36th Berlin International Film Festival

The 36th annual Berlin International Film Festival was held 14–25 February 1986.[2] The festival opened with Ginger and Fred by Federico Fellini, which played out of competition at the festival.[3] The Golden Bear was awarded to German film Stammheim directed by Reinhard Hauff.[4]

36th Berlin International Film Festival
Festival poster
Opening filmGinger and Fred
LocationWest Berlin, Germany
AwardsGolden Bear (Stammheim)
No. of films313 films[1]
Festival date14–25 February 1986

The retrospective dedicated to German actress and film producer Henny Porten was shown at the festival.[5] Claude Lanzmann's 9 hour long documentary film Shoah about holocaust was screened at International Forum of New Cinema.[2]


The following people were announced as being on the jury for the festival:[6]

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
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 Hungary
The Berlin Affair Interno Berlinese Liliana Cavani Italy, Germany
Caravaggio Caravaggio Derek Jarman United Kingdom
Camorra Un complicato intrigo di donne, vicoli e delitti Lina Wertmüller Italy, Germany
My First Two Hundred Years Első kétszáz évem Gyula Maár Hungary
Flight North Flucht in den Norden Ingemo Engström Germany, Finland
Gilsoddeum Im Kwon-taek South Korea
The House on the River Das Haus am Fluß Roland Gräf Germany
Heidenlöcher Wolfram Paulus Austria, 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, Germany
My Darling, My Darling Skapa moya, skapi moy Eduard Zahariev Hungary, Bulgaria
Stammheim Reinhard Hauff 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


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 prizes were awarded by the Jury:[4]


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  2. "36th Berlin International Film Festival". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 28 December 2010. Retrieved 13 January 2011.
  3. "BERLIN FILM FESTIVAL – 1986". americancinemapapers.com. Retrieved 9 June 2014.
  4. "PRIZES & HONOURS 1986". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 15 October 2013. Retrieved 9 June 2014.
  5. "RETROSPECTIVE". Archived from the original on 4 March 2017. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
  6. "JURIES 1986". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 23 October 2013. Retrieved 9 June 2014.
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