Berlin International Film Festival 1996

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The 46th Berlin International Film Festival took place from February 15 to 26. February 1996 instead.

Competition section

The following films faced the judgment of the international jury in the program of the official competition this year :

Movie title Director Country of production Actor (selection)
Dead man walking Tim Robbins United States Susan Sarandon , Sean Penn
The village of my dreams Yōichi Higashi Japan
Éxtasis Mariano Barroso Spain Javier Bardem
Faithful - The wedding day Paul Mazursky United States Cher , Chazz Palminteri , Ryan O'Neal
Grab Shorty Barry Sonnenfeld United States John Travolta , Gene Hackman , Rene Russo
Jeon tae-il Park Kwang-su South Korea
Holy Week Andrzej Wajda Poland Beata Fudalej , Wojciech Malajkat
Mahjong Edward Yang Taiwan Chang Chen
Mary Reilly Stephen Frears United States Julia Roberts , John Malkovich
My husband - I do everything for your love Bertrand Blier France Anouk Grinberg , Gérard Lanvin
Les Menteurs Elie Chouraqui France Valeria Bruni Tedeschi , Jean-Hugues Anglade
Restoration - time of sensuality Michael Hoffman USA , UK Robert Downey Jr. , Sam Neill , David Thewlis
Richard III Richard Loncraine UK , USA Ian McKellen , Annette Bening , Jim Broadbent
Ri guang xia gu Ping he People's Republic of China
Youth is beautiful Bo Widerberg Denmark , Sweden Marika Lagercrantz
Sense and sensuality Ang Lee USA , UK Emma Thompson , Kate Winslet , Hugh Grant
A summer in La Goulette Férid Boughedir Tunisia , France , Belgium
Silent Night - A Festival of Love Dani Levy Germany , Switzerland Maria Schrader , Jürgen Vogel
Taiyang you he Ho Yim Hong Kong
Twelve Monkeys Terry Gilliam United States Bruce Willis
Vite strozzate Ricky Tognazzi Italy , France , Belgium
What I Have Written John Hughes Australia

International jury

The president of the international jury this year was the Russian director Nikita Michalkow . Under his leadership, the following jury members selected the winners: Gila Almagor , Vincenzo Cerami , Joan Chen , Ann Hui , Peter Lilienthal , Jürgen Prochnow , Claude Rich , Fay Weldon , Catherine Wyler and Christian Zeender .

Award winners

Ang Lee
  • Golden Bear : The Golden Bear won this year for Ang Lee's film Sense and Sensibility .
  • Silver bears were awarded in the following categories:
    • The jury awarded the Polish director Andrzej Wajda a Silver Bear for his life's work .
    • The Silver Bear for Best Director has been awarded twice: Richard Loncraine and Ho Yim .
    • Best actress: Anouk Grinberg in Mon Homme
    • Best Actor: Sean Penn in Dead Man Walking
    • Best individual artistic achievement: Yōichi Higashi for the particularly original portrayal of a childhood in The Village of My Dreams
    • The jury's special prize for director Bo Widerberg for Schön is his youth

Honorary Golden Bear

This year the festival awarded two Honorary Golden Bears for their life's work to the director Elia Kazan and the actor Jack Lemmon . Both artists were honored with a retrospective of their best films as part of the festival.

Other award winners

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