36th Berlin International Film Festival

36th Berlin International Film Festival
Festival poster
Opening filmGinger and Fred
LocationWest Berlin, Germany
AwardsGolden Bear (Stammheim)
No. of films313 films
Festival date14–25 February 1986
Berlin International Film Festival chronology

The 36th annual Berlin International Film Festival was held 14–25 February 1986. The festival opened with Ginger and Fred by Federico Fellini, which played out of competition at the festival. The Golden Bear was awarded to West German film Stammheim directed by Reinhard Hauff. The retrospective was in honour of German actress and film producer Henny Porten and the homage was dedicated to American film director Fred Zinnemann. Claude Lanzmann's 9 hour long documentary film Shoah about The Holocaust was screened at the Young Filmmakers Forum (renamed the International Forum of New Cinema in 1987).


Gina Lollobrigida, Jury President

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

Films in competition

The following films were in competition for the Golden Bear:

English title Original title Director(s) Country
Love Me! Älska mej Kay Pollak Sweden
Anne Trister Anne Trister Léa Pool Canada
At Close Range At Close Range James Foley USA
Dawn L'Aube Miklós Jancsó France, Israel
The Berlin Affair Interno Berlinese Liliana Cavani Italy, West Germany
Caravaggio Caravaggio Derek Jarman United Kingdom
Camorra Un complicato intrigo di donne, vicoli e delitti Lina Wertmüller Italy
My First Two Hundred Years Első kétszáz évem Gyula Maár Hungary
Flight North Flucht in den Norden Ingemo Engström [de] West Germany, Finland
Gilsoddeum Im Kwon-taek South Korea
The House on the River Das Haus am Fluß Roland Gräf East Germany
Heidenlöcher Wolfram Paulus Austria, West Germany
The Smile of the Lamb Hiuch HaGdi Shimon Dotan Israel
Hour of the Star A Hora da Estrela Suzana Amaral Brazil
Mania Mania Giorgos Panousopoulos Greece
The Mass Is Ended La messa è finita Nanni Moretti Italy
My Brother-in-law Killed My Sister Mon beau-frère a tué ma sœur Jacques Rouffio France
Pas în doi Dan Pița Romania
The Journey of a Young Composer Akhalgazrda kompozitoris mogzauroba Georgiy Shengelaya Soviet Union
Red Kiss Rouge Baiser Véra Belmont France, West Germany
My Darling, My Darling Skapa moya, skapi moy Eduard Zahariev Hungary, Bulgaria
Stammheim Reinhard Hauff West Germany
Teo el pelirrojo Paco Lucio Spain
Trouble in Mind Trouble in Mind Alan Rudolph USA
Gonza the Spearman Yari no gonza Masahiro Shinoda Japan

Out of competition


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.


The following films were shown in the retrospective in honour of Henny Porten:

English title Original title Director(s) Country
24 Hours in the Life of a Woman 24 Stunden aus dem Leben einer Frau Robert Land Germany
Alexandra Alexandra Curt A. Stark Germany
Anna Boleyn Anna Boleyn Ernst Lubitsch Germany
Carola Lamberti – Eine vom Zirkus Hans Müller East Germany
Christa Hartungen Christa Hartungen Rudolf Biebrach Germany
The Ancient Law Das alte Gesetz E. A. Dupont Germany
The Beggar Student Der Bettelstudent Franz Porten Germany
Der Müller und sein Kind Adolf Gärtner Germany
Der Optimist E. W. Emo Germany
Der Schatten des Meeres Curt A. Stark Germany
The Blue Lantern Die blaue Laterne Rudolf Biebrach Germany
The Lady, the Devil and the Model Die Dame, der Teufel und die Probiermamsell Rudolf Biebrach Germany
The Vulture Wally Die Geierwally E. A. Dupont Germany
The Long Intermission Die große Pause Carl Froelich Germany
The Buchholz Family Familie Buchholz Carl Froelich Germany
Funiculi-Funicula Franz Porten Germany
Hann, Hein und Henny! Rudolf Biebrach Germany
Backstairs Hintertreppe Leopold Jessner and Paul Leni Germany
Kohlhiesel's Daughters Kohlhiesels Töchter Ernst Lubitsch Germany
The Comedians Komödianten G. W. Pabst Germany
Künstlerliebe Adolf Gärtner Germany
Lotte Lotte Carl Froelich Germany
Louise, Queen of Prussia Luise, Königin von Preußen Carl Froelich Germany
Meissner Porzellan Franz Porten Germany
Mother and Child Mutter und Kind Hans Steinhoff Germany
Marriage of Affection Neigungsehe Carl Froelich Germany
Rose Bernd Rose Bernd Alfred Halm Germany
Scandalous Eva Skandal um Eva G. W. Pabst Germany
Tragödie eines Streiks Adolf Gärtner Germany
Um Haaresbreite Curt A. Stark Germany
Verkannt (unknown) Germany
Escape Zuflucht Carl Froelich Germany

The following films were shown in the homage dedicated to Fred Zinnemann:

English title Original title Director(s) Country
Act of Violence Fred Zinnemann USA
A Hatful of Rain Fred Zinnemann USA
A Man for All Seasons Fred Zinnemann USA
Behold a Pale Horse Fred Zinnemann USA
Benjy Fred Zinnemann USA
Eyes in the Night Fred Zinnemann USA
Forbidden Passage Fred Zinnemann USA
Five Days One Summer Fred Zinnemann USA
From Here to Eternity Fred Zinnemann USA
High Noon Fred Zinnemann USA
Julia Fred Zinnemann USA
Kid Glove Killer Fred Zinnemann USA
Oklahoma! Fred Zinnemann USA
Fishermen's Nets Redes Fred Zinnemann and Emilio Gómez Muriel Mexico
Teresa Fred Zinnemann USA
That Mothers Might Live Fred Zinnemann USA
The Day of the Jackal Fred Zinnemann United Kingdom, France
That Mothers Might Live Fred Zinnemann USA
The Member of the Wedding Fred Zinnemann USA
The Men Fred Zinnemann USA
The Nun's Story Fred Zinnemann USA
The Search Fred Zinnemann USA, Switzerland
The Seventh Cross Fred Zinnemann USA
The Story of Doctor Carver Fred Zinnemann USA
The Sundowners Fred Zinnemann USA
While America Sleeps Fred Zinnemann USA

The film Le Brasier ardent by Ivan Mosjoukine and Alexandre Volkoff was also shown in the retrospective as a tribute to the Cinémathèque Française for its 50th anniversary.


The following prizes were awarded by the Jury:

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