59th Berlin International Film Festival

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
59th Berlin International Film Festival
59th Berlin International Film Festival poster.jpg
Festival poster
Opening film The International
Location Berlin, Germany
Founded 1951
Festival date 5 – 15 February 2009
Website

The 59th Berlin International Film Festival was held from 5 February to 15 February 2009.[1] The opening film of the festival was Tom Tykwer’s The International, screened out of competition.[2] The festival's jury president was actress Tilda Swinton of the United Kingdom.[3]

Admission for the festival was reported to be among the highest in years, and it also set a record for ticket sales, with some 270,000 tickets sold by the halfway mark, compared to 240,000 sold for the entire run of the festival the previous year.[4] The final ticket tally was the largest in the festival’s 59-year history.[4]

Jury[edit]

The following people were announced as being on the jury for the festival:[5]

In competition[edit]

The following films were selected in competition for the Golden Bear and Silver Bear awards:[6]

Out of competition screening[edit]

The following films were selected for the out of competition screening at the festival:[6]

Awards[edit]

The following prizes were awarded by the Jury:[7]

Golden Bear[edit]

The Golden Bear went to La teta asustada by Claudia Llosa.

Silver Bears[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "59TH BERLIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FEBRUARY 5 - 15, 2009". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 10 June 2014. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "59th Berlinale kicks off with The International on Barco’s digital cinema projectors". barco.com. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  3. ^ Berlinale 2009: Academy Award–Winner Tilda Swinton will be Jury President
  4. ^ a b Scott Roxborough (2009-02-11). "Berlinale to break sales record". The Hollywood Reporter. 
  5. ^ "JURIES 2009". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 10 June 2014. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "PROGRAMME 2009". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 10 June 2014. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  7. ^ "PRIZES & HONOURS 2009". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 10 June 2014. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 

External links[edit]

Media related to 59th Berlin International Film Festival at Wikimedia Commons