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8th Berlin International Film Festival

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

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


Frank Capra, Jury President

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

International feature film jury

International documentary and short jury

Films in competition

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

Feature film
English title Original title Director(s) Country
A Time to Love and a Time to Die Douglas Sirk USA, West Germany
Anna of Brooklyn Anna di Brooklyn Vittorio De Sica and Carlo Lastricati Italy
Cairo Station B?b al-?ad?d Youssef Chahine Egypt
The Temptress and the Monk Byakuya no y?jo Eisuke Takizawa Japan
The Tenth of May Der 10. Mai Franz Schnyder Switzerland
Two Eyes, Twelve Hands ? Do Aankhen Barah Haath Rajaram Vankudre Shantaram India
It Happened in Broad Daylight Es geschah am hellichten Tag Ladislao Vajda Switzerland, West Germany, Spain
The Devil's Pass La Passe du diable Jacques Dupont and Pierre Schoendoerffer France
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 loi, c'est la loi Christian-Jaque France, Italy
Strange Gods Los dioses ajenos Román Viñoly Barreto Argentina
Djajaprana Kotot Soekardi Indonesia
Miriam William Markus Finland
Ash Wednesday Miércoles de ceniza Roberto Gavaldón Mexico
Girls in Uniform Mädchen in Uniform Géza von Radványi West Germany, France
The Outlaws Oi paranomoi Nikos Koundouros Greece
A Party in Hell ? Shab-neshini dar jahannam Samuel Khachikian and Mushegh Sarvarian Iran
Wild Strawberries Smultronstället Ingmar Bergman Sweden
The Defiant Ones Stanley Kramer USA
The Witch Beneath the Sea Tumulto de Paixões Zygmunt Sulistrowski Brazil, USA
Una cita de amor Emilio Fernández Mexico
Ut av mørket Arild Brinchmann Norway
Wild Is the Wind George Cukor USA
Let's Make the Impossible! ¡Viva lo imposible! Rafael Gil Spain
Documentary and short film
English title Original title Director(s) Country
Glass Glas Bert Haanstra Netherlands
Jaguar Sean Graham Ghana
Königin im Frauenreich H. Zickendraht Switzerland
La lunga raccolta Lionetto Fabbri Italy
Dream Road of the World Traumstraße der Welt Hans Domnick West Germany
Perri N. Paul Kenworthy and Ralph Wright USA
Trans Canada Summer Ronald Dick Canada


+ Winner of the main award for best film in its section


Ingmar Bergman, winner of the Golden Bear at the event.

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

International jury awards

Documentaries and short films jury awards

Independent jury awards


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

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