Berlin International Film Festival 1987

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The 1987 Berlin International Film Festival took place from February 20 to March 3, 1987 .

The Berlinale was all about glasnost . The policy of Mikhail Gorbachev made it the movies that were previously deposited in the so-called poison cupboard and were not allowed to be shown in Berlin a first international forum found. Elem Klimov's farewell to Matjora was shown in a special performance. Gleb Panfilow's 1979 film The Theme even ran in the competition and eventually won the Golden Bear . So-called Soviet "safe films" were shown in all sections of the Berlinale.


The following films took part in the 1987 Berlinale competition:

Movie title Director Country of production Actor (selection)
Comrades Bill Douglas Great Britain Vanessa Redgrave , Imelda Staunton
The Aldo Moro affair Giuseppe Ferrara Italy Gian Maria Volontè
God's forgotten children Randa Haines United States William Hurt , Marlee Matlin , Piper Laurie
Sorrowful numbness Alexander Sokurov Soviet Union
The year of the Enlightenment Fernando Trueba Spain
Masks Claude Chabrol France Philippe Noiret
The sea and the poison Kei Kumai Japan Eiji Okuda , Ken Watanabe , Takahiro Tamura
The night is young Leos Carax France Michel Piccoli , Juliette Binoche , Denis Lavant
Night, mother Tom Moore United States Sissy Spacek , Anne Bancroft
Just for love Stephen Wallace Australia Sam Neill
Platoon Oliver Stone United States Tom Berenger , Willem Dafoe , Charlie Sheen , Forest Whitaker
So many dreams Heiner Carow GDR Jutta Wachowiak , Dagmar Manzel
Diary for my loved ones Márta Mészáros Hungary
The topic Gleb Panfilow Soviet Union
The death of Empedocles Jean-Marie Straub France , Germany
Vera Sergio Toledo Brazil Ana Beatriz Nogueira
The lovers Jeanine Meerapfel Germany , Yugoslavia Barbara Sukowa
The wolf hut Věra Chytilová Czechoslovakia
The miracle of Papu Jean-Pierre Mocky France Michel Serrault , Jean Poiret , Jeanne Moreau
Back to Griffin Creek Yves Simoneau Canada , France Steve Banner , Charlotte Valandrey

International jury

The jury's president this year was the Austrian actor Klaus Maria Brandauer . Other jury members: Juliet Berto (France), Kathleen Carrol (USA), Callisto Cosulich (Italy), Viktor Djomin (USSR), Reinhard Hauff (Germany), Edmund Luft (Germany), Jiří Menzel (Czechoslovakia), Dan Pita ( Romania), Paul Schrader (USA) and Antonio Skármeta (Chile).

Award winners

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  • Children's Jury Prize (Children's Film Festival): Henry von François Labonté
  • FIPRESCI Prize (competition): Tema by Gleb Panfilow
  • FIPRESCI Prize (Forum): The Ballad of the Ax by Witold Leszczyński and The Lighted Lantern by Aghasi Ayvazyan
  • Interfilm Award - Otto Dibelius Prize (competition): The subject of Gleb Panfilow
  • Interfilm Award - Otto Dibelius Prize (Forum): The Ballad of the Ax by Witold Leszczyński
  • UNICEF Prize (Children's Film Festival): Games for school-age children by Arvo Iho and Leida Laius
  • Caligari Film Award (Forum): Forward, Army of God! by Kazuo Hara
  • Heinrich Böll Foundation Peace Film Prize : Joe Polowsky - An American Dreamer by Wolfgang Pfeiffer
  • Prize of the Berliner Morgenpost readers' jury : God's forgotten children by Randa Haines

Teddy Award

The " Teddy Award " was presented for the first time this year . The first winners were:

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