46th Berlin International Film Festival

The 46th annual Berlin International Film Festival was held from 15 to 26 February 1996.[2] The Golden Bear was awarded to British-American film Sense and Sensibility directed by Ang Lee.[3] The retrospective dedicated to American film director, producer and screenwriter William Wyler was shown at the festival.[4]

46th Berlin International Film Festival
Festival poster
LocationBerlin, Germany
AwardsGolden Bear (Sense and Sensibility)
No. of films339 films[1]
Festival date1526 February 1996


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
Dead Man Walking Dead Man Walking Tim Robbins USA
Village of Dreams Eno nakano bokuno mura Yōichi Higashi Japan
Éxtasis Mariano Barroso Spain
Faithful Faithful Paul Mazursky USA
Get Shorty Get Shorty Barry Sonnenfeld USA
A Single Spark Park Kwang-su South Korea
All Things Fair Lust och fägring stor Bo Widerberg Denmark, Sweden
Mahjong Edward Yang Taiwan
Mary Reilly Mary Reilly Stephen Frears USA
The Liars Les menteurs Élie Chouraqui France
My Man Mon homme Bertrand Blier France
Portland Niels Arden Oplev Denmark
Restoration Restoration Michael Hoffman UK, USA
Sun Valley Rì guāng xiá gǔ He Ping China
Richard III Richard III Richard Loncraine UK, USA
Sense and Sensibility Sense and Sensibility Ang Lee UK, USA
Silent Night Stille Nacht Dani Levy Germany, Switzerland
The Sun Has Ears Taiyang you er Yim Ho Hong Kong
12 Monkeys 12 Monkeys Terry Gilliam USA
A Summer in La Goulette Un été à La Goulette Férid Boughedir Tunisia, France, Belgium
Strangled Lives Vite strozzate Ricky Tognazzi Italy, France, Belgium
What I Have Written What I Have Written John Hughes Australia
Holy Week Wielki tydzień Andrzej Wajda Poland


Winner of the main award for best film in its section


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


  1. "PROGRAMME 1996". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 9 November 2013. Retrieved 9 June 2014.
  2. "46th Berlin International Film Festival". berlinale.de. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  3. "PRIZES & HONOURS 1996". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 4 April 2014. Retrieved 9 June 2014.
  4. "RETROSPECTIVE". Archived from the original on 4 March 2017. Retrieved 28 August 2014.
  5. "JURIES 1996". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 23 October 2013. Retrieved 9 June 2014.
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