8th Berlin International Film Festival

The 8th annual Berlin International Film Festival was held from 27 June to 8 July 1958.[1] The festival was opened by Berlin's then newly elected mayor Willy Brandt.[2] The Golden Bear was awarded to the Swedish film Smultronstället directed by Ingmar Bergman.[3]

8th Berlin International Film Festival
Festival poster
LocationWest Berlin, Germany
AwardsGolden Bear (Smultronstället)
Festival date27 June – 8 July 1958


The following people were announced as being on the jury for the festival:[4]

Films in competition

The following films were in competition for the Golden Bear award:[5]

English title Original title Director(s) Country
A Time to Love and a Time to Die Douglas Sirk German
Anna of Brooklyn Anna di Brooklyn Carlo Lastricati, Vittorio De Sica Italy
Cairo Station Bab el hadid Youssef Chahine Egypt
The Temptress and the Monk Byakuya no yojo Eisuke Takizawa Japan
Der 10. Mai Franz Schnyder Switzerland
Do Aankhen Barah Haath Rajaram Vankudre Shantaram India
Es geschah am hellichten Tag Ladislao Vajda Hungary
The Girls Are Willing Guld og grønne skove Gabriel Axel Denmark
Ice-Cold in Alex J. Lee Thompson United Kingdom
A Story of Pure Love Jun'ai Monogatari Tadashi Imai Japan
The Law Is the Law La legge è legge Christian-Jaque France
Los dioses ajenos Román Viñoly Barreto Uruguay/ Argentina
Miriam Miriam William Markus Finland
Ash Wednesday Miércoles de ceniza Roberto Gavaldón Mexico
Mädchen in Uniform Mädchen in Uniform Géza von Radványi Hungary
Oi paranomoi Nikos Koundouros Greece
A Party in Hell Shab-neshini dar jahannam Samuel Khachikian, Mushegh Sarvarian Iran
Wild Strawberries Smultronstället Ingmar Bergman Sweden
The Defiant Ones The Defiant Ones Stanley Kramer USA
The Witch Beneath the Sea Tumulto de Paixões Zygmunt Sulistrowski Germany
Una cita de amor Emilio Fernández Mexico
Ut av mørket Alex Brinchmann, Arild Brinchmann Norway
Wild Is the Wind Wild Is the Wind George Cukor USA
¡Viva lo imposible! Rafael Gil Spain


Winner of the main award for best film in its section


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


  1. "8th Berlin International Film Festival". berlinale.de. Retrieved 31 December 2009.
  2. "Episode 3 / 1958: The Golden Key, Dialogue and the Defiance of a Front-Line City". Retrieved 13 June 2014.
  3. "PRIZES & HONOURS 1958". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 15 October 2013. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
  4. "JURIES 1958". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 23 October 2013. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
  5. "PROGRAMME 1958". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 9 November 2013. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
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