Berlin International Film Festival 2007

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Berlinale Palast 2007

The 57th Berlin International Film Festival took place from February 8th to 18th February 2007 instead.

The Berlinale opened with Olivier Dahan's film La vie en rose (OT: La Môme ). Marion Cotillard plays the French chanson singer Édith Piaf (1915–1963) in the French drama .

The Children's Film Festival was given a new name for its 30th anniversary and will run under the title “Generation” in future.

The film director Arthur Penn received the Honorary Golden Bear for his life's work on February 15, 2007 and was also honored with a homage. With films such as Bonnie and Clyde (1967), the 84-year-old American is one of the most important representatives of " New Hollywood ".

The festival achieved new visitor record numbers. More than 19,000 accredited people from 127 countries took part in the festival. There were around 4,000 journalists from all over the world among those accredited. The films were seen by 430,000 viewers, including 220,000 movie tickets sold to the non-accredited audience. The Cubix cinema at Alexanderplatz was added as a new venue for the Panorama and Forum sections.


The following films were shown in the official competition this year :

Movie title Director Country of production Actor (selection)
The other Ariel Rotter Argentina , France and Germany Julio Chavez
Beaufort Joseph Cedar Israel Alon Abutbul , Eli Altonio and Daniel Brook
Bordertown Gregory Nava USA , UK Jennifer Lopez , Antonio Banderas and Martin Sheen
The Fakers Stefan Ruzowitzky Austria , Germany Karl Markovics , August Diehl and Marie Bäumer
The Good German - In the ruins of Berlin Steven Soderbergh United States George Clooney , Tobey Maguire and Cate Blanchett
Goodbye Bafana Bille August Belgium , South Africa , Great Britain and Luxembourg Joseph Fiennes , Dennis Haysbert and Diane Kruger
Hallam Foe - This Is My Story David Mackenzie Great Britain Jamie Bell
Hyazgar Zhang Lu South Korea and France Bat-ulzii and Seo Jung
The Good Shepherd Robert De Niro United States Matt Damon , Angelina Jolie , Martina Gedeck and Robert De Niro
I served the English king Jiří Menzel Czech Republic , Slovakia Julia Jentsch
I'm a cyborg, but that's OK Park Chan-wook South Korea Lim Su-jeong
In Memoria di me Saverio Costanzo Italy Christo Schiwkow , Stefano Antonucci and André Hennicke
Irina Palm Sam Garbarski Belgium, Luxembourg, Great Britain, Germany and France Marianne Faithfull
Ne touchez pas la hache Jacques Rivette France Jeanne Balibar , Guillaume Depardieu and Michel Piccoli
The year my parents were on vacation Cao hamburger Brazil and Argentina Michel Joelsas , Germano Haiut and Daniela Piepczyk
Ping Guo Li Yu People's Republic of China Tony Leung Ka-Fai and Fan Bing Bing
The Real Life of Angel Deverell François Ozon Great Britain, Belgium, France Romola Garai and Lucy Russell
Les Témoins André Téchiné France Emmanuelle Béart , Michel Blanc and Sami Bouajila
Tuya's wedding Wang Quan'an People's Republic of China Yu Nan
La vie en rose * Olivier Dahan France Marion Cotillard , Gérard Depardieu and Sylvie Testud
Desires of a Housewife - people on the edge Ryan Eslinger USA and Canada Sharon Stone , Timothy Hutton and Dylan Baker
Yella Christian Petzold Germany Nina Hoss , Hinnerk Schönemann and Devid Striesow

* = Opening film

International jury

Gael García Bernal (2007)

The jury president was the American director and screenwriter Paul Schrader . Other members were the actors Hiam Abbass , Mario Adorf , Willem Dafoe and Gael García Bernal , the Chinese film producer Nansun Shi and the Danish film editor Molly Malene Stensgaard .

Award winners

Nina Hoss

Golden bear

Silver bears

Further prices

Short film competition

Award winners

International short film jury

Peace Anyiam-Fiberesima (Nigeria), Riina Sildos (Estonia), Ning Ying (China)

Panorama section

The following films were presented in the Panorama section: The Home Song Stories by Tony Ayres , Away From Her by Sarah Polley with Julie Christie , Poor Boy's Game by Clement Virgo with Danny Glover , Invisibles - documentary by Isabel Coixet and Wim Wenders, among others , Strange Culture ( Fremdkulturen ) by Lynn Hershman Leeson with Tilda Swinton , also with Swinton the documentary Look into my eyes, Little one about the history of queer cinema, Blindsight documentary about the blind school in Tibet by Sabriye Tenberken , Ferien '91 by Thomas Arslan with Angela Winkler , Deux jours à Paris by and with Julie Delpy , El Camino de los Ingleses by Antonio Banderas .

Forum section


The retrospective was entitled “City Girls. Images of Women in Silent Film "and dealt with the new image of women in the early 20th century silent film . A total of 30 films on this topic were shown within the program. Another retrospective dealt with the Magnum photo agency , which celebrated its 60th birthday in 2007. Under the retrospective title “Magnum in Motion”, documentaries and reports on the work of Magnum's photographers or shot by the agency's photographers were shown. The period of the films spanned from 1938 to 2007. The oldest contribution was the film L'Espagne Vivra by Magnum founder Henri Cartier-Bresson .


The Children's Film Festival took place for the 30th time this year and was given a new name with “Generation”. There are two areas of the Generation section: Generation Kplus (children's films) and Generation Plus 14 (youth films). In both areas, a jury for children and young people will award the Transparent Bear as the main prize.

Generation Plus 14

Generation Kplus

Prizes of honor

Clint Eastwood (at the Berlinale 2007)

Honorary Golden Bear

Berlinale camera

Web links

Individual evidence

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