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The Years of the Berlin Film Festival
Posted February 11, 2010 to photo album "The Years of the Berlin Film Festival"
The Berlinale turns 60 this year. What a strange journey it’s been.
Slide 6: 1965 - Different Programs
1965 Golden Bear winner Alphaville.
In order to accommodate the different cinematic styles being invited, the festival created new programs. The Information Show would welcome films too controversial for competition, and the Representation Show provided individual countries the space to program their own films, especially since the political dimensions of the festival somewhat enforced of national quota. But even as the festival attempted to house its controversies, the competition had no shortage of debate. Roman Polanski’s Repulsion polarized audiences, and Jean-Luc Godard’s sci-fi noir Alphaville won the Golden Bear only after much discussion about its dark vision of the future.