47th Berlin International Film Festival

47th Berlin International Film Festival

Festival poster
Location Berlin, Germany
Founded 1951
Awards Golden Bear (The People vs. Larry Flynt)
Number of films 324 films[1]
Festival date February 13 24, 1997
Website http://www.berlinale.de

The 47th annual Berlin International Film Festival was held from February 13 to 24, 1997.[2] The Golden Bear was awarded to Canadian-American film The People vs. Larry Flynt directed by Miloš Forman.[3] The retrospective dedicated to Austrian film director G. W. Pabst was shown at the festival.[4]


Jack Lang, Jury President

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
The Crucible The Crucible Nicholas Hytner USA
The English Patient The English Patient Anthony Minghella USA
Get on the Bus Get on the Bus Spike Lee USA
Genealogies of a Crime Généalogies d'un crime Raúl Ruiz France, Portugal
The River He liu Tsai Ming-liang Taiwan
In Love and War In Love and War Richard Attenborough USA
The Island on Bird Street Søren Kragh-Jacobsen Denmark, UK, Germany
Life is All You Get Das Leben ist eine Baustelle Wolfgang Becker Germany
Under Western Eyes Leneged Einayim Ma'araviyot Joseph Pitchhadze Israel
Lucie Aubrac Claude Berri France
Surveillance Mai fu Huang Jianxin China
Four Days in September Four Days in September Bruno Barreto Brazil, USA
Miss Nobody Panna Nikt Andrzej Wajda Poland
The People vs. Larry Flynt The People vs. Larry Flynt Miloš Forman Canada, USA
Port Djema Eric Heumann France, Italy, Greece
Romeo + Juliet Romeo + Juliet Baz Luhrmann USA
Rosewood Rosewood John Singleton USA
Viva Erotica Se qing nan nu Tung-Shing Yee Hong Kong
Secrets of the Heart Secretos del corazón Montxo Armendáriz France, Portugal, Spain
Moonlight Serenade Setouchi munraito serenade Masahiro Shinoda Japan
Smilla's Feeling for Snow Bille August Denmark, Germany, Sweden
Comanche Territory Territorio Comanche Gerardo Herrero Spain, France, Germany, Argentina
Three Stories Tri istorii Kira Muratova Russia, Ukraine
Twin Town Twin Town Kevin Allen UK
Kitchen Wo ai chu fang Yim Ho Hong Kong, Japan


Winner of the main award for best film in its section


Miloš Forman, winner of the Golden Bear at the festival

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


  1. 1 2 "PROGRAMME 1997". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 9 November 2013. Retrieved 9 June 2014.
  2. "47th Berlin International Film Festival". berlinale.de. Retrieved 7 January 2012.
  3. 1 2 "PRIZES & HONOURS 1997". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 11 November 2013. Retrieved 9 June 2014.
  4. "RETROSPECTIVE". Retrieved 28 August 2014.
  5. "JURIES 1997". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 23 October 2013. Retrieved 9 June 2014.

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