Berlin International Film Festival 1982
The Berlin International Film Festival 1982 took place from February 12 to February 23, 1982.
At the Berlinale, there were excited discussions even before the festival. Festival director Moritz de Hadeln had rejected the American film With the Wind to the West for the competition. The film is about a family who flees the GDR in a hot air balloon. The Springer press condemned this decision as ingratiation to the GDR. Axel Caesar Springer himself organized the German premiere of the film on the opening day of the Berlinale as a counter-event.
The following films were shown in the official competition:
The jury president was the American actress Joan Fontaine . She presided over the following jury: Wladimir Baskakow (USSR), Brigitte Fossey (France), Joe Hembus (Germany), Laszló Lugossy (Hungary), Gian Luigi Rondi (Italy), Helma Sanders-Brahms (Germany), Mrinal Sen (India) and David J. Stratton (Australia).
- Golden Bear : The longing of Veronika Voss
Silver bears :
- Schauder (special jury award for great originality)
- Mario Monicelli (Best Director)
- Katrin Sass in guarantee for one year (best actress)
- Michel Piccoli in A Strange Career and Stellan Skarsgård in The Simple Killer (Best Actor)
- Zoltán Fábri , for his screenplay for Requiem (Outstanding Individual Achievement)
- FIPRESCI Prize (from all sections): CVs of Winfried Junge and Our Voice from Earth, Memory and Future by Marta Rodríguez and Jorge Silva
- FIPRESCI Prize (competition): Shudder by Wojciech Marczewski
- FIPRESCI Prize (Forum): Pastorale by Otar Iosseliani
- Interfilm Award - Otto Dibelius Prize (competition): A strange career for Pierre Granier-Deferre
- Interfilm Award - Otto Dibelius-Award (Forum): CVs of Winfried Junge
- UNICEF Award (Children's Film Festival): Gummi-Tarzan by Søren Kragh-Jacobsen
- Berliner Morgenpost reader award : The sensational reporter by Sydney Pollack
An Honorary Golden Bear was awarded for the first time this year. The first winner was James Stewart .