Berlin International Film Festival 2006
Festival director Dieter Kosslick announced the Berlinale 2006 as a festival that focuses on political film. According to Kosslick, the Berlinale 2006 is "as political, cruel and unpleasant as the world situation is". The competition then also featured films like Esma's Secret - Grbavica , which tells of the effects of the rape during the Balkan War and which ultimately won the festival, The Road to Guantanamo, about the effects of the war on terror, and Syriana, about the struggle for the ever scarcer evolving resources.
The following films were shown in the official competition this year :
* = Opening film
Out of competition
The following films were shown outside of the competition within the competition:
- Capote - Directed by Bennett Miller (with Philip Seymour Hoffman )
- The New World - Director: Terrence Malick (with Colin Farrell , Christopher Plummer and Christian Bale )
- Science of Sleep - Instructions for Dreaming - Director: Michel Gondry (with Gael García Bernal )
- Syriana - Directed by Steve Gaghan (with George Clooney and Matt Damon )
- V for Vendetta - Director: James McTeigue (with Natalie Portman )
- Wu Ji - The Riders of the Winds - Director: Chen Kaige
The jury president in 2006 was the British actress Charlotte Rampling . The jury consisted of the following additional members: Matthew Barney (USA), Yash Chopra (India), Marleen Gorris (Netherlands), Janusz Kamiński (Poland), Lee Young-ae (South Korea), Armin Mueller-Stahl (Germany) and Fred Roos (USA).
- Golden Bear : Esma's Secret - Grbavica by Jasmila Žbanić
- Golden Bear for the best short film: never like the first time by Jonas Odell (Denmark)
- En Soap by Pernille Fischer Christensen (Grand Jury Prize)
- Offside by Jafar Panahi (Grand Jury Prize)
- Michael Winterbottom and Mat Whitecross for The Road to Guantanamo (best director)
- Sandra Hüller for the film Requiem (best actress)
- Moritz Bleibtreu for the film Elementary Particles (best actor)
- Jürgen Vogel as actor, co-author and co-producer of the film Free Will (special artistic achievement)
- Peter Kam for the film Isabella (best score)
- Guillaume Martinez for the film Gratte-papier (Jury Prize)
- Jan Koetter for the film Our Man in Nirvana (Jury Prize)
Other award winners
- Alfred Bauer Prize : El Custodio - The bodyguard of Rodrigo Moreno
- Prize for the best first film: En Soap by Pernille Fischer Christensen
- Ecumenical Jury Prize : Esma's Secret - Grbavica by Jasmila Žbanić
- FIPRESCI Prize : Requiem by Hans-Christian Schmid
- Prize of the Guild of German Art Theaters : The Free Will of Matthias Glasner
- Berliner Morgenpost reader award: Robert Altman's Last Radio Show by Robert Altman
- Glass bear for the best children's film: Dream by Niels Arden Oplev
- Glass bear for the best youth film: Four weeks in June by Henry Meyer
- Grand Prize of the Children's Fund: Maximo Oliveros blossoms from Auraeus Solito
Honorary Golden Bear
The Berlinale presented a retrospective entitled Traumfrauen , which showed 45 films starring 30 international actresses from the 1950s . A reunion with stars like Audrey Hepburn , Grace Kelly , Marilyn Monroe , Elizabeth Taylor , Harriet Andersson , Hildegard Knef , Anna Magnani , Jean Simmons , Ingrid Bergman , Brigitte Bardot or Melina Mercouri .
International Forum of Young Cinema
Under the title Mystery Classics , the section showed a total of nine films by Japanese genre director Nakagawa Nobuo from the 1950s and 1960s. The focus was on horror and crime films. Nakagawa Nobuo had previously been rediscovered at festivals in Venice and Paris, and the Japanese festival Tokyo FilmEX had shown a retrospective of 12 films last October. With the series, the forum also resumed the Midnight Screenings that had been suspended the year before; In previous years, old and new genre films were shown at a late hour in this program line.
- Ecumenical Jury Prize: Conversations on a Sunday Afternoon by Khalo Matabane
- FIPRESCI Prize: In Between Days by So Yong Kim
- CICAE Prize: Close to Home by Dalia Hager and Vidi Bilu
- Wolfgang Staudte Prize : Babooska by Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel
- Caligari Film Award : 37 Uses for a Dead Sheep by Ben Hopkins
The opening film of this year's Panorama Special came from Argentina : Daniel Burman's film A Tradition of the Family (Derecho de familia) . Other stars of the Panorama program: Meret Becker , Marc Forster , John Hurt , Neil Jordan , Fernanda Montenegro , Liam Neeson and Emily Watson , who presented their new films.
- Prize of the Ecumenical Jury: The bailiff of Feliks Falk
- FIPRESCI Prize: Knallhart by Detlev Buck
- CICAE Prize: Little Red Flowers by Zhang Yuan
- Manfred Salzgeber Prize: Paper Dolls by Tomer Heyman
- Audience Award: Paper Dolls by Tomer Heyman
The gay and lesbian film prize Teddy Award celebrated its 20th anniversary this year. On the occasion of the anniversary, a retrospective with the best films from 20 years was shown. The 2006 Teddy Award went to the Filipino children's film Maximo Oliveros Blossoms by Auraeus Solito .
The jury of the Berlinale 2006 refused to include the film " The Lives of Others " in the competition program. It was the feature film debut of Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck , who had also written the script for the film. In 2007 the film received the Oscar for best foreign language film and many other awards.
- Berlinale website
- Press review 2006 on film-zeit.de
- Compilation of the films on film-zeit.de
- Compilation of all prices
- Reporting / recommendations / reviews on filmtagebuch.blogger.de
- Latest reviews and information on the Jumpcut blog
- Berlinale: 56th Berlin International Film Festival - February 9-19 , 2006 (annual newspaper), accessed on October 7, 2011.
- Interview with Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck in "Die Welt" from March 21, 2006.