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40th Berlin International Film Festival

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40th Berlin International Film Festival
40th Berlin International Film Festival poster.jpg
Festival poster
Opening filmSteel Magnolias
LocationWest Berlin, Germany
AwardsGolden Bear (Music Box and Skřivánci na niti)
No. of films467 films[1]
Festival date9 – 20 February 1990

The 40th annual Berlin International Film Festival was held from 9 to 20 February 1990.[2] The festival opened with Steel Magnolias by Herbert Ross, which was shown out of competition.[3] The Golden Bear was awarded ex aequo to the American film Music Box directed by Costa-Gavras and Czechoslovak film Skřivánci na niti directed by Jiří Menzel.[4] The retrospective of this edition included two programs: The Year 1945, dedicated to international productions released in 1945, and 40 Years Berlinale, dedicated to some of the most significant films presented during the past editions of the festival.


Michael Ballhaus, Co-Jury President
Michael Ballhaus, Co-Jury President

The following people were announced as being on the jury for the festival:[5]

Films in competition

The following films were in competition for the Golden Bear:[1]

English title Original title Director(s) Country
Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! ¡Átame! Pedro Almodóvar Spain
Angels Los ángeles Jacob Berger Spain, France, Switzerland, Belgium
The Asthenic Syndrome Astenicheskiy sindrom Kira Muratova Soviet Union
Black Snow Xie Fei China
Born on the Fourth of July Born on the Fourth of July Oliver Stone USA
Coming Out Heiner Carow East Germany
Driving Miss Daisy Driving Miss Daisy Bruce Beresford USA
Shadow Makers Shadow Makers Roland Joffé USA
Sentenced to Death A halálraítélt János Zsombolyai Hungary
The Handmaid's Tale The Handmaid's Tale Volker Schlöndorff USA, West Germany
Herzlich willkommen Hark Bohm West Germany
The Guard Karaul Aleksandr Rogozhkin Soviet Union
The Paper Wedding Les noces de papier Michel Brault Canada
Music Box Music Box Costa-Gavras USA
The Nasty Girl Das schreckliche Mädchen Michael Verhoeven West Germany
The Secret Il segreto Francesco Maselli Italy
Silent Scream Silent Scream David Hayman United Kingdom
Larks on a String Skřivánci na niti Jiří Menzel Czechoslovakia
The Winter War Talvisota Pekka Parikka Finland
A Woman's Revenge La vengeance d'une femme Jacques Doillon France
The War of the Roses The War of the Roses Danny DeVito USA

Out of competition


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.


The following films were shown in the retrospective titled "The Year 1945":[6]

English title Original title Director(s) Country
A Defeated People Humphrey Jennings United Kingdom
A Diary for Timothy Humphrey Jennings United Kingdom
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Elia Kazan USA
Fall of Berlin – 1945 Берлин Berlin Yuli Raizman Soviet Union
Images from German cities Bilder aus deutschen Städten (unknown) Germany
Brief Encounter David Lean United Kingdom
Tragic Hunt Caccia tragica Giuseppe De Santis Italy
Girl No. 217 Человек № 217 Chelovek No. 217 Mikhail Romm Soviet Union
The German newsreel of 1945 Die Deutsche Wochenschau aus dem Jahr 1945 Josef von Báky Germany
Night of the Twelve Die Nacht der Zwölf Hans Schweikart Germany
Death Mills Die Todesmühlen Hanuš Burger Germany
Fahrt ins Glück Erich Engel Germany
Fallen Angel Otto Preminger USA
Germany, Year Zero Germania anno zero Roberto Rossellini Italy
Days of Glory Giorni di gloria Luchino Visconti, Giuseppe De Santis and Marcello Pagliero Italy
Great Freedom No. 7 Große Freiheit Nr. 7 Helmut Käutner Germany
Children of the Beehive 蜂の巣の子供たち Hachi no su no kodomotachi Hiroshi Shimizu Japan
Henry V Laurence Olivier United Kingdom
Here Is Germany Frank Capra USA
Hitler Lives Don Siegel USA
Hollywood Victory Caravan William D. Russell USA
Hunger Honger Rudi Hornecker Netherlands
Hotel Berlin Peter Godfrey USA
The Bandit Il bandito Alberto Lattuada Italy
Ivan the Terrible Иван Грозный Ivan Grozniy Sergei Eisenstein Soviet Union
Victory of Women 女性の勝利 Josei no shōri Kenji Mizoguchi Japan
Kolberg Kolberg Veit Harlan Germany
The Battle of the Rails La Bataille du rail René Clément France
Lapin tuho Brita Wrede Finland
Le 6 juin à l'aube Jean Grémillon France
Reunion Le Retour Henri Cartier-Bresson France
The Ladies of the Bois de Boulogne Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne Robert Bresson France
Children of Paradise Les Enfants du Paradis Marcel Carné France
The Damned Les Maudits René Clément France
Let There Be Light John Huston USA
Mathilde Möhring Mathilde Möhring Rolf Hansen Germany
The Famous Sword Bijomaru 名刀美女丸 Meitō Bijomaru Kenji Mizoguchi Japan
Mildred Pierce Michael Curtiz USA
Ninotchka Ernst Lubitsch USA
Objective, Burma! Raoul Walsh USA
Rome, Open City Roma città aperta Roberto Rossellini Italy
San Francisco Willard Van Dyke USA
Scarlet Street Fritz Lang USA
The Battle of San Pietro John Huston USA
The House on 92nd Street Henry Hathaway USA
Die letzte Chance Die letzte Chance Leopold Lindtberg Switzerland
The Lost Weekend Billy Wilder USA
The Story of G.I. Joe William A. Wellman USA
The Stranger Orson Welles USA
The True Glory Garson Kanin and Carol Reed United Kingdom, USA
They Were Expendable John Ford USA
Lowlands Tiefland Leni Riefenstahl West Germany
The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail 虎の尾を踏む男達 Tora no O o Fumu Otokotachi Akira Kurosawa Japan
Hymn of the Nations Alexander Hammid USA
To the Shores of Iwo Jima (unknown) USA
Two People Tva människor Carl Theodor Dreyer Sweden
Two Down and One to Go Frank Capra USA
Under the Bridges Unter den Brücken Helmut Käutner Germany
Somewhere in Europe Valahol Európában Géza von Radványi Hungary
Via Mala Via Mala Josef von Báky Germany
Encounter at the Elbe Встреча на Эльбе Vstrecha na Elbe Grigori Aleksandrov and Aleksey Utkin Soviet Union
War Comes to America Frank Capra and Anatole Litvak USA
The Annihilation of Berlin Zaglada Berlina Jerzy Bossak Poland


Costa-Gavras, co-winner of the Golden Bear at the event
Costa-Gavras, co-winner of the Golden Bear at the event
Jiří Menzel, co-winner of the Golden Bear at the event
Jiří Menzel, co-winner of the Golden Bear at the event

The following prizes were awarded by the Jury:[4]


  1. ^ a b "PROGRAMME 1990". Archived from the original on 9 November 2013. Retrieved 9 June 2014.
  2. ^ "40th Berlin International Film Festival". Retrieved 13 March 2011.
  3. ^ "Berlin International Film Festival Plays Both Sides Of Wall With". chicagotribune. Retrieved 9 June 2014.
  4. ^ a b "PRIZES & HONOURS 1990". Archived from the original on 15 October 2013. Retrieved 9 June 2014.
  5. ^ "JURIES 1990". Archived from the original on 23 October 2013. Retrieved 9 June 2014.
  6. ^ "RETROSPECTIVE 1989". Retrieved 10 June 2020.

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