58th Berlin International Film Festival

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58th Berlin International Film Festival
58BIFFPoster.jpg
Festival poster
Opening filmShine a Light
Closing filmBe Kind Rewind
LocationBerlin, Germany
Founded1951
AwardsGolden Bear (Tropa de Elite)
No. of films310 films[1]
Festival date7–17 February 2008
WebsiteWebsite
Berlin International Film Festival chronology

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]

International jury

Best First Feature Award Jury

International Short Film Jury

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 Sparrows 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
Elite Squad Tropa de Elite José Padilha Brazil
Heart of Fire 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
I've Loved You So Long 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
Kabei: Our Mother Kâbê Yoji Yamada Japan
Lady Jane Robert Guédiguian France
Lake Tahoe Fernando Eimbcke Mexico, Japan, USA
Sparrow Man jeuk Johnnie To Hong Kong
Black Ice 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 9 November 2013. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
  2. ^ "58TH BERLIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FEBRUARY 7 – 17, 2008". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 4 November 2013. 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 2 June 2008. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
  5. ^ "BERLINALE 2008: OSCAR WINNER COSTA-GAVRAS TO BE JURY PRESIDENT". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 27 February 2009. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
  6. ^ a b "PRIZES & HONOURS 2008". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 15 October 2013. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
  7. ^ "RETROSPECTIVE". Archived from the original on 4 March 2017. Retrieved 28 August 2014.
  8. ^ "JURIES 2008". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 23 October 2013. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
  9. ^ "2008 Berlin Awards" (PDF). berlinale.de. Archived (PDF) from the original on 16 May 2013. Retrieved 10 June 2014.

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