Golden Bear Awards

The Golden Bear (German: Goldener Bar) is the highest prize awarded for the best film at the Berlin International Film Festival. The bear is the heraldic animal of Berlin, featured on both the coat of arms and flag of Berlin. Here we offer you the list ''All Golden Bear winners from 1951 to 2019''.


8.3/10

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2011

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Separation, A

Nader (Peyman Moaadi) and Simin (Leila Hatami) argue about living abroad. Simin prefers to live abroad to provide better opportunities for their only daughter, Termeh. However, Nader refuses to go because he thinks he must stay in Iran and take care of his father (Ali-Asghar Shahbazi), who suffers f ...

drama

family drama

Golden Bear winner (Berlin Film Festival)

golden palm

independent film

political

8.1/10

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2007

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Elite Squad

In 1997, before the visit of the pope to Rio de Janeiro, Captain Nascimento from BOPE (Special Police Operation Battalion) is assigned to eliminate the risks of the drug dealers in a dangerous slum nearby where the pope intends to be lodged. Captain Nascimento is trying to find a man to replace him ...

based on book

corruption

crime

drama

gangs

Golden Bear winner (Berlin Film Festival)

7.6/10

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2017

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On Body and Soul

When slaughterhouse workers Endre and Mária discover they share the same dreams - where they meet in a forest as deer and fall in love - they decide to make their dreams come true but it's difficult in real life.

animals

Golden Bear winner (Berlin Film Festival)

love story

social commentary

7.4/10

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2013

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Child's Pose

Seeing a way to reassert control over her adult son's life when he faces manslaughter charges, an affluent Romanian woman sets out on a campaign of emotional and social manipulation to keep him out of prison, navigating the waters of power, corruption and influence. Child's Pose is based on the sens ...

Golden Bear winner (Berlin Film Festival)

7.3/10

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2015

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Taxi

When you are a filmmaker and you are not allowed to direct movies any more, you have to retrain. So why not become a taxi driver? Or better, why not pretend you are a taxi driver and make a film despite everything? This is what Jafar Panahi has done. Now he invites you to get into his cab for the pr ...

Golden Bear winner (Berlin Film Festival)

golden palm

independent film

political

7.3/10

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2012

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Caesar Must Die

In Rebibbia Prison in Italy, its inmate theatre program puts on a well received production of William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. The film goes back several months earlier as the coordinators announces the play as the program's production of the year. With that project set, we see its creation as t ...

Golden Bear winner (Berlin Film Festival)

7.2/10

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2010

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Bal

The young boy Yusuf's best friend is his father, who supports his family's modest life with the honey he collects from tall trees in the forests of the remote Turkish countryside. Yusuf is a quiet boy, and his mother is concerned for his future. Perhaps he will follow in his father's footsteps, or p ...

Golden Bear winner (Berlin Film Festival)

7.2/10

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2006

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Tuya's Marriage

Tuya is the persevering wife of Bater, a herdsman who lost his legs exploring water in the Neimenggu (Inner Mongolia) grassland that is fast vanishing as a result of desertification. She takes up the sole responsibility to make a living for the family, but develops a dislocated lumbar from her hard ...

Golden Bear winner (Berlin Film Festival)

6.8/10

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2016

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Fire at Sea

Situated some 200km off Italy's southern coast, Lampedusa has hit world headlines in recent years as the first port of call for hundreds of thousands of African and Middle Eastern migrants hoping to make a new life in Europe. Rosi spent months living on the Mediterranean island, capturing its histor ...

Golden Bear winner (Berlin Film Festival)

6.7/10

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2014

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Black Coal, Thin Ice

An ex cop and his ex partner decide to follow up on investigation of a series of murders that ended their careers and shamed them, when identical murders begin again.

Golden Bear winner (Berlin Film Festival)

6.7/10

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2009

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The Milk of Sorrow

Fausta is suffering from a rare disease called the Milk of Sorrow, which is transmitted through the breast milk of pregnant women who were abused or raped during or soon after pregnancy. While living in constant fear and confusion due to this disease, she must face the sudden death of her mother. Sh ...

Golden Bear winner (Berlin Film Festival)

6.1/10

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2018

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Touch Me Not

Together, a filmmaker and her characters venture into a personal research project about intimacy. On the fluid border between reality and fiction, Touch Me Not follows the emotional journeys of Laura, Tómas and Christian, offering a deeply empathic insight into their lives. Craving for intimacy yet ...

Golden Bear winner (Berlin Film Festival)

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