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49th Berlin International Film Festival

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Opening film  Aimée & Jaguar
Location  Berlin, Germany
No. of films  206 films
Closing film  Porgy and Bess
Founded  1951
49th Berlin International Film Festival
Awards  Golden Bear (The Thin Red Line)

The 49th annual Berlin International Film Festival was held from February 10 to 21, 1999. The festival opened with Aimée & Jaguar by Max Färberböck. The Golden Bear was awarded to Canadian-American film The Thin Red Line directed by Terrence Malick.


The retrospective dedicated to Austrian-American theatre and film director Otto Preminger was shown at the festival. 70 mm version of Preminger's 1959 musical film Porgy and Bess served as the closing night film.


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

  • Ángela Molina (Head of the Jury)
  • Ken Adam
  • Paulo Branco
  • Assi Dayan
  • Pierre-Henri Deleau
  • Katja von Garnier
  • Hellmuth Karasek
  • Jeroen Krabbé
  • Michelle Yeoh
  • 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: The Thin Red Line by Terrence Malick
  • Silver Bear - Special Jury Prize: Mifune by Søren Kragh-Jacobsen
  • Silver Bear for Best Director: Stephen Frears for The Hi-Lo Country
  • Silver Bear for Best Actress: Maria Schrader and Juliane Köhler for Aimée & Jaguar
  • Silver Bear for Best Actor: Michael Gwisdek for Nachtgestalten
  • Silver Bear for an outstanding single achievement: Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard for Shakespeare in Love
  • Silver Bear for an outstanding artistic contribution: David Cronenberg for eXistenZ
  • Honourable Mention:
  • Iben Hjejle for Mifune
  • Ça commence aujourd'hui
  • John Toll for The Thin Red Line
  • Alfred Bauer Prize: Karnaval by Thomas Vincent
  • Blue Angel Award: Güneşe Yolculuk by Yeşim Ustaoğlu
  • Honorary Golden Bear: Shirley MacLaine
  • Berlinale Camera:
  • Armen Medvedjev
  • Meryl Streep
  • Robert Rodriguez
  • FIPRESCI Award
  • Ça commence aujourd'hui by Bertrand Tavernier
  • References

    49th Berlin International Film Festival Wikipedia