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The Golden Bear (German: Goldener Bär) is the highest prize awarded for the best film at the Berlin International Film Festival. The bear is the heraldic animal of Berlin, featured on both the coat of arms and flag of Berlin. The winners of the first Berlin International Film Festival in 1951 were determined by a West German panel, and there were five winners of the Golden Bear, divided by categories and genres.[1] Between 1952 and 1955, the winners of the Golden Bear were determined by the audience members.[2] In 1956, the FIAPF (Fédération Internationale des Associations de Producteurs de Films) formally accredited the festival, and since then the Golden Bear has been awarded by an international jury.[2]

Golden Bear (Goldener Bär)
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LocationBerlin
CountryGermany
Presented byBerlin International Film Festival
First awarded1951
Currently held bySynonyms (2019)

Golden BearEdit

Year Film Original Title Director Country
1950s
1951 – German jury vote
1951 Four in a Jeep (Golden Bear Drama) Die Vier im Jeep Leopold Lindtberg   Switzerland
Without Leaving an Address (Golden Bear Comedies) ...Sans laisser d'adresse Jean-Paul Le Chanois   France
In Beaver Valley (Golden Bear Documentaries) James Algar   USA
Justice Is Done (Golden Bear Thrillers & Adventures) Justice est faite André Cayatte   France
Cinderella (Golden Bear Music Film) Wilfred Jackson   USA
1952–1955 – Audience Vote
1952 One Summer of Happiness Hon dansade en sommar Arne Mattsson   Sweden
1953 The Wages of Fear Le salaire de la peur Henri-Georges Clouzot   France
  Italy
1954 Hobson's Choice David Lean   United Kingdom
1955 The Rats Die Ratten Robert Siodmak   West Germany
1956–present – International Jury
1956 Invitation to the Dance Gene Kelly   USA
1957 12 Angry Men Sidney Lumet   USA
1958 Wild Strawberries Smultronstället Ingmar Bergman   Sweden
1959 The Cousins Les cousins Claude Chabrol   France
1960s
1960 El Lazarillo de Tormes César Fernández Ardavín   Spain
  Italy
1961 The Night La notte Michelangelo Antonioni   Italy
1962 A Kind of Loving John Schlesinger   United Kingdom
1963 To Bed or Not to Bed (Tie) Il diavolo Gian Luigi Polidoro   Italy
Bushido: The Cruel Code of the Samurai (Tie) Bushidō zankoku monogatari Tadashi Imai   Japan
1964 Dry Summer Susuz yaz Metin Erksan   Turkey
1965 Alphaville Alphaville, une étrange aventure de Lemmy Caution Jean-Luc Godard   France
1966 Cul-de-Sac Roman Polanski   United Kingdom
1967 The Departure Le départ Jerzy Skolimowski   Belgium
1968 Who Saw Him Die? Ole dole doff Jan Troell   Sweden
1969 Early Works Rani radovi Želimir Žilnik   SFR Yugoslavia
1970s
1970 No Award
1971 The Garden of the Finzi-Continis Il giardino dei Finzi Contini Vittorio De Sica   Italy
1972 The Canterbury Tales I racconti di Canterbury Pier Paolo Pasolini   Italy
1973 Distant Thunder Ashani Sanket Satyajit Ray   India
1974 The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz Ted Kotcheff   Canada
1975 Adoption Örökbefogadás Márta Mészáros   Hungary
1976 Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson Robert Altman   USA
1977 The Ascent Voskhozhdeniye Larisa Shepitko   USSR
1978 Las truchas (Tie) José Luis García Sánchez   Spain
What Max Said (Tie) Las palabras de Max Emilio Martínez-Lázaro   Spain
Ascensor (Tie) Tomás Muñoz   Spain
1979 David Peter Lilienthal   West Germany
1980s
1980 Heartland (Tie) Richard Pearce   USA
Palermo or Wolfsburg (Tie) Palermo oder Wolfsburg Werner Schroeter   West Germany
1981 Hurry, Hurry! Deprisa, deprisa Carlos Saura   Spain
1982 Veronika Voss Die Sehnsucht der Veronika Voss Rainer Werner Fassbinder   West Germany
1983 Ascendancy (Tie) Edward Bennett   United Kingdom
The Beehive (Tie) La colmena Mario Camus   Spain
1984 Love Streams John Cassavetes   USA
1985 The Woman and the Stranger (Tie) Die Frau und der Fremde Rainer Simon   East Germany
Wetherby (Tie) David Hare   United Kingdom
1986 Stammheim Stammheim – Die Baader-Meinhof-Gruppe vor Gericht Reinhard Hauff   West Germany
1987 The Theme Tema Gleb Panfilov   USSR
1988 Red Sorghum 红高粱 Hong gao liang Zhang Yimou   China
1989 Rain Man Barry Levinson   USA
1990s
1990 Music Box (Tie) Costa-Gavras   USA
Larks on a String (Tie) Skřivánci na niti Jiří Menzel   Czechoslovakia
1991 The House of Smiles La casa del sorriso Marco Ferreri   Italy
1992 Grand Canyon Lawrence Kasdan   USA
1993 Woman Sesame Oil Maker (Tie) 香魂女 Xiāng hún nǚ Xie Fei   China
The Wedding Banquet (Tie) 喜宴 Xi yan Ang Lee   Taiwan
  USA
1994 In the Name of the Father Jim Sheridan   Ireland
  United Kingdom
1995 The Bait L'appât Bertrand Tavernier   France
1996 Sense and Sensibility Ang Lee   USA
1997 The People vs. Larry Flynt Miloš Forman   USA
1998 Central Station Central do Brasil Walter Salles   Brazil
  France
1999 The Thin Red Line Terrence Malick   USA
2000s
2000 Magnolia Paul Thomas Anderson   USA
2001 Intimacy Patrice Chéreau   France
  United Kingdom
2002 Spirited Away (Tie) Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi Hayao Miyazaki   Japan
Bloody Sunday (Tie) Paul Greengrass   United Kingdom
  Ireland
2003 In This World Michael Winterbottom   United Kingdom
2004 Head-On Gegen die Wand Fatih Akin   Germany
  Turkey
2005 U-Carmen U-Carmen eKhayelitsha Mark Dornford-May   South Africa
2006 Grbavica Jasmila Žbanić   Bosnia and Herzegovina
2007 Tuya's Marriage 图雅的婚事 Túyǎ de hūnshì Wang Quan'an   China
2008 Elite Squad Tropa de Elite José Padilha   Brazil
2009 The Milk of Sorrow La teta asustada Claudia Llosa   Peru
  Spain
2010s
2010 Honey Bal Semih Kaplanoğlu   Turkey
  Germany
2011 A Separation Jodaeiye Nader az Simin Asghar Farhadi   Iran
2012 Caesar Must Die Cesare deve morire Paolo and Vittorio Taviani   Italy
2013 Child's Pose Poziția copilului Călin Peter Netzer   Romania
2014 Black Coal, Thin Ice 白日焰火 Bai ri yan huo Diao Yinan   China
2015 Taxi تاكسی Jafar Panahi   Iran
2016 Fire at Sea Fuocoammare Gianfranco Rosi   Italy
2017 On Body and Soul Testről és lélekről Ildikó Enyedi   Hungary
2018 Touch Me Not Nu mă atinge-mă Adina Pintilie   Romania
  Germany
  Czech Republic
  Bulgaria
  France
2019 Synonyms Synonymes Nadav Lapid   France
  Israel

Multiple winnersEdit

Golden Bear – Honorary AwardEdit

The Honorary Golden Bear (German: Goldener Ehrenbar) is the Berlin International Film Festival's honorary award for lifetime achievement by important figures in the world of film.[3]

 
A Golden Bear statue
Year Winner(s)
1982 James Stewart
1988 Alec Guinness
1989 Dustin Hoffman
1990 Oliver Stone
1993 Gregory Peck and Billy Wilder
1994 Sophia Loren
1995 Alain Delon
1996 Elia Kazan and Jack Lemmon
1997 Kim Novak
1998 Catherine Deneuve
1999 Shirley MacLaine
2000 Jeanne Moreau
2001 Kirk Douglas
2002 Robert Altman and Claudia Cardinale
2003 Anouk Aimée
2004 Fernando Solanas
2005 Im Kwon-taek and Fernando Fernán Gómez
2006 Andrzej Wajda and Ian McKellen
2007 Arthur Penn
2008 Francesco Rosi
2009 Maurice Jarre
2010 Wolfgang Kohlhaase and Hanna Schygulla
2011 Armin Mueller-Stahl
2012 Meryl Streep
2013 Claude Lanzmann[4]
2014 Ken Loach[5]
2015 Wim Wenders[6]
2016 Michael Ballhaus[7]
2017 Milena Canonero
2018 Willem Dafoe
2019 Charlotte Rampling

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ a b "- Berlinale – Archive – Annual Archives – 1952 – Juries".
  3. ^ "THE HONORARY GOLDEN BEAR". Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin. Retrieved 10 December 2017.
  4. ^ "Claude Lanzmann to receive Berlin's Honorary Golden Bear". screendaily. Retrieved 2012-12-13.
  5. ^ "Homage and Honorary Golden Bear for Ken Loach". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 2013-12-15. Retrieved 12 December 2013.
  6. ^ "Homage 2015 and Honorary Golden Bear for Wim Wenders". berlinale.de. Retrieved 5 October 2014.
  7. ^ "Martin Scorsese's Longtime Cinematographer Michael Ballhaus Is Set To Be Honoured With A Lifetime Achievement Award At The 2016 Berlin International Film Festival". contactmusic.com. Retrieved 1 December 2015.

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