57th Berlin International Film Festival

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57th Berlin International Film Festival
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Festival poster
Opening film La Vie En Rose
Closing film Angel
Location Berlin, Germany
Founded 1951
No. of films 305 films[1]
Festival date 8 – 18 February 2007
Website Website

The 57th annual Berlin International Film Festival was held from 8 to 18 February 2007.[2] The opening film of this year's festival was Olivier Dahan’s La Vie En Rose.[3] Angel by François Ozon served as the closing night film.[4] American director Paul Schrader served as the jury president at the festival.[5]

The Golden Bear was presented to the Chinese film Tuya's Marriage directed by Wang Quan'an.[6] 224,181 tickets of the festival were sold.[7] The festival held a Retrospective programme about women in silent era films. The films which were shown in the retrospective included a restored colour version of the 1921 film Hamlet, starring Asta Nielsen, the 1914 Italian film Cabiria and Berlin Alexanderplatz.[7][8]

Jury[edit]

Paul Schrader, Jury President

The following people were announced as being on the jury for the festival:[9]

In competition[edit]

The following films were selected in competition for the Golden Bear and Silver Bear awards:[1][3][10][11]

English title Original title Director(s) Country
Angel The Real Life of Angel Deverell François Ozon UK, France, Belgium
Beaufort בופור Joseph Cedar Israel
Bordertown Bordertown Gregory Nava USA, UK
The Counterfeiters Die Fälscher Stefan Ruzowitzky Austria, Germany
The Other El otro Ariel Rotter Argentina, France, Germany
Goodbye Bafana Goodbye Bafana Bille August Belgium, South Africa, UK, Luxembourg
Hallam Foe Hallam Foe David Mackenzie UK
Desert Dream Hyazgar Zhang Lu South Korea, France
In Memory of Me In memoria di me Saverio Costanzo Italy
Irina Palm Sam Garbarski Belgium, Luxembourg, UK, Germany, France
Life in Pink La Vie En Rose Olivier Dahan France, Canada
The Witnesses Les Témoins André Téchiné France
The Duchess of Langeais Ne touchez pas la hache Jacques Rivette France
The Year My Parents Went on Vacation O Ano em Que Meus Pais Saíram de Férias Cao Hamburger Brazil, Argentina
I Served the King of England Obsluhoval jsem anglického krále Jiří Menzel Czech Republic, Slovakia
Lost in Beijing 苹果 Li Yu China
I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK 싸이보그지만 괜찮아 Park Chan-wook South Korea
The Good German The Good German Steven Soderbergh USA
The Good Shepherd The Good Shepherd Robert De Niro USA
Tuya's Marriage Tuya de hun shi Wang Quan'an China
When a Man Falls in the Forest When a Man Falls in the Forest Ryan Eslinger USA, Canada
Yella Yella Christian Petzold Germany

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.

Winners[edit]

Wang Quan'an, winner of the Golden Bear at the festival

The following awards were presented at the festival.[12][13]

Golden Bear[edit]

The Golden Bear went to Tuya's Marriage by Wang Quan'an.

Silver Bears[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "PROGRAMME 2007". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 9 November 2013. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "57TH BERLIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FEBRUARY 8 - 18, 2007". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 4 November 2013. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Delpy, Ferran and Spinosa in line-up". cineuropa. Retrieved 5 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "57th Berlin International Film Festival: Official Selection announced". unifrance. Retrieved 5 June 2014. 
  5. ^ "Cinephile Paradise: Filmlovers Flock to Berlin Film Festival". spiegel. Retrieved 5 June 2014. 
  6. ^ "China film wins top Berlin award". BBC News. Retrieved 5 June 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "57TH BERLIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FEBRUARY 8 - 18, 2007". berlinale. Retrieved 5 June 2014. 
  8. ^ "Special screening during the Retrospective of the 57th Berlin International Film Festival". deutsche-kinemathek. Retrieved 5 June 2014. 
  9. ^ "JURIES 2007". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 23 October 2013. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  10. ^ "The selection for the Competition of the 57th Berlin International Film Festival is nearly complete". ctvm.info. Retrieved 5 June 2014. 
  11. ^ "2007 Berlinale to Open With Wartime Dramas". dw.de. Retrieved 5 June 2014. 
  12. ^ "The awards of the 57th Berlin International Film Festival" (PDF). ctvm.info. Retrieved 5 June 2014. 
  13. ^ "PRIZES & HONOURS 2007". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 15 October 2013. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 

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