59th Berlin International Film Festival  

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The 59th Berlin International Film Festival was held from 5 February to 15 February 2009. The opening film of this year's festival was Tom Tykwer’s The International, screened out of competition. This year's jury president was actress Tilda Swinton of the United Kingdom.


This year's Berlin International Film Festival's admission is reported to be among the highest in years, and it also set a record for ticket sales, with some 270,000 tickets sold by the halfway mark. This compares to 240,000 sold for the entire festival at last year's festival. The final ticket tally after the film festival ended, will be the largest in the festival’s 59-year history.

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Jury

In competition

The following films were selected in competition for the Golden Bear award:

Out of competition screening

Winners

The Golden Bear went to La teta asustada by Claudia Llosa.

Silver Bears




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