38th Berlin International Film Festival

38th Berlin International Film Festival

Festival poster
Opening film Linie 1
Location Berlin, Germany
Founded 1951
Awards Golden Bear (Red Sorghum)
Number of films 447 films[1]
Festival date February 12 23, 1988
Website http://www.berlinale.de

The 38th annual Berlin International Film Festival was held from February 12 to 23, 1988.[2] The festival opened with musical film Linie 1 by Reinhard Hauff.[2] The Golden Bear was awarded to the Chinese film Red Sorghum directed by Zhang Yimou.[3]

The retrospective dedicated to dedicated to colour films titled The History of Colour Film was shown at the festival.[4] Originally German actor Gert Fröbe was selected as Jury President but later he had to decline due to illness, after which Moritz de Hadeln appointed the Italian film critic Guglielmo Biraghi as the Jury President.[2]


The following people were announced as being on the jury for the festival:[5]

Films in competition

The following films were in competition for the Golden Bear and Silver Bear awards:[1]

English title Original title Director(s) Country
Hunting Time Av Zamanı Erden Kıral Turkey
Broadcast News Broadcast News James L. Brooks USA
Verónico Cruz La deuda interna Miguel Pereira Argentina, United Kingdom
Bear Ye One Another's Burden Einer trage des anderen Last Lothar Warneke Germany
Ground Zero Ground Zero Bruce Myles, Michael Pattinson Australia
The Felons Hudodelci Franci Slak Yugoslavia
Jarrapellejos Antonio Giménez-Rico Spain
Commissar Komissar Aleksandr Askoldov Soviet Union
Kung-Fu Master Agnès Varda France
Life Classes Life Classes William D. MacGillivray Canada
The Mother of Kings Matka Królów Janusz Zaorski Poland
Moonstruck Moonstruck Norman Jewison USA
Phera Buddhadeb Dasgupta India
The Possessed Les possédés Andrzej Wajda France
Red Sorghum Zhang Yimou China
Theophilos Lakis Papastathis Greece
Walker Walker Alex Cox USA, Mexico, Spain
Wohin? Herbert Achternbusch Germany
Yasemin Yasemin Hark Bohm Germany


Winner of the main award for best film in its section
The opening and closing films are screened during the opening and closing ceremonies respectively.


1988 Retrospective poster, dedicated to Color Films[6]

The following films were shown in the retrospective:[7]

English title Original title Director(s) Country
A Color Box A Color Box Len Lye United Kingdom
Late Autumn Akibiyori Yasujirō Ozu Japan
A Matter Of Life And Death A Matter of Life and Death Emeric Pressburger, Michael Powell United Kingdom
Anticipation Of The Night Anticipation Of The Night Stan Brakhage USA
A Star Is Born A Star Is Born William A. Wellman USA
Barry Lyndon Barry Lyndon Stanley Kubrick United Kingdom
Black Narcissus Black Narcissus Emeric Pressburger, Michael Powell United Kingdom
Blood And Sand Blood and Sand Rouben Mamoulian USA
Brigadoon Brigadoon Vincente Minelli USA
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari Das Cabinett des Dr.Caligari Robert Wiene Germany
The Story of Little Mook: Tales from Europe Die Geschichte vom kleinen Muck Wolfgang Staudte Germany
Doctor X Doctor X Michael Curtiz USA
Duel In The Sun Duel in the Sun King Vidor USA
For Whom the Bell Tolls For Whom the Bell Tolls Sam Wood USA
Gold Diggers of Broadway Gold Diggers of Broadway Roy Del Ruth USA
Gone To Earth Gone to Earth Emeric Pressburger, Michael Powell, Rouben Mamoulian United Kingdom
Große Freiheit Nr. 7 Helmut Käutner Germany
Gypsy Sweetheart Gypsy Sweetheart Ralph Staub USA
House Of Usher House of Usher Roger Corman USA
Gate of Hell Jigoku-Mon Teinosuke Kinugasa Japan
Johnny Guitar Johnny Guitar Nicholas Ray USA
Carmen Comes Home Karumen kokyo ni kaeru Keisuke Kinoshita Japan
King of Jazz King Of Jazz John Murray Anderson USA
The Phantom Carriage Körkarlen Victor Sjöström Sweden
La cucaracha Lloyd Corrigan USA
The Tree of Wooden Clogs L'albero d'egli zoccoli Ermanno Olmi Italy
The Red Balloon Le ballon rouge Albert Lamorisse France
The Inhuman Woman L'Inhumaine Marcel L'Herbier France
Lola Lola Rainer Werner Fassbinder Germany
Made in U.S.A. Made in U.S.A. Jean-Luc Godard France
Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress Memphis Belle William Wyler USA
Moby Dick Moby Dick John Huston USA
Moulin Rouge Moulin Rouge John Huston United Kingdom
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen Münchhausen Josef von Báky Germany
One From The Heart One From The Heart Francis Ford Coppola USA
On Parade On Parade George Pal United Kingdom
The Great Sacrifice Opfergang Veit Harlan Germany
The Passenger Professione: reporter Michelangelo Antonioni Italy, France
Ramona Ramona Henry King USA
Senso Luchino Visconti Italy
Serene Velocity Serene Velocity Ernie Gehr USA
She Wore A Yellow Ribbon She Wore A Yellow Ribbon John Ford USA
Sons of Liberty Sons of Liberty Michael Curtiz USA
The Adventures Of Robin Hood The Adventures of Robin Hood Michael Curtiz USA
The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Norman Taurog USA
The Band Concert The Band Concert Wilfred Jackson USA
The Belle of New York 'The Belle of New York Charles Walters USA
Mystery of the Wax Museum Mystery of the Wax Museum Michael Curtiz USA
The Quiet Man The Quiet Man John Ford USA
The Red Shoes The Red Shoes Emeric Pressburger, Michael Powell United Kingdom
The River Le Fleuve Jean Renoir United Kingdom
The Sword of Monte Cristo The Count of Monte Cristo Maurice Geraghty USA
The Toll of the Sea The Toll Of The Sea Chester M. Franklin USA
The Trail Of The Lonesome Pine The Trail of the Lonesome Pine Henry Hathaway USA
'The Trouble with Harry The Trouble with Harry Alfred Hitchcock USA
The Viking The Viking Roy William Neill USA
Three Little Pigs Three Little Pigs Burt Gillett USA
Way Down East Way Down East David Wark Griffith USA
Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? Frank Tashlin USA


Zhang Yimou, winner of the Golden Bear at the event.

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


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  2. 1 2 3 "38th Berlin International Film Festival". berlinale.de. Retrieved 4 March 2011.
  3. 1 2 "PRIZES & HONOURS 1988". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 1 January 2014. Retrieved 9 June 2014.
  4. "RETROSPECTIVE". Retrieved 5 August 2014.
  5. "JURIES 1988". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 23 October 2013. Retrieved 9 June 2014.
  6. "RETROSPECTIVE". Retrieved 5 August 2014.
  7. "RETROSPECTIVE 1988". Retrieved 5 August 2014.

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