55th Berlin International Film Festival

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55th Berlin International Film Festival
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Festival poster
Opening film Man to Man
Closing film Kinsey
Location Berlin, Germany
Founded 1951
Awards Golden Bear (U-Carmen eKhayelitsha)
Number of films 312 films[1]
Festival date 10–20 February 2005
Website

The 55th annual Berlin International Film Festival was held from February 10 - 20, 2005.[2] Man to Man by Régis Wargnier served as opening night film.[3] The festival closed with Kinsey by Bill Condon.[4] The Golden Bear was awarded to South African film U-Carmen eKhayelitsha directed by Mark Dornford-May.[5]

The retrospective was dedicated to the scene formers. It was titled Production Design + Film. Locations, Settings, Spaces and was divided into five sections and a total of 45 films were shown at the festival.[6]

Jury[edit]

Roland Emmerich, Jury President

The following people were announced as being on the jury for the festival:[7]

0fficial selection[edit]

In competition[edit]

The following films were in competition for the Golden Bear and Silver Bear awards:[1]

English title Original title Director(s) Country
Sometimes in April Raoul Peck France, USA, Rwanda
Accused Anklet Jacob Thuesen Denmark
Asylum Asylum David Mackenzie UK, Ireland
The Beat That My Heart Skipped Jacques Audiard France
Ghosts Gespenster Christian Petzold Germany
In Good Company In Good Company Paul Weitz USA
U-Carmen eKhayelitsha Mark Dornford-May South Africa
The Hidden Blade Yôji Yamada Japan
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou Wes Anderson USA
Man to Man Régis Wargnier France, South Africa, UK
Some Kind of Blue Les Mots Bleu Alain Corneau France
One Day in Europe Hannes Stöhr Germany, Spain
Paradise Now Hany Abu-Assad Palestine, France, Germany, Netherlands, Israel
Peacock Gu Changwei China
The Last Mitterrand Le promeneur du champ de Mars Robert Guédiguian France
Smalltown, Italy Stefano Mordini Italy
The Sun Alexander Sokurov Russia, France, Italy, Switzerland
Sophie Scholl – The Final Days Marc Rothemund Germany, Spain
Fateless Lajos Koltai Hungary, Germany, UK
Changing Times André Téchiné France
Thumbsucker Thumbsucker Mike Mills USA
The Wayward Cloud 天邊一朵雲 Tsai Ming-liang France, Taiwan

Short Film In-competition[edit]

The following short films were selected:[8]

English title Original title Director(s) Country
Don Kishot be'Yerushalaim Dani Rosenberg Israel
Killing the Afternoon Killing the Afternoon Margaret Corkery Ireland, UK
The Intervention The Intervention Jay Duplass USA
Milk Milk Peter Mackie Burns UK
Jam Session Izabela Plucinska Germany
The Information Spravka Kira Muratova Russia
Child in Time Maja Weiss Slovenia
Gigolo Bastian Schweitzer Germany, Switzerland

Key[edit]

Winner of the main award for best film in its section
The opening and closing films are screened during the opening and closing ceremonies respectively.

Awards[edit]

The following prizes were awarded by the Jury:[5][9]

  • Silver Bear - Honorable Mention
    • Best Short Film - Don Kishot be'Yerushalaim: Dani Rosenberg
  • Best Short Film
    • Milk: Peter Mackie Burns

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "PROGRAMME 2005". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 10 June 2014. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "55TH BERLIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FEBRUARY 10 - 20, 2005". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 10 June 2014. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "In brief: Berlin festival celebrates European film". Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "Berlin Film Festival Set for Scandal". Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "PRIZES & HONOURS 2005". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 10 June 2014. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  6. ^ "RETROSPECTIVE". Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  7. ^ "JURIES 2005". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 10 June 2014. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  8. ^ "SHORT FILMS AT THE BERLINALE: FROM SEASIDE IDYLL TO POLITICAL REALITY". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 10 June 2014. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  9. ^ "Awards and Announcement". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 10 June 2014. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 

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