68th Berlin International Film Festival

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68th Berlin International Film Festival
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Festival poster
Opening filmIsle of Dogs
Closing filmTouch Me Not
LocationBerlin, Germany
Founded1951
AwardsGolden Bear (Touch Me Not)
Festival date15–25 February 2018
Websiteberlinale.de

The 68th annual Berlin International Film Festival took place from 15 to 25 February 2018.[1] German filmmaker Tom Tykwer served as jury president.[2]

American film director Wes Anderson's animated film Isle of Dogs opened the festival, becoming first animated film to open the fest.[3] The Romanian film Touch Me Not directed by Adina Pintilie won the Golden Bear, which also served as the closing night film.[4]

Jury[edit]

Tom Tykwer, Jury President

Main Competition[edit]

The following people were named for the jury for the Berlinale Competition section:[5]

In competition[edit]

The following films were selected for the main competition for the Golden Bear and Silver Bear awards:[7][8][9][10][11]

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
3 Days in Quiberon 3 Tage in Quiberon Emily Atef Germany, Austria, France
Damsel David Zellner, Nathan Zellner United States
Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot Gus Van Sant United States
Daughter of Mine Figlia mia Laura Bispuri Italy, Germany, Switzerland
Dovlatov Довлатов Aleksei Alekseivich German Russia, Poland, Serbia
Eva Benoît Jacquot France
The Heiresses Las herederas Marcelo Martinessi Paraguay, Germany, Uruguay, Norway, Brazil, France
In the Aisles In den Gängen Thomas Stuber Germany
Isle of Dogs Wes Anderson United States
My Brother's Name Is Robert and He Is an Idiot Mein Bruder heißt Robert und ist ein Idiot Philip Gröning Germany, France
Mug Twarz Małgorzata Szumowska Poland
Museum Museo Alonso Ruizpalacios Mexico
Pig Khook (خوک) Mani Haghighi Iran
The Prayer La prière Cédric Kahn France
The Real Estate Toppen av ingenting Måns Månsson Sweden, United Kingdom
Season of the Devil Ang panahon ng halimaw Lav Diaz Philippines
Touch Me Not Nu mă atinge-mă Adina Pintilie Romania, Germany, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, France
Transit Christian Petzold Germany, France
U – 22 July Utøya 22. juli Erik Poppe Norway

Out of competition[edit]

The following films were selected to be screened out of competition:[11]

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
7 Days in Entebbe José Padilha United States, United Kingdom
Ága Milko Lazarov Bulgaria, Germany, France
Black 47 Lance Daly Ireland, Luxembourg
Eldorado Markus Imhoof Switzerland, Germany
Unsane Steven Soderbergh United States

Panorama[edit]

The following films were selected for the Panorama section:[12][13]

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
L'Animale Katharina Mückstein Austria
Boys Cry La terra dell'abbastanza Damiano D'Innocenzo, Fabio D'Innocenzo Italy
Foreboding Yochō: Sanpo suru shinryakusha (予兆 散歩する侵略者) Kiyoshi Kurosawa Japan
Garbage Qaushiq Mukherjee India
Genesis Genezis Árpád Bogdán Hungary
Girls Always Happy Rou qing shi Yang Mingming China
Hard Paint Tinta bruta Marcio Reolon, Filipe Matzembacher Brazil
Horizon Horizonti Tinatin Kajrishvili Georgia, Sweden
Human, Space, Time and Human Inkan, gongkan, sikan grigo inkan (인간, 공간, 시간 그리고 인간) Kim Ki-duk South Korea
Invasion Hojoom (هجوم) Shahram Mokri Iran
Jibril Henrika Kull Germany
Land Babak Jalali Italy, France, Netherlands, Mexico, Qatar
Lemonade Luna de miere Ioana Uricaru Romania
Malambo, the Good Man Malambo, el hombre bueno Santiago Loza Argentina
Marilyn Martín Rodríguez Redondo Argentina, Chile
The Omission La omisión Sebastián Schjaer Argentina, Netherlands, Switzerland
A Paris Education Mes provinciales Jean Paul Civeyrac France
Profile Timur Bekmambetov United States, United Kingdom, Cyprus, Russia
River's Edge Isao Yukisada Japan
Shock Waves – Diary of My Mind Ondes de choc – Journal de ma tête Ursula Meier Switzerland
Shock Waves – First Name: Mathieu Ondes de choc – Prénom: Mathieu Lionel Baier Switzerland
Styx Wolfgang Fischer Germany, Austria
Sunday's Illness La enfermedad del domingo Ramón Salazar Spain
Thirty Souls Trinta Lumes Diana Toucedo Spain
When the Trees Fall Koly padayut dereva Marysia Nikitiuk Ukraine, Poland, Republic of Macedonia
Xiao Mei Maren Hwang Taiwan
Yardie Idris Elba United Kingdom

Panorama Dokumente[edit]

The following films were selected for the Panorama Dokumente section:[12][13]

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Central Airport THF Zentralflughafen THF Karim Aïnouz Germany, Brazil, France
Ex Shaman Ex Pajé Luiz Bolognesi Brazil
Family Life Familienleben Rosa Hannah Ziegler Germany
Game Girls Alina Skrzeszewska France, Germany
Generation Wealth Lauren Greenfield United States
Hotel Jugoslavija Nicolas Wagnières Switzerland
I See Red People Je vois rouge Claudia Priscilla, Bojina Panayotova France, Bulgaria
Kinshasa Makambo Dieudo Hamadi, Bojina Panayotova Congo, France, Switzerland, Germany, Qatar, Norway
Matangi/Maya/M.I.A. Steve Loveridge United States, United Kingdom, Sri Lanka
Obscuro Barroco Evangelia Kranioti France, Greece
Partisan Lutz Pehnert, Matthias Ehlert, Adama Ulrich Germany
Shakedown Leilah Weinraub United States
Shut Up and Play the Piano Philipp Jedicke Germany, France, United Kingdom
The Silence of Others Almudena Carracedo, Robert Bahar United States, Spain
The Silk and the Flame Jordan Schiele United States
That Summer Göran Hugo Olsson Sweden, Denmark, United States
Tranny Fag Bixa Travesty Claudia Priscilla, Kiko Goifman Brazil
The Trial O processo Maria Ramos Brazil, Germany, Netherlands
What Comes Around Al Gami'ya Reem Saleh Lebanon, Egypt, Greece, Qatar, Slovenia
When the War Comes Až přijde válka Jan Gebert Czech Republic, Croatia

Awards[edit]

Adina Pintilie with Golden Bear at Berlinale 2018.

The following prizes were awarded:[5][14]

  • Crystal Bear for Best Short Film, Generation KPlus Section - A Field Guide to Being a 12-Year-Old Girl by Tilda Cobham-Hervey.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Berlin Film Festival to host retrospective of Weimar-era films". Screen. Retrieved 30 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Tom Tykwer to chair the jury of the 68th Berlin Film Festival". Cineuropa - the best of european cinema. Retrieved 30 November 2017.
  3. ^ "Berlin Opening Night: Wes Anderson, Tilda Swinton, Greta Gerwig Celebrate 'Isle of Dogs'". Variety. Retrieved 18 February 2019.
  4. ^ "Romanian film about fear of sexual intimacy wins Golden Bear at Berlin film festival". The Guardian. 25 February 2018. Retrieved 25 February 2018.
  5. ^ a b "The International Jury 2018". 6 February 2018. Retrieved 6 February 2018.
  6. ^ Chu, Henry (2 November 2017). "Tom Tykwer to Preside Over 2018 Berlin Film Festival Jury". Variety. Retrieved 30 November 2017.
  7. ^ "Gus Van Sant's 'Don't Worry' Among First Berlinale Competition Titles to Be Unveiled". Variety. 18 December 2017. Retrieved 22 December 2017.
  8. ^ "Press Releases: Competition 68th Berlinale". Berlinale. 18 December 2017. Archived from the original on 22 December 2017. Retrieved 22 December 2017.
  9. ^ "Press Releases: 68th Berlinale". 15 January 2018. Archived from the original on 17 January 2018. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  10. ^ "Press Releases: 68th Berlinale". 22 January 2018. Archived from the original on 23 January 2018. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  11. ^ a b "Competition and Berlinale Special Are Complete". 6 February 2018. Archived from the original on 7 February 2018. Retrieved 6 February 2018.
  12. ^ a b "Panorama 2018: Disobedience – "Body Politics", Resistance to Machismo, and a Strong Showing from Latin America". Berlinale. 15 December 2017. Archived from the original on 29 January 2018. Retrieved 29 January 2018.
  13. ^ a b "Programme for Berlinale Panorama 2018 Complete: What's Your Poison?". Berlinale. 25 January 2018. Archived from the original on 29 January 2018. Retrieved 29 January 2018.
  14. ^ Berlinale.Archive. Prize winners 2018.
  15. ^ "68th Berlinale: Awards of the Ecumenical Jury". 26 February 2018. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
  16. ^ "Prizes & Honours 2018". Berlin Film Festival. Retrieved 2 April 2019.

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