Berlin International Film Festival 2009
The Berlinale opened on February 5th with the film The International by Tom Tykwer . The film was seen in competition, but out of competition. 383 films were shown in 1238 screenings at the festival. There were around 20,000 accredited trade visitors at the festival. A total of around 270,000 tickets were sold. This means a new audience record. The Friedrichstadt-Palast and the Cinema Paris on Kurfürstendamm were added as new venues this year .
On December 12, 2008 the first competition films were announced.
The following films will be shown in the official competition:
Out of competition
In addition to competition, the following films can be seen within the competition program:
- The International - Director: Tom Tykwer (with Clive Owen , Naomi Watts , Armin Mueller-Stahl )
- The Private Lives of Pippa Lee - Director: Rebecca Miller (with Robin Wright Penn , Alan Arkin , Keanu Reeves , Maria Bello , Julianne Moore , Winona Ryder )
- The Reader - Director: Stephen Daldry (with Kate Winslet , Ralph Fiennes , David Kross , Alexandra Maria Lara )
- The Pink Panther 2 - Director: Harald Zwart (with Steve Martin , Jean Reno , Emily Mortimer , Andy García )
- The Dust of Time - Director: Theo Angelopoulos (with Irène Jacob , Michel Piccoli , Willem Dafoe , Bruno Ganz )
- Germany 09 - 13 short films on the State of the Union - Directors: Fatih Akin , Tom Tykwer, Wolfgang Becker , Sylke Enders , Dominik Graf , Romuald Karmakar , Nicolette Krebitz , Isabelle Stever , Hans Steinbichler , Hans Weingartner , Christoph Hochhäusler , Dani Levy and Angela Schanelec
- Eden à l'ouest - Director: Costa-Gavras (with Riccardo Scamarcio , Juliane Köhler , Ulrich Tukur )
- Notorious BIG - Director: George Tillman Jr. (with Angela Bassett , Jamal Woolard , Derek Luke )
- Om Shanti Om - Director: Farah Khan (with Shah Rukh Khan , Deepika Padukone , Arjun Rampal , Shreyas Talpade )
The jury president of the Berlinale 2009 is the British actress Tilda Swinton . Other jury members are: Isabel Coixet (Spain), Gaston Kaboré (Burkina Faso), Henning Mankell (Sweden), Christoph Schlingensief (Germany), Wayne Wang (USA) and Alice Waters (USA).
- Best Director : Asghar Farhadi for Darbareye Elly
- Grand Jury Prize : Adrián Biniez for Gigante and Maren Ade for Everyone else
- Best Actor : Sotigui Kouyaté for London River
- Best actress : Birgit Minichmayr for all others
- Best script: Oren Moverman and Alessandro Camon for The Messenger
- Outstanding artistic achievement: Gabor Erdély and Támas Székely for Katalin Varga
Award for the best first work
During the official award ceremony on February 14th, the prize for the best first work was given. An international jury consisting of Hannah Herzsprung (Germany), In-Ah Lee (Germany) and Rafi Pitts (Iran) selected the competition film Gigante by Adrián Biniez as the winner from among the debut films from all sections of the festival . The film Flickan ( The Girl ) by Fredrik Edfeldt received an honorable mention from the jury . This film was shown in the Generation Kplus section.
- FIPRESCI Prize : La teta asustada by Claudia Llosa
- Prize of the Guild of German Film Art Theaters: Sturm by Hans-Christian Schmid
- Peace Film Prize : The Messenger by Oren Moverman
- Amnesty International Film Prize: Sturm by Hans-Christian Schmid
- Berliner Morgenpost reader award : Sturm by Hans-Christian Schmid
- DFJW Prize “Dialogue en perspective”: Gitti by Anna Deutsch
Berlinale Shorts (short film competition)
- Golden Bear: Please Say Something by David O'Reilly (Ireland)
- Silver Bear: Jade by Daniel Elliott (Great Britain)
The Panorama section celebrated its 30th anniversary this year. This was celebrated on February 10, 2009 in the Zoo-Palast with a gala screening of the film Milk in the presence of director Gus Van Sant . Another jubilee was the Panorama Audience Award . For ten years now, panorama viewers have been voting on their favorite film. On this occasion, the ten winners of the last ten years were shown again.
- Panorama Audience Award 2009: The Yes Men Fix the World by Mike Bonanno , Andy Bichlbaum and Kurt Engfehr
- Ecumenical Jury Prize: Welcome by Philippe Lioret
- FIPRESCI Prize: Nord by Rune Denstad Langlo
- Prize of the Confédération Internationale des Cinémas D'Art et Essai (CICAE): Ander by Roberto Castón
In the Generation Kplus section, the children's jury awarded the Transparent Bears for the best feature film to the Canadian entry C'est pas moi, je le jure! ( I swear it wasn't me! ) By Philippe Falardeau . The film Max Pinlig (Max Peinlich) by Lotte Svendsen received an honorable mention from the jury . The Transparent Bear for best short film went to the film Ulybka Buddy (Buddha's Smile) by Bair Dyshenov .
The youth jury in the Generation K14plus section awarded the Transparent Bears for the best feature film to the American entry My Suicide by David Lee Miller . The animation film Mary and Max by Adam Elliott received an honorable mention from the jury . The New Zealand film Aphrodite's Farm by Adam Strange received the transparent bear for best short film .
An international jury consisting of Roshanak Behesht Nedjad , Dana Nechushtan , Greg Childs , Petr Koliha and Stephen Lance awarded the Grand Prize of the German Children's Fund in the Generation Kplus section. The award went to the film C'est pas moi, je le jure! (I swear it wasn't me!) By Philippe Falardeau.
International Forum of Young Cinema
- Ecumenical Jury Prize: Treeless Mountain by So Yong Kim
- FIPRESCI Prize: Ai no mukidashi (Love Exposure) by Sono Sion
- Prize of the Confédération Internationale des Cinémas D'Art et Essai (CICAE): Cea mai fericita fata din lume (The Happiest Girl in the World) by Radu Jude
- Caligari Film Award: Ai no mukidashi (Love Exposure) by Sono Sion
- Tagesspiegel readers' award : Hayat var (My Only Sunshine) by Reha Erdem
The Teddy Award for the best feature film this year went to the film Raging Sun, Raging Sky (Rabioso sol, rabioso cielo) by Julián Hernández . The best essay film was Fig Trees (Fig Trees) by John Greyson and the best short film A Horse Is Not a Metaphor by Barbara Hammer .
Prizes of honor
Already in mid-December 2008 it was announced that Maurice Jarre the Honorary Golden Bear is obtained. The Oscar-winning film composer received the award at a gala performance of Lawrence of Arabia on February 12th at Kino International .
The French director Claude Chabrol , who won the Golden Bear in 1959 for Schrei, if you can , and the German film and television producer Günter Rohrbach were honored with the " Berlinale Camera " on February 8 and 9, respectively . Another Berlinale camera was awarded to Manoel de Oliveira .
This year's retrospective dealt with films made in 70 mm format . In addition to the showing of films, there were accompanying panel and workshop discussions. In addition to American monumental productions such as Ben Hur , Cleopatra and musical productions such as Hello, Dolly and West Side Story , Soviet films such as Sergei Bondarchuk's War and Peace and Goya by Konrad Wolf were shown.
- Berlinale 2009: Golden Bear for “La teta asustada” ( Memento of the original from June 7, 2015 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
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- AP : Honorary Golden Bear to Maurice Jarre, February 12, 2009.
- Official press release ( Memento of the original dated February 14, 2009 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. at berlinale.de, February 9, 2009 (accessed February 12, 2009).