37th Berlin International Film Festival

37th Berlin International Film Festival
Festival poster
LocationWest Berlin, Germany
AwardsGolden Bear (Tema)
No. of films321 films
Festival date20 February – 3 March 1987
Berlin International Film Festival chronology

The 37th annual Berlin International Film Festival was held from 20 February to 3 March 1987. The Golden Bear was awarded to the Soviet Union film Tema directed by Gleb Panfilov. The retrospective was in honour of Armenian-American film and theatre director Rouben Mamoulian. The homage was dedicated to French couple Jean-Louis Barrault, actor and director, and Madeleine Renaud, actress. It was titled Renaud-Barrault au cinéma.


Klaus Maria Brandauer, 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
'night, Mother 'night, Mother Tom Moore USA
Year of Enlightment El año de las luces Fernando Trueba Spain
The Moro Affair Il caso Moro Giuseppe Ferrara Italy
Children of a Lesser God Children of a Lesser God Randa Haines USA
Comrades Comrades Bill Douglas United Kingdom
For Love Alone For Love Alone Stephen Wallace Australia
In the Shadow of the Wind Les Fous de Bassan Yves Simoneau Canada, France
Masks Masques Claude Chabrol France
Mauvais Sang Leos Carax France
The Miracle Le Miraculé Jean-Pierre Mocky France
Diary for My Lovers Napló szerelmeimnek Márta Mészáros Hungary
Platoon Platoon Oliver Stone USA
Mournful Unconcern Skorbnoye beschuvstviye Alexander Sokurov Soviet Union
So Many Dreams So viele Träume Heiner Carow East Germany
The Theme Tema Gleb Panfilov Soviet Union
The Death of Empedocles Der Tod des Empedokles Danièle Huillet, Jean-Marie Straub West Germany, France
The Sea and Poison Umi to dokuyaku Kei Kumai Japan
Vera Sérgio Toledo Brazil
Days to Remember Die Verliebten Jeanine Meerapfel West Germany, Yugoslavia
Wolf's Hole Vlčí bouda Věra Chytilová Czechoslovakia

Out of competition


Winner of the main award for best film in its section


The following films were shown in the retrospective dedicated to Rouben Mamoulian:

English title Original title Director(s) Country
Applause Rouben Mamoulian USA
Becky Sharp Rouben Mamoulian USA
Blood and Sand Rouben Mamoulian USA
City Streets Rouben Mamoulian USA
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Rouben Mamoulian USA
Golden Boy Rouben Mamoulian USA
High, Wide, and Handsome Rouben Mamoulian USA
Interview With Mamoulian Philip Jenkinson United Kingdom
Love Me Tonight Rouben Mamoulian USA
Queen Christina Rouben Mamoulian USA
Rings on Her Fingers Rouben Mamoulian USA
Silk Stockings Rouben Mamoulian USA
Summer Holiday Rouben Mamoulian USA
The Gay Desperado Rouben Mamoulian USA
The Mark of Zorro Rouben Mamoulian USA
The Song of Songs Rouben Mamoulian USA
We Live Again Rouben Mamoulian USA

The following films were shown in the homage titled "Renaud-Barrault au cinéma" dedicated to Jean-Louis Barrault and Madeleine Renaud:

English title Original title Director(s) Country
Entire Days in the Trees Des journées entières dans les arbres Marguerite Duras France
Bizarre, Bizarre Drôle de drame Marcel Carné France
Hélène Hélène Jean Benoît-Lévy France
Jean de la Lune Jean Choux France
Jean-Louis Barrault: Le langage du corps Muriel Balash USA, France
Jean-Louis Barrault, A Man of the Theatre Jean-Louis Barrault, Un homme de théâtre Muriel Balash USA, France
Kinder des Olymp: Madeleine Renaud und Jean Louis Barrault Birgitta Ashoff West Germany
Children of Montmartre La Maternelle Jean Benoît-Lévy and Marie Epstein France
That Night in Varennes La Nuit de Varennes Ettore Scola France, Italy
Blind Desire La Part de l'ombre Jean Delannoy France
La Ronde La Ronde Max Ophüls France
The Fantastic Symphony La Symphonie fantastique Christian-Jaque France
Blood on His Sword Le Miracle des loups André Hunebelle France
House of Pleasure Le Plaisir Max Ophüls France
The Puritan Le puritain Jeff Musso France
Children of Paradise Les Enfants du Paradis Marcel Carné France
The Doctor's Horrible Experiment Le Testament du docteur Cordelier Jean Renoir France
The Strange Monsieur Victor L'Étrange Monsieur Victor Jean Grémillon France
The Tunnel Le Tunnel Kurt Bernhardt France, Germany
L'Or dans la montagne Max Haufler Switzerland, France
Summer Light Lumière d'été Jean Grémillon France
Maria Chapdelaine Maria Chapdelaine Julien Duvivier France
Portrait of Madeleine Renaud Portrait de Madeleine Renaud Jean-Marie Carzou France
Stormy Waters Remorques Jean Grémillon France
Midship Vent debout René Leprince France


Gleb Panfilov, winner of the Golden Bear at the event

The following prizes were awarded by the Jury:

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