52nd Berlin International Film Festival

The 52nd annual Berlin International Film Festival was held from February 6 to 17, 2002.[2] The festival opened with Heaven by Tom Tykwer.[3][4] New print of Charlie Chaplin's 1940 American satirical dramedy film The Great Dictator was the closing film of the festival.[5] The Golden Bear was awarded to British–Irish film Bloody Sunday directed by Paul Greengrass and Japanese Animated film Spirited Away directed by Hayao Miyazaki.[6]

52nd Berlin International Film Festival
Festival poster
Opening filmHeaven
Closing filmThe Great Dictator
LocationBerlin, Germany
AwardsGolden Bear (Bloody Sunday and Spirited Away)
No. of films389 films[1]
Festival date617 February 2002

The retrospective dedicated to European films from 1960's titled European 60’s was shown at the festival.[7] Dieter Kosslick became the director of the festival, taking over from Moritz de Hadeln.[8]


The following people were announced as being on the jury for the festival:[9]

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
8 Women François Ozon France, Italy
Amen. Costa-Gavras France, Germany, Romania, USA
Baader Christopher Roth Germany, UK
Bad Guy Kim Ki-duk South Korea
Beneath Clouds Beneath Clouds Ivan Sen Australia
Bloody Sunday Bloody Sunday Paul Greengrass UK, Ireland
Burning in the Wind Silvio Soldini Italy, Switzerland
Bridget Amos Kollek France, Japan
A Map of the Heart Dominik Graf Germany
Grill Point Andreas Dresen Germany
Heaven Heaven Tom Tykwer Germany, Italy, USA, France, UK
Iris Iris Richard Eyre USA, UK
Minor Mishaps Annette K. Olesen Denmark
KT Junji Sakamoto Japan, South Korea
Safe Conduct Bertrand Tavernier France, Spain, Germany
Monster's Ball Monster's Ball Marc Forster USA, Canada
Monday Morning Otar Iosseliani France, Italy
Stones Ramón Salazar Spain
The Royal Tenenbaums The Royal Tenenbaums Wes Anderson USA
The Shipping News The Shipping News Lasse Hallström USA, Canada
Spirited Away Hayao Miyazaki Japan
One Day in August Constantine Giannaris Greece
Temptations Zoltán Kamondi Hungary


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 films were shown in the retrospective:[11]

English title Original title Director(s) Country
491 491 Vilgot Sjöman Sweden
Otto e mezzo Federico Fellini Italy, France
Yesterday Girl Abschied von gestern Alexander Kluge Germany
A Taste of Honey A Taste of Honey Tony Richardson UK
Bandits of Orgosolo Banditi a Orgosolo Vittorio De Seta Italy
Billy Liar Billy Liar John Schlesinger UK
Blowup Blowup Michelangelo Antonioni UK
Catch Us If You Can Catch Us If You Can John Boorman UK
Black Peter Černý Petr Miloš Forman Czechoslovakia
Charles, Dead or Alive Charles mort ou vif Alain Tanner Switzerland
The Bread of Those Early Years Das Brot der frühen Jahre Herbert Vesely Germany
The Assault of the Present on the Rest of Time Der Angriff der Gegenwart auf die übrige Zeit Alexander Kluge Germany
Artists Under the Big Top: Perplexed Die Artisten in der Zirkuskuppel: ratlos Alexander Kluge Germany
Murderers Among Us Die Mörder sind unter uns Wolfgang Staudte Germany
The Sinner Die Sünderin Willi Forst Germany
Left-Handed Fate Fata Morgana Vicente Aranda Spain
if.... if.... Lindsay Anderson UK
The Fiances I fidanzati Ermanno Olmi Italy
The Great Silence Il Grande silenzio Sergio Corbucci Italy, France
Intimate Lighting Intimni osvetlení Ivan Passer Czechoslovakia
The Subversives I Sovversivi Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani Italy
Thursday We Shall Sing Like Sunday Jeudi on chantera comme dimanche Luc de Heusch Belgium, France
Love 65 Kärlek 65 Bo Widerberg Sweden
Raven's End Kvarteret korpen Bo Widerberg Sweden
The Hunt La caza Carlos Saura Spain
The Collector La Collectionneuse Eric Rohmer France
The War Is Over La Guerre est finie Alain Resnais France, Sweden
The Pier La Jetée Chris Marker France
Aunt Tula La Tía Tula Miguel Picazo Spain
The Milky Way La via lattéa Luis Buñuel Spain, France
Eclipse L'Eclisse Michelangelo Antonioni Italy, France
The Departure Le départ Jerzy Skolimowski Belgium
Naked Childhood L'Enfance nue Maurice Pialat France
The Good Time Girls Les Bonnes Femmes Claude Chabrol France, Italy
Naked Hearts Les Coeurs verts Édouard Luntz France
Liv Liv Pål Løkkeberg Norway
Love Affair, or the Case of the Missing Switchboard Operator Ljubavni slucaj ili Tragedija sluzbenice Dušan Makavejev Yugoslavia
Mr. Freedom Mr. Freedom William Klein France
Nights on the Road Nachts auf den Straßen Rudolf Jugert Germany
Not Reconciled Nicht versöhnt oder es hilft nur Gewalt, wo Gewalt herrscht Jean-Marie Straub, Daniele Huillet Germany
Innocent Sorcerers Niewinni czarodzieje Andrzej Wajda Poland
Knife in the Water Nóż w wodzie Roman Polanski Poland
Cantata Oldás és kötés Miklós Jancsó Hungary
The Green Year Os Verdes Anos Paulo Rocha Portugal
Paranoia Adriaan Ditvoorst Netherlands
Passenger Pasażerka Witold Lesiewicz, Andrzej Munk Poland
Performance Performance Donald Cammell, Nicolas Roeg UK
Persona Persona Ingmar Bergman Sweden
Pierrot le Fou Jean-Luc Godard France, Italy
Before the Revolution Prima della rivoluzione Bernardo Bertolucci Italy
Early Works Rani Radovi Želimir Žilnik Yugoslavia
The Reenactment Reconstituirea Lucian Pintilie Romania
Identification Marks: None Rysopis Jerzy Skolimowski Poland
Daisies Sedmikrásky Věra Chytilová Czechoslovakia
I Am Cuba Soy Cuba Mikhail Kalatozov USSR, Cuba
Trace of Stones Spur der Steine Frank Beyer Germany
Andrei Rublev Andrey Rublyov Andrei Tarkovsky USSR
Hunger Sult Henning Carlsen Denmark
Magical Mystery Tour Magical Mystery Tour The Beatles UK
Viva Maria! Louis Malle France, Italy
Open Secrets Yksityisalue Maunu Kurkvaara Finland


The following prizes were awarded by the Jury:[6][12]


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