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56th Berlin International Film Festival

56th Berlin International Film Festival
Festival poster
Opening film Snow Cake
Closing film Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid
Location Berlin, Germany
Founded 1951
Awards Golden Bear (Grbavica: The Land of My Dreams)
Number of films 360 films[1]
Festival date 9–19 February 2006
Website

The 56th Berlin International Film Festival was held from 9 to 19 February 2006.[2] The festival opened with Snow Cake by Marc Evans.[3] Digitally restored version of Sam Peckinpah's 1972 film Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid served as the closing film.[4] British actress Charlotte Rampling was selected as the head of the jury.[5] The Golden Bear was awarded to Grbavica: The Land of My Dreams directed by Jasmila Žbanić.[6]

The retrospective was dedicated to the film actresses of 1950s, titled Dream Girls. Film Stars in the 1950s was shown at the festival.[7] More than 186,000 tickets were sold at the festival with visitors from 120 countries, including 3,800 journalists, attended the festival.[8]

Jury

Charlotte Rampling, Jury President

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

In competition

The following films were in competition for the Golden Bear and Silver Bear awards:[1]
English title Original title Director(s) Country
A Prairie Home Companion A Prairie Home Companion Robert Altman USA
Candy Candy Neil Armfield Australia
The Free Will Der freie Wille Matthias Glasner Germany
The Minder El custodio Rodrigo Moreno Argentina, France, Germany
Atomised Elementarteilchen Oskar Roehler Germany
A Soap En Soap Pernille Fischer Christensen Denmark, Sweden
Find Me Guilty Find Me Guilty Sidney Lumet USA
Grbavica: The Land of My Dreams Grbavica Jasmila Zbanic Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany
Invisible Waves คำพิพากษาของมหาสมุทร Pen-Ek Ratanaruang Netherlands, Thailand, Hong Kong
Isabella 伊莎貝拉 Pang Ho-cheung Hong Kong, China
Comedy of Power L'ivresse du pouvoir Claude Chabrol France, Germany
Offside آفساید Jafar Panahi Iran
Requiem Requim Hans-Christian Schmid UK
Romanzo Criminale Michele Placido Italy, UK, France
Longing Sehnsucht Valeska Grisebach Germany
Slumming Slumming Michael Glawogger Austria, Switzerland
Snow Cake Snow Cake Marc Evans UK, Canada
The Road to Guantanamo The Road to Guantanamo Michael Winterbottom, Mat Whitecross UK
It's Winter Zemestan Rafi Pitts Iran

Key

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

Jasmila Žbanić, winner of the Golden Bear at the festival

The following prizes were awarded by the Jury:[6][10]

References

  1. ^ a b "PROGRAMME 2006". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 10 June 2014. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "56TH BERLIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FEBRUARY 9 - 19, 2006". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 10 June 2014. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "Arts, Briefly". Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "BERLINALE FINALE: PAT GARRETT & BILLY THE KID: SPECIAL EDITION". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 10 June 2014. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  5. ^ "Charlotte Rampling to be jury president at Berlinale 2006". Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "PRIZES & HONOURS 2006". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 10 June 2014. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  7. ^ "RETROSPECTIVE". Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  8. ^ "THE 56TH BERLIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL COMES TO A SUCCESSFUL CLOSE". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 10 June 2014. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  9. ^ "JURIES 2006". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 10 June 2014. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  10. ^ "Awards and Announcements". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 10 June 2014. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 

External links

  • 56th Berlin International Film Festival 2006
  • 56th Berlin International Film Festival at the IMDB
  • Official website of program
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