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51st Berlin International Film Festival

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Opening film  Enemy at the Gates
Location  Berlin, Germany
Awards  Golden Bear (Intimacy)
Closing film  2001: A Space Odyssey
Founded  1951
No. of films  304 films
51st Berlin International Film Festival

The 51st annual Berlin International Film Festival was held from February 7 to 18, 2001. The festival opened with war-drama film Enemy at the Gates by Jean-Jacques Annaud. 70 mm restored version of Stanley Kubrick's 1968 Sci-fi film 2001: A Space Odyssey was the closing film of the festival. The Golden Bear was awarded to French-British film Intimacy directed by Patrice Chéreau.


The retrospective dedicated to German-Austrian filmmaker, screenwriter Fritz Lang was shown at the festival.


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

  • Bill Mechanic (Head of the Jury)
  • Jacqueline Bisset
  • Diego Galán
  • Kyoko Hirano
  • Fatih Akın
  • Dario Argento
  • Xie Fei
  • Hector Babenco
  • Dominique Blanc
  • In competition

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


    The following films were shown in the retrospective:


    The following prizes were awarded by the Jury:

  • Golden Bear: Intimacy by Patrice Chéreau
  • Silver Bear - Special Jury Prize: Beijing Bicycle by Wang Xiaoshuai
  • Silver Bear for Best Director: Lin Cheng-sheng for Betelnut Beauty
  • Silver Bear for Best Actress: Kerry Fox for Intimacy
  • Silver Bear for Best Actor: Benicio del Toro for Traffic
  • Silver Bear for an outstanding artistic contribution: Raúl Pérez Cubero for You're the One
  • Jury Prize: Lone Scherfig for Italian for Beginners
  • Alfred Bauer Prize: La Ciénaga by Lucrecia Martel
  • Blue Angel Award: Intimacy by Patrice Chéreau
  • Honorary Golden Bear: Kirk Douglas
  • Berlinale Camera: Kei Kumai
  • FIPRESCI Award
  • Italian for Beginners by Lone Scherfig
  • References

    51st Berlin International Film Festival Wikipedia

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