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48th Berlin International Film Festival

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Opening film
The Boxer

Berlin, Germany

No. of films
351 films

Closing film
The Rainmaker


48th Berlin International Film Festival

Golden Bear (Central Station)

The 48th annual Berlin International Film Festival was held from February 11 to 22, 1998. The festival opened with the Irish film The Boxer by Jim Sheridan. Francis Ford Coppola's The Rainmaker was selected as the closing night film. The Golden Bear was awarded to Brazilian-French film Central Station directed by Walter Salles. The retrospective dedicated to Siodmak Bros., titled Siodmak Bros. Berlin – London – Paris – Hollywood was shown at the festival.



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

  • Ben Kingsley (Head of the Jury)
  • Senta Berger
  • Li Cheuk-to
  • Leslie Cheung
  • Héctor Olivera
  • Helmut Dietl
  • Brigitte Roüan
  • Annette Insdorf
  • Maya Turovskaya
  • Maurizio Nichetti
  • Michael Williams-Jones
  • Films in competition

    The following films were in competition for the Golden Bear and Silver Bear awards:


    The following prizes were awarded by the Jury:

  • Golden Bear: Central Station by Walter Salles
  • Silver Bear - Special Jury Prize: Wag the Dog by Barry Levinson
  • Silver Bear for Best Director: Neil Jordan for The Butcher Boy
  • Silver Bear for Best Actress: Fernanda Montenegro for Central Station
  • Silver Bear for Best Actor: Samuel L. Jackson for Jackie Brown
  • Silver Bear for an outstanding single achievement: Matt Damon for Good Will Hunting
  • Silver Bear for an outstanding artistic contribution: Alain Resnais for On connaît la chanson
  • Alfred Bauer Prize: Yue kuai le, yue duo luo
  • Honourable Mention:
  • Sławomir Idziak for I Want You
  • Isabella Rossellini for Left Luggage
  • Eamonn Owens for The Butcher Boy
  • Blue Angel Award: Left Luggage by Jeroen Krabbé
  • Honorary Golden Bear: Catherine Deneuve
  • Berlinale Camera:
  • Carmelo Romero
  • Curt Siodmak
  • FIPRESCI Award
  • Sada by Nobuhiko Obayashi
  • References

    48th Berlin International Film Festival Wikipedia