Golden Bear

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Golden Bear (Goldener Bär)
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LocationBerlin
CountryGermany
Presented by Berlin International Film Festival
First awarded1951
Currently held by Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn (2021)
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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

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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 TitleDirectorCountry
1950s
1951 – West German Jury Vote
1951 Four in a Jeep (Drama)Die Vier im Jeep Leopold Lindtberg Flag of Switzerland.svg Switzerland
Without Leaving an Address (Comedies)...Sans laisser d'adresse Jean-Paul Le Chanois Flag of France.svg France
In Beaver Valley (Documentaries) James Algar Flag of the United States.svg United States
Justice Is Done (Thrillers and Adventures)Justice est faite André Cayatte Flag of France.svg France
Cinderella (Music Film) Wilfred Jackson Flag of the United States.svg United States
1952–1955 – Audience Vote
1952 One Summer of Happiness Hon dansade en sommar Arne Mattsson Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden
1953 The Wages of Fear Le salaire de la peur Henri-Georges Clouzot Flag of France.svg France
Flag of Italy.svg Italy
1954 Hobson's Choice David Lean Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom
1955 Die Ratten Robert Siodmak Flag of Germany.svg West Germany
1956–present – International Jury
1956 Invitation to the Dance Gene Kelly Flag of the United States.svg United States
1957 12 Angry Men Sidney Lumet
1958 Wild Strawberries Smultronstället Ingmar Bergman Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden
1959 Les Cousins Claude Chabrol Flag of France.svg France
1960s
1960 El Lazarillo de Tormes César Fernández Ardavín Flag of Spain (1945-1977).svg Spain
Flag of Italy.svg Italy
1961 La Notte Michelangelo Antonioni Flag of Italy.svg Italy
Flag of France.svg France
1962 A Kind of Loving John Schlesinger Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom
1963 To Bed or Not to Bed (ex aequo)Il diavolo Gian Luigi Polidoro Flag of Italy.svg Italy
Bushido: The Cruel Code of the Samurai (ex aequo)Bushidō zankoku monogatari (武士道残酷物語) Tadashi Imai Flag of Japan.svg Japan
1964 Dry Summer Susuz yaz Metin Erksan Flag of Turkey.svg Turkey
1965 Alphaville Alphaville, une étrange aventure de Lemmy Caution Jean-Luc Godard Flag of France.svg France
1966 Cul-de-Sac Roman Polanski Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom
1967 The Departure Le départ Jerzy Skolimowski Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium
1968 Who Saw Him Die? Ole dole doff Jan Troell Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden
1969 Early Works Rani radovi Želimir Žilnik Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg SFR Yugoslavia
1970s
1970 No award this 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 The Garden of the Finzi-Continis Il giardino dei Finzi Contini Vittorio De Sica Flag of Italy.svg Italy
1972 The Canterbury Tales I racconti di Canterbury Pier Paolo Pasolini
1973 Distant Thunder Ashani Sanket Satyajit Ray Flag of India.svg India
1974 The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz Ted Kotcheff Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Canada
1975 Adoption Örökbefogadás Márta Mészáros Flag of Hungary.svg Hungary
1976 Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson Robert Altman Flag of the United States.svg United States
1977 The Ascent Voskhozhdeniye (Восхождение) Larisa Shepitko Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Soviet Union
1978 Las truchas (ex aequo) José Luis García Sánchez Flag of Spain (1977-1981).svg Spain
What Max Said (ex aequo)Las palabras de Max Emilio Martínez-Lázaro
Ascensor (ex aequo) Tomás Muñoz
1979 David Peter Lilienthal Flag of Germany.svg West Germany
1980s
1980 Heartland (ex aequo) Richard Pearce Flag of the United States.svg United States
Palermo or Wolfsburg (ex aequo)Palermo oder Wolfsburg Werner Schroeter Flag of Germany.svg West Germany
1981 Deprisa, deprisa Carlos Saura Flag of Spain (1977-1981).svg Spain
1982 Veronika Voss Die Sehnsucht der Veronika Voss Rainer Werner Fassbinder Flag of Germany.svg West Germany
1983 Ascendancy (ex aequo) Edward Bennett Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom
La colmena (ex aequo) Mario Camus Flag of Spain.svg Spain
1984 Love Streams John Cassavetes Flag of the United States.svg United States
1985 The Woman and the Stranger (ex aequo)Die Frau und der Fremde Rainer Simon Flag of East Germany.svg East Germany
Wetherby (ex aequo) David Hare Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom
1986 Stammheim Stammheim – Die Baader-Meinhof-Gruppe vor Gericht Reinhard Hauff Flag of Germany.svg West Germany
1987 The Theme Tema (Teмa) Gleb Panfilov Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Soviet Union
1988 Red Sorghum Hong gao liang (红高粱) Zhang Yimou Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China
1989 Rain Man Barry Levinson Flag of the United States.svg United States
1990s
1990 Music Box (ex aequo) Costa-Gavras Flag of the United States.svg United States
Larks on a String (ex aequo)Skřivánci na niti Jiří Menzel Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czechoslovakia
1991 The House of Smiles La casa del sorriso Marco Ferreri Flag of Italy.svg Italy
1992 Grand Canyon Lawrence Kasdan Flag of the United States.svg United States
1993 Woman Sesame Oil Maker (ex aequo)Xiāng hún nǚ (香魂女) Xie Fei Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China
The Wedding Banquet (ex aequo)Xi yan (喜宴) Ang Lee Flag of the Republic of China.svg Taiwan
Flag of the United States.svg United States
1994 In the Name of the Father Jim Sheridan Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom
1995 The Bait L'appât Bertrand Tavernier Flag of France.svg France
1996 Sense and Sensibility Ang Lee Flag of the United States.svg United States
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom
1997 The People vs. Larry Flynt Miloš Forman Flag of the United States.svg United States
1998 Central Station Central do Brasil Walter Salles Flag of Brazil.svg Brazil
1999 The Thin Red Line Terrence Malick Flag of the United States.svg United States
2000s
2000 Magnolia Paul Thomas Anderson Flag of the United States.svg United States
2001 Intimacy Patrice Chéreau Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom
Flag of France.svg France
2002 Spirited Away (ex aequo)Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi (千と千尋の神隠し) Hayao Miyazaki Flag of Japan.svg Japan
Bloody Sunday (ex aequo) Paul Greengrass Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom
Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland
2003 In This World Michael Winterbottom Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom
2004 Head-On Gegen die Wand Fatih Akin Flag of Germany.svg Germany
Flag of Turkey.svg Turkey
2005 U-Carmen eKhayelitsha Mark Dornford-May Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa
2006 Grbavica Jasmila Žbanić Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg Bosnia and Herzegovina
2007 Tuya's Marriage Túyǎ de hūnshì (图雅的婚事) Wang Quan'an Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China
2008 Elite Squad Tropa de Elite José Padilha Flag of Brazil.svg Brazil
2009 The Milk of Sorrow La teta asustada Claudia Llosa Flag of Peru.svg Peru
2010s
2010 Honey Bal Semih Kaplanoğlu Flag of Turkey.svg Turkey
2011 A Separation Jodaí-e Nadér az Simín (جدایی نادر از سیمین) Asghar Farhadi Flag of Iran.svg Iran
2012 Caesar Must Die Cesare deve morire Paolo and Vittorio Taviani Flag of Italy.svg Italy
2013 Child's Pose Poziția copilului Călin Peter Netzer Flag of Romania.svg Romania
2014 Black Coal, Thin Ice Bai ri yan huo (白日焰火) Diao Yinan Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China
2015 Taxi Taxi (تاکسی) Jafar Panahi Flag of Iran.svg Iran
2016 Fire at Sea Fuocoammare Gianfranco Rosi Flag of Italy.svg Italy
2017 On Body and Soul Testről és lélekről Ildikó Enyedi Flag of Hungary.svg Hungary
2018 Touch Me Not Nu mă atinge-mă Adina Pintilie Flag of Romania.svg Romania
2019 Synonyms Synonymes Nadav Lapid Flag of Israel.svg Israel
2020s
2020 There Is No Evil Sheytan vojud nadarad (شیطان وجود ندارد) Mohammad Rasoulof Flag of Iran.svg Iran
2021 Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn Babardeală cu bucluc sau porno balamuc Radu Jude Flag of Romania.svg Romania

Multiple winners

By country

Golden Bear – Honorary Award

The Honorary Golden Bear (German : Goldener Ehrenbär) is the Berlin International Film Festival's honorary award for lifetime achievement by important figures in the world of film. [10]

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A Golden Bear statue
YearWinner(s)
1982 James Stewart
1988 Alec Guinness
1989 Dustin Hoffman
1990 Oliver Stone
1993 Gregory Peck and Billy Wilder
1994 Sophia Loren
1995 Alain Delon
1996 Elia Kazan and Jack Lemmon
1997 Kim Novak
1998 Catherine Deneuve
1999 Shirley MacLaine
2000 Jeanne Moreau
2001 Kirk Douglas
2002 Robert Altman and Claudia Cardinale
2003 Anouk Aimée
2004 Fernando Solanas
2005 Im Kwon-taek and Fernando Fernán Gómez
2006 Andrzej Wajda and Ian McKellen
2007 Arthur Penn
2008 Francesco Rosi
2009 Maurice Jarre
2010 Wolfgang Kohlhaase and Hanna Schygulla
2011 Armin Mueller-Stahl
2012 Meryl Streep
2013 Claude Lanzmann [11]
2014 Ken Loach [12]
2015 Wim Wenders [13]
2016 Michael Ballhaus [14]
2017 Milena Canonero
2018 Willem Dafoe
2019 Charlotte Rampling
2020 Helen Mirren [15]

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