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9th Berlin International Film Festival

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Location  Berlin, Germany
Festival date  26 June – 7 July 1959
Founded  1951
Website  Website
9th Berlin International Film Festival

Awards  Golden Bear (Les Cousins)

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



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

  • Robert Aldrich (Head of Jury)
  • Johan Jacobsen
  • Charles Ford
  • John Bryan
  • Ignazio Tranquilli
  • Shigueo Miyata
  • Wali Eddine Sameh
  • O. E. Hasse
  • Gerhard Prager
  • Fritz Podehl
  • Walther Schmieding
  • Films in competition

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


    The following prizes were awarded by the Jury:

  • Golden Bear: Les Cousins by Claude Chabrol
  • Silver Bear for Best Director: Akira Kurosawa for Kakushi-toride no san-akunin
  • Silver Bear for Best Actress: Shirley MacLaine for Ask Any Girl
  • Silver Bear for Best Actor: Jean Gabin for Archimède le clochard
  • Silver Bear Extraordinary Prize of the Jury: Hayley Mills for Tiger Bay
  • FIPRESCI Award
  • The Hidden Fortress by Akira Kurosawa
  • OCIC Award
  • Paradies und Feuerofen by Victor Herbert
  • Youth Film Award
  • Best Short Film Suitable for Young People: Anneaux d'or by René Vautier
  • Best Documentary Film Suitable for Young People: Paradise and Fire Oven by Herbert Viktor
  • Best Feature Film Suitable for Young People: Naked Sun by Miyoji Ieki
  • References

    9th Berlin International Film Festival Wikipedia