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9th Berlin International Film Festival

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9th Berlin International Film Festival
Festival poster
LocationWest Berlin, Germany
AwardsGolden Bear (Les Cousins)
Festival date26 June – 7 July 1959
Berlin International Film Festival chronology

The 9th annual Berlin International Film Festival was held from 26 June – 7 July 1959.[1] The festival welcomed the cinematic movement known as the New Wave and screened the work of directors such as Jean-Luc Godard, Agnès Varda and François Truffaut.[2] The Golden Bear was awarded to the French film Les Cousins directed by Claude Chabrol.[3]


The following people were announced as being on the jury for the festival:[4]

International feature film jury

  • Robert Aldrich, director (United States) - Jury President
  • Johan Jacobsen, director, screenwriter and producer (Denmark)
  • Charles Ford, writer and filmmaker (France)
  • John Bryan, production designer (United Kingdom)
  • Ignazio Tranquilli, writer and playwright (Italy)
  • Shigeo Miyata, painter and physician (Japan)
  • Wali Eddine Sameh, director (United Arab Emirates)
  • O. E. Hasse, actor (West Germany)
  • Gerhard Prager, writer and producer (West Germany)
  • Fritz Podehl, producer (West Germany)
  • Walther Schmieding, journalist (West Germany)

International documentary and short jury

  • Curt Oertel, director and director of photography (West Germany) - Jury President
  • M.D. Bath (India)
  • Hans Cürlis, director (West Germany)
  • Paul Davay, film critic (Belgium)
  • Odd Hølaas, journalist and writer (Norway)
  • Katina Paxinou, actress (Greece)
  • Alfonso Sánchez Martínez, journalist and film critic (Spain)

Films in competition

The following films were in competition for the Golden Bear award:[5]

Feature film
English title Original title Director(s) Country
Archimède le clochard Gilles Grangier France
Ask Any Girl Charles Walters USA
Astero Αστέρω Astero Dinos Dimopoulos Greece
The Rest Is Silence Der Rest ist Schweigen Helmut Käutner West Germany
Ten Ready Rifles Diez fusiles esperan José Luis Sáenz de Heredia Spain, Italy
The Village on the River Dorp aan de rivier Fons Rademakers Netherlands
Beyond All Limits Flor de mayo Roberto Gavaldón Mexico
Naked Sun 裸 の 貸与 Hadaka no taiyō Miyoji Ieki Japan
Hassan and Nayima حسن ونعيمة Hassan wa Nayima Henry Barakat Egypt
The Master and His Servants Herren og hans tjenere Arne Skouen Norway
Home Is the Hero Fielder Cook Ireland
The Bell Tower: Missing Another Dawn 종각 Jonggak Ju-nam Yang South Korea
The Hidden Fortress 隠し砦の三悪人 Kakushi toride no san akunin Akira Kurosawa Japan
The Phantom Carriage Körkarlen Arne Mattsson Sweden
La caída Leopoldo Torre Nilsson Argentina
Les Cousins Claude Chabrol France
Wolves of the Deep Lupi nell'abisso Silvio Amadio Italy
Three Loves in Rio Meus Amores no Rio Carlos Hugo Christensen Brazil, Argentina
Panoptikum 59 Walter Kolm-Veltée Austria
The Poet and the Little Mother Poeten og Lillemor Erik Balling Denmark
The Holy Island সাগর সঙ্গমে বাংলা ছবি Sagar Sangamey Debaki Bose India
Sven Tuuva the Hero Sven Tuuva Edvin Laine Finland
Broken Spell سیامک یاسمی Telesme schekasté Siamak Yasemi Iran
That Kind of Woman Sidney Lumet USA
Four Desperate Men The Siege of Pinchgut Harry Watt United Kingdom
Tiger Bay J. Lee Thompson United Kingdom
The Defeated Victor Un uomo facile Paolo Heusch Italy
And That on Monday Morning Und das am Montagmorgen Luigi Comencini West Germany
Documentary and short film
English title Original title Director(s) Country
Anneaux d'or René Vautier Tunisia, France
White Wilderness James Algar USA
I ditteri Alberto Ancilotto Italy
Stars at Noon Les Étoiles de midi Jacques Ertaud and Marcel Ichac France
Gloria della Marciana Emilio Marsili Italy
Horse on Holiday Hest på sommerferie Astrid Henning-Jensen Denmark, United Kingdom
Das Knalleidoskop Herbert Hunger West Germany
Paradise and Fire Oven Paradies und Feuerofen Herbert Viktor West Germany
Power Among Men Alexander Hammid, Gian Luigi Polidoro and V. R. Sarma United Kingdom
Praise the Sea Prijs de zee Herman van der Horst Netherlands
Radha and Krishna राधा और कृष्ण Radha and Krishna J. S. Bhownagary India
Tierra mágica Massimo Dallamano and Vittorio Valentini Venezuela


Winner of the main award for best film in its section


The following prizes were awarded by the Jury:[3]

International jury awards

Documentaries and short films jury awards

Independent jury awards


  1. ^ "9th Berlin International Film Festival". Retrieved 5 January 2010.
  2. ^ "Berlinale beginnings". 8 February 2012. Retrieved 13 June 2014.
  3. ^ a b "PRIZES & HONOURS 1959". Archived from the original on 1 May 2014. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
  4. ^ "JURIES 1959". Archived from the original on 23 October 2013. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
  5. ^ "PROGRAMME 1959". Archived from the original on 9 November 2013. Retrieved 7 June 2014.

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