59th Berlin International Film Festival

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59th Berlin International Film Festival
59th Berlin International Film Festival poster.jpg
Festival poster
Opening film The International
Closing film Eden Is West
Location Berlin, Germany
Founded 1951
Awards Golden Bear (La Teta Asustada)
Number of films 383 films[1]
Festival date 5 – 15 February 2009
Website

The 59th Berlin International Film Festival was held from 5 February to 15 February 2009.[2] The opening film of the festival was Tom Tykwer’s The International, screened out of competition.[3] Costa-Gavras's immigrant drama Eden Is West served as the closing night film at the festival.[4][5] The festival's jury president was actress Tilda Swinton of the United Kingdom.[6]

The Golden Bear was awarded to Peruvian film La Teta Asustada directed by Claudia Llosa.[7] The retrospective dedicated to the Golden Age of 70mm filmmaking from 1955 to 1970, titled 70 mm - Bigger than Life was shown at the festival.[8]

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.[9] The final ticket tally was the largest in the festival’s 59-year history.[9]

Jury[edit]

Tilda Swinton, Jury President

The following people were announced as being on the jury for the festival:[10]

In competition[edit]

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

English title Original title Director(s) Country
Alle Anderen Maren Ade Germany
Cheri Cheri Stephen Frears UK
About Elly Darbareye Elly Asghar Farhadi Iran
Giant Gigante Adrián Biniez Uruguay, Germany, Argentina
Happy Tears Happy Tears Mitchell Lichtenstein USA
In the Electric Mist In the Electric Mist Bertrand Tavernier USA
Katalin Varga Peter Strickland Romania, United Kingdom, Hungary
Little Soldier Annette K. Olesen Denmark
Forever Enthralled Mei Lanfang Chen Kaige China
The Messenger The Messenger Oren Moverman USA
London River Rachid Bouchareb Algeria, France, UK
Mammoth Lukas Moodysson Sweden, Germany, Denmark
My One and Only My One and Only Richard Loncraine USA
Rage Rage Sally Potter UK, USA
Ricky François Ozon France, Italy
Storm Sturm Hans-Christian Schmid Germany, Denmark
Sweet Rush Tatarak Andrzej Wajda Poland
The Milk of Sorrow La Teta Asustada Claudia Llosa Peru

Out of competition screening[edit]

The following films were selected for the out of competition screening at the festival:[1]

English title Original title Director(s) Country
Deutschland ‘09 - 13 kurze Filme zur Lage der Nation Germany compilation film by 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 Germany
Eden Is West Eden à l'ouest Costa-Gavras France, Greece, Italy
The Dust of Time Theo Angelopoulos Greece, Germany, Italy, Russia
The International The International Tom Tykwer USA
The Private Lives of Pippa Lee The Private Lives of Pippa Lee Rebecca Miller USA
The Reader The Reader Stephen Daldry UK, Germany
Notorious Notorious George Tillman Jr. USA

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]

Claudia Llosa, winner of the Golden Bear at the festival

The following prizes were awarded by the Jury:[7][11]

Golden Bear[edit]

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

Silver Bears[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "PROGRAMME 2009". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 10 June 2014. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "59TH BERLIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FEBRUARY 5 - 15, 2009". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 10 June 2014. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "59th Berlinale kicks off with The International on Barco’s digital cinema projectors". barco.com. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "BERLINALE 2009 COMES TO A SUCCESSFUL CLOSE: A FANTASTIC ATMOSPHERE AND ENTHUSIASTIC AUDIENCES". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 10 June 2014. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  5. ^ "‘Milk of Sorrow’ wins Golden Bear". variety.com. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  6. ^ Berlinale 2009: Academy Award–Winner Tilda Swinton will be Jury President
  7. ^ a b "PRIZES & HONOURS 2009". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 10 June 2014. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  8. ^ "RETROSPECTIVE". Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  9. ^ a b Scott Roxborough (2009-02-11). "Berlinale to break sales record". The Hollywood Reporter. 
  10. ^ "JURIES 2009". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 10 June 2014. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  11. ^ "2009 Berlin Awards". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 10 June 2014. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 

External links[edit]

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