58th Berlin International Film Festival

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
58th Berlin International Film Festival
BIFF08poster.jpg
Festival poster
Opening film Shine a Light
Closing film Be Kind Rewind
Location Berlin, Germany
Founded 1951
Awards Golden Bear (Tropa de Elite)
Number of films 310 films[1]
Festival date 7–17 February 2008
Website

The 58th annual Berlin International Film Festival was held from February 7 to February 17, 2008.[2] The festival opened with Martin Scorsese's documentary film Shine a Light.[3] Be Kind Rewind by Michel Gondry served as the closing film.[4] Greek-French filmmaker Costa Gavras, was selected to serve as the Jury President at the festival.[5]

The Golden Bear was awarded to Brazilian film Tropa de Elite directed by José Padilha.[6] The retrospective dedicated to Spanish film-maker Luis Buñuel was shown at the festival.[7]

Jury[edit]

Costa Gavras, Jury President

The following people were announced as being on the jury for the festival:[8]

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
The Song of Sparrow Avaze gonjeshk-ha Majid Majidi Iran
Ballast Ballast Lance Hammer USA
Night and Day Bam gua nat Sang-soo Hong South Korea
Quiet Chaos Caos calmo Antonello Grimaldi Italy, UK
Elegy Elegy Isabel Coixet USA
Tropa de Elite José Padilha Brazil
Feuerherz Luigi Falorni Germany
Gardens of the Night Gardens of the Night Damian Harris USA, UK
Happy-Go-Lucky Happy-Go-Lucky Mike Leigh UK
Il y a longtemps que je t'aime Philippe Claudel France
Julia Julia Erick Zonca France, USA, Mexico, Belgium
Cherry Blossoms Kirschblüten – Hanami Doris Dörrie Germany
Kâbê Yoji Yamada Japan
Lady Jane Robert Guédiguian France
Lake Tahoe Fernando Eimbcke Mexico, Japan, USA
Sparrow Man jeuk Johnnie To Hong Kong
Musta jää Petri Kotwica Finland, Germany
Restless Amos Kollek Israel, Germany
Standard Operating Procedure Standard Operating Procedure Errol Morris USA
There Will Be Blood There Will Be Blood Paul Thomas Anderson USA
In Love We Trust Zuo You Wang Xiaoshuai China

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]

José Padilha, winner of the Golden Bear at the festival

The following prizes were awarded by the Jury:[6][9]

Golden Bear[edit]

Silver Bears[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "PROGRAMME 2008". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 10 June 2014. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "58TH BERLIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FEBRUARY 7 - 17, 2008". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 10 June 2014. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "Scorsese's "Shine A Light" to Open the 58th Berlinale". indiewire. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "THE 58TH BERLIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL COMES TO A SUCCESSFUL CLOSE: MUSIC, STARS AND GRAND EMOTIONS". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 10 June 2014. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  5. ^ "BERLINALE 2008: OSCAR WINNER COSTA-GAVRAS TO BE JURY PRESIDENT". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 10 June 2014. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "PRIZES & HONOURS 2008". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 10 June 2014. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  7. ^ "RETROSPECTIVE". Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  8. ^ "JURIES 2008". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 10 June 2014. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  9. ^ "2008 Berlin Awards". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 10 June 2014. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 

External links[edit]

Media related to 2008 Berlin Film Festival at Wikimedia Commons