43rd Berlin International Film Festival

The 43rd annual Berlin International Film Festival was held from 11 to 22 February 1993.[2] The Golden Bear was awarded to American-Taiwanese film The Wedding Banquet directed by Ang Lee and Chinese film Xiāng hún nǚ directed by Xie Fei.[3] The retrospective dedicated to CinemaScope was shown at the festival.[4]

43rd Berlin International Film Festival
Festival poster
LocationBerlin, Germany
AwardsGolden Bear (The Wedding Banquet and Xiāng hún nǚ)
No. of films232 films[1]
Festival date1122 February 1993


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
Arizona Dream Arizona Dream Emir Kusturica USA, France
Belle Époque Fernando Trueba Spain, Portugal, France
The Cement Garden The Cement Garden Andrew Birkin France, Germany, UK
Life According to Agfa Ha-Chayim Al-Pi Agfa Assi Dayan Israel
Just a Matter of Duty Die Denunziantin Thomas Mitscherlich Germany
Diary of a Maniac Diario di un vizio Marco Ferreri Italy
Hoffa Hoffa Danny DeVito USA
Whoops Hoppá Gyula Maár Hungary
Le Jeune Werther Jacques Doillon France
Pain of Love Kærlighedens smerte Nils Malmros Denmark
Love Field Love Field Jonathan Kaplan USA
Malcolm X Malcolm X Spike Lee USA
The Betrayed Op afbetaling Frans Weisz Netherlands
The Conjugal Bed Patul conjugal Mircea Daneliuc Romania
The Little Apocalypse La Petite Apocalypse Costa-Gavras France, Italy, Poland
The Russian Singer Den russiske sangerinde Morten Arnfred Denmark
Samba Traoré Idrissa Ouedraogo Burkina Faso, Germany, Ghana. UK
Sankofa Haile Gerima Burkina Faso, France, Switzerland
The Telegraphist Telegrafisten Erik Gustavson Norway, Denmark
Toys Toys Barry Levinson USA
The Sun of the Sleepless Udzinarta mze Temur Babluani Georgia
The Wedding Banquet The Wedding Banquet Ang Lee USA, Taiwan
No More Mr. Nice Guy Wir können auch anders … Detlev Buck Germany
Woman Sesame Oil Maker Xiāng hún nǚ Xie Fei China
Yearning Yume no onna Bandō Tamasaburō V Japan


Winner of the main award for best film in its section


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


  1. "PROGRAMME 1993". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 4 April 2014. Retrieved 9 June 2014.
  2. "43rd Berlin International Film Festival". berlinale.de. Retrieved 29 May 2011.
  3. "PRIZES & HONOURS 1993". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 15 October 2013. Retrieved 9 June 2014.
  4. "RETROSPECTIVE". Archived from the original on 4 March 2017. Retrieved 28 August 2014.
  5. "JURIES 1993". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 1 January 2014. Retrieved 9 June 2014.
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