Golden Bear

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Golden Bear
Goldener Bär  (German)
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LocationBerlin
CountryGermany
Presented by Berlin International Film Festival
First awarded1951
Last awarded2022
Winner Alcarràs by Carla Simón
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The Golden Bear (German : Goldener Bär) is the highest prize awarded for the best film at the Berlin International Film Festival. The bear is the heraldic animal of Berlin, featured on both the coat of arms and flag of Berlin. The winners of the first Berlin International Film Festival in 1951 were determined by a West German panel, with five winners of the Golden Bear, divided by categories and genres. [1] Between 1952 and 1955, the winners of the Golden Bear were determined by the audience members. [2] In 1956, the Fédération Internationale des Associations de Producteurs de Films formally accredited the festival, and since then, the Golden Bear has been awarded by an international jury. [2]

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The award

Adina Pintilie with the Golden Bear in 2018 MJK 16773 Adina Pintilie (Touch Me Not) crop.jpg
Adina Pintilie with the Golden Bear in 2018

The statuette shows a bear standing on its hind legs and is based on the 1932 design by German sculptor Renée Sintenis of Berlin's heraldic mascot that later became the symbol of the festival. It has been manufactured since the first edition by art foundry Hermann Noack. [3] [4] It was awarded for the first time in 1951 and was redesigned in a larger version in 1960. [5] Also, the left arm of the bear was raised as opposed to the right in the former model. [6] The current bear is 20 cm high and is fixed onto a base where the winning name is engraved. [7] The figurine consists of a bronze core, which is then plated with a layer of gold. The total weight of the award is 4 kg. [8]

Winners

YearFilmOriginal titleDirector(s)Country of origin
1950s
1951 – West German Jury Vote
1951
(1st)
Four in a Jeep (Drama)Die Vier im Jeep Leopold Lindtberg Switzerland
Without Leaving an Address (Comedies)...Sans laisser d'adresse Jean-Paul Le Chanois France
In Beaver Valley (Documentaries) James Algar United States
Justice Is Done (Thrillers & Adventures)Justice est faite André Cayatte France
Cinderella (Music Film) Wilfred Jackson United States
1952–1955 – Audience Vote
1952
(2nd)
One Summer of Happiness Hon dansade en sommar Arne Mattsson Sweden
1953
(3rd)
The Wages of Fear Le salaire de la peur Henri-Georges Clouzot France, Italy
1954
(4th)
Hobson's Choice David Lean United Kingdom
1955
(5th)
Die Ratten Robert Siodmak West Germany
1956–present – International Jury
1956
(6th)
Invitation to the Dance Gene Kelly United States
1957
(7th)
12 Angry Men Sidney Lumet United States
1958
(8th)
Wild Strawberries Smultronstället Ingmar Bergman Sweden
1959
(1959)
Les Cousins Claude Chabrol France
1960s
1960
(10th)
El Lazarillo de Tormes César Fernández Ardavín Spain
1961
(11th)
La Notte Michelangelo Antonioni Italy
1962
(12th)
A Kind of Loving John Schlesinger United Kingdom
1963
(13th)
Bushido, Samurai Saga #武士道残酷物語 Tadashi Imai Japan
To Bed or Not to Bed #Il diavolo Gian Luigi Polidoro Italy
1964
(14th)
Dry Summer Susuz yaz Metin Erksan Turkey
1965
(15th)
Alphaville Alphaville, une étrange aventure de Lemmy Caution Jean-Luc Godard France, Italy
1966
(16th)
Cul-de-Sac Roman Polanski United Kingdom
1967
(17th)
The Departure Le départ Jerzy Skolimowski Belgium
1968
(18th)
Who Saw Him Die? Ole dole doff Jan Troell Sweden
1969
(1969)
Early Works Rani radovi Želimir Žilnik Yugoslavia
1970s
1970
(1970)
No awards given that year because of the controversy surrounding the participation in the main competition of director Michael Verhoeven's anti-war film o.k. that led to the resignation of the international jury before the festival ended. [9]
1971
(21st)
The Garden of the Finzi-Continis Il giardino dei Finzi Contini Vittorio De Sica West Germany, Italy
1972
(22nd)
The Canterbury Tales I racconti di Canterbury Pier Paolo Pasolini Italy
1973
(23rd)
Distant Thunder Ashani Sanket Satyajit Ray India
1974
(24th)
The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz Ted Kotcheff Canada
1975
(25th)
Adoption Örökbefogadás Márta Mészáros Hungary
1976
(26th)
Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson Robert Altman United States
1977
(27th)
The Ascent Восхождение Larisa Shepitko Soviet Union
1978
(28th)
Ascensor #Tomás MuñozSpain
Las truchas # José Luis García Sánchez Spain
What Max Said #Las palabras de Max Emilio Martínez-Lázaro Spain
1979
(29th)
David Peter Lilienthal West Germany
1980s
1980
(30th)
Heartland # Richard Pearce United States
Palermo or Wolfsburg #Palermo oder Wolfsburg Werner Schroeter West Germany
1981
(31st)
Deprisa, Deprisa Carlos Saura Spain
1982
(32nd)
Veronika Voss Die Sehnsucht der Veronika Voss Rainer Werner Fassbinder West Germany
1983
(33rd)
Ascendancy # Edward Bennett United Kingdom
La colmena # Mario Camus Spain
1984
(34th)
Love Streams John Cassavetes United States
1985
(35th)
Wetherby # David Hare United Kingdom
The Woman and the Stranger #Die Frau und der Fremde Rainer Simon East Germany
1986
(36th)
Stammheim Stammheim – Die Baader-Meinhof-Gruppe vor Gericht Reinhard Hauff West Germany
1987
(37th)
The Theme Teмa Gleb Panfilov Soviet Union
1988
(38th)
Red Sorghum 红高粱 Zhang Yimou China
1989
(39th)
Rain Man Barry Levinson United States
1990s
1990
(40th)
Larks on a String #Skřivánci na niti Jiří Menzel Czechoslovakia
Music Box # Costa-Gavras United States
1991
(41st)
The House of Smiles La casa del sorriso Marco Ferreri Italy
1992
(42nd)
Grand Canyon Lawrence Kasdan United States
1993
(43rd)
The Wedding Banquet #喜宴 Ang Lee Taiwan, United States
Woman Sesame Oil Maker #香魂女 Xie Fei China
1994
(44th)
In the Name of the Father Jim Sheridan United Kingdom, Ireland
1995
(45th)
The Bait L'appât Bertrand Tavernier France
1996
(46th)
Sense and Sensibility Ang Lee United States
1997
(47th)
The People vs. Larry Flynt Miloš Forman United States
1998
(48th)
Central Station Central do Brasil Walter Salles Brazil, France
1999
(49th)
The Thin Red Line Terrence Malick United States
2000s
2000
(50th)
Magnolia Paul Thomas Anderson United States
2001
(51st)
Intimacy Patrice Chéreau France
2002
(52nd)
Bloody Sunday # Paul Greengrass United Kingdom, Ireland
Spirited Away #千と千尋の神隠し Hayao Miyazaki Japan
2003
(53rd)
In This World Michael Winterbottom United Kingdom
2004
(54th)
Head-On Gegen die Wand Fatih Akin Germany
2005
(55th)
U-Carmen eKhayelitsha Mark Dornford-May South Africa
2006
(56th)
Grbavica Jasmila Žbanić Bosnia and Herzegovina
2007
(57th)
Tuya's Marriage 图雅的婚事 Wang Quan'an China
2008
(58th)
Elite Squad Tropa de Elite José Padilha Brazil
2009
(59th)
The Milk of Sorrow La teta asustada Claudia Llosa Spain, Peru
2010s
2010
(60th)
Honey Bal Semih Kaplanoğlu Turkey
2011
(61st)
A Separation جدایی نادر از سیمین Asghar Farhadi Iran
2012
(62nd)
Caesar Must Die Cesare deve morire Paolo and Vittorio Taviani Italy
2013
(63rd)
Child's Pose Poziția copilului Călin Peter Netzer Romania
2014
(64th)
Black Coal, Thin Ice 白日焰火 Diao Yinan China
2015
(65th)
Taxi تاکسی Jafar Panahi Iran
2016
(66th)
Fire at Sea Fuocoammare Gianfranco Rosi Italy
2017
(67th)
On Body and Soul Testről és lélekről Ildikó Enyedi Hungary
2018
(68th)
Touch Me Not Nu mă atinge-mă Adina Pintilie Romania
2019
(69th)
Synonyms Synonymes Nadav Lapid France, Israel
2020s
2020
(70th)
There Is No Evil شیطان وجود ندارد Mohammad Rasoulof Iran
2021
(71st)
Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn Babardeală cu bucluc sau porno balamuc Radu Jude Romania
2022
(72nd)
Alcarràs Carla Simón Spain, Italy
Notes
# Denotes ex-aequo win

Multiple winners

The following have won the award twice:

See also

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