer Roman Polanski France, Germany, UK
The Killer Inside Me Michael Winterbottom USA

Out of competitionEdit

The following films made their international debut by screening out of competition at the festival:[8]

Title Director Country
About Her Brother Yoji Yamada Japan
Exit Through the Gift Shop Banksy UK
My Name Is Khan Karan Johar India
Arekti Premer Golpo Kaushik Ganguly India
Please Give Nicole Holofcener USA
Portrait of the Fighter as a Young Man Constantin Popescu Romania
The Kids are All Right Lisa Cholodenko USA
Shutter Island Martin Scorsese USA

KeyEdit

Winner of the main award for best film in its section
The opening and closing films are screened during the opening and closing ceremonies respectively.

AwardsEdit

 
Semih Kaplanoğlu, winner of the Golden Bear at the festival

The following prizes were awarded by the Jury:[9]

Golden Bear for Best Film: Bal by Semih Kaplanoğlu

Silver Bears:

Honorary Golden Bear

Crystal Bear in the Generation Kplus (Feature Length Film)

Crystal Bear in the Generation 14plus (Feature Length Film)

The Berlinale Camera

  • Yoji Yamada
  • Ulrich Gregor and Erika Gregor
  • Fine Art Foundry Noack

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Werner Herzog to be President of the Jury of the 60th Berlinale". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 25 November 2009. Retrieved 22 December 2009.
  2. ^ "Werner Herzog to head Berlin film festival jury". thelocal.de. Archived from the original on 20 November 2009. Retrieved 22 December 2009.
  3. ^ "Werner Herzog is to head the Berlin Film Festival jury". bbc news. 20 November 2009. Archived from the original on 23 November 2009. Retrieved 22 December 2009.
  4. ^ "With Chinese Opener, Berlin Comes "Together" for 60th Fest". Retrieved 10 June 2014.
  5. ^ "Berlin Fest Reveals Full Competition Slate for 60th Anniversary". Retrieved 10 June 2014.
  6. ^ Hickley, Catherine (7 February 2010). "Polanski's Ghost, Scorsese's Island to Debut at Berlin Festival". Bloomberg.com. Archived from the original on 4 June 2011. Retrieved 1 November 2018. A restored version of Fritz Lang’s original 1927 “Metropolis,” including negatives that were believed lost until they came to light in Buenos Aires in 2008, will be screened at the Brandenburg Gate on Feb. 12.
  7. ^ "JURIES 2010". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 21 October 2013. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
  8. ^ a b "PROGRAMME 2010". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 9 November 2013. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
  9. ^ "PRIZES & HONOURS 2010". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 15 October 2013. Retrieved 10 June 2014.

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