9th Berlin International Film Festival

The 9th annual Berlin International Film Festival was held from 26 June – 7 July 1959.[1] The festival welcome cinematic movement known as the New Wave and screening the work of directors such as Jean-Luc Godard, Agnès Varda and François Truffaut.[2] The Golden Bear was awarded to the French film Les Cousins directed by Claude Chabrol.[3]

9th Berlin International Film Festival
Festival poster
LocationWest Berlin, Germany
AwardsGolden Bear (Les Cousins)
Festival date26 June – 7 July 1959


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
Archimède le clochard Gilles Grangier France
Ask Any Girl Ask Any Girl Charles Walters USA
Astero Αστέρω Dinos Dimopoulos Greece
The Rest Is Silence Der Rest ist Schweigen Helmut Käutner Germany
Ten Ready Rifles Diez fusiles esperan José Luis Sáenz de Heredia Spain
The Village on the River Dorp aan de rivier Fons Rademakers Netherlands
Beyond All Limits Flor de mayo Roberto Gavaldón Mexico
Naked Sun Hadaka no taiyo Miyoji Ieki Japan
Hassan and Nayima Hassan wa Nayima Henry Barakat Egypt
The Master and His Servants Herren og hans tjenere Arne Skouen Norway
Home Is the Hero Home Is the Hero Fielder Cook USA
Jonggak Ju-nam Yang South Korea
The Hidden Fortress Kakushi-toride no san-akunin Akira Kurosawa Japan
The Phantom Carriage Körkarlen Arne Mattsson Sweden
La caída Leopoldo Torre Nilsson Argentina
Les Cousins Claude Chabrol France
Stars at Noon Les étoiles de midi Jacques Ertaud, Marcel Ichac France
Wolves of the Deep Lupi nell'abisso Silvio Amadio Germany
Three Loves in Rio Meus Amores no Rio Carlos Hugo Christensen Brazil-Argentina
Panoptikum 59 Walter Kolm-Veltée Austria
The Poet and the Little Mother Poeten og Lillemor Erik Balling Denmark
Sagar Sangamey Debaki Bose India
Sven Tuuva the Hero Sven Tuuva Edvin Laine Finland
Broken Spell Telesme schekasté Syamak Yasami Iran
That Kind of Woman That Kind of Woman Sidney Lumet USA
Four Desperate Men The Siege of Pinchgut Harry Watt United Kingdom
Tiger Bay Tiger Bay J. Lee Thompson United Kingdom
The Defeated Victor Un uomo facile Paolo Heusch Italy
And That on Monday Morning Und das am Montagmorgen Luigi Comencini Italy


Winner of the main award for best film in its section


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


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  2. "Berlinale beginnings". Retrieved 13 June 2014.
  3. "PRIZES & HONOURS 1959". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 1 May 2014. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
  4. "JURIES 1959". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 23 October 2013. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
  5. "PROGRAMME 1959". berlinale.de. Archived from the original on 9 November 2013. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
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