13th Berlin International Film Festival
The 13th annual Berlin International Film Festival was held from 21 June to 2 July 1963. The Golden Bear was awarded to the Italian film Il diavolo directed by Gian Luigi Polidoro and Japanese film Bushidô zankoku monogatari directed by Tadashi Imai; the following people were announced as being on the jury for the festival: Wendy Toye Harry R. Sokal Fernando Ayala Jean-Pierre Melville B. R. Chopra Guglielmo Biraghi Masatora Sakurai Karl Malden Günther Engels The following films were in competition for the Golden Bear award: The following prizes were awarded by the Jury: Golden Bear: Il diavolo by Gian Luigi Polidoro Bushidô zankoku monogatari by Tadashi Imai Silver Bear for Best Director: Nikos Koundouros for Mikres Aphrodites Silver Bear for Best Actress: Bibi Andersson for Älskarinnan Silver Bear for Best Actor: Sidney Poitier for Lilies of the Field Silver Bear Extraordinary Prize: The Caretaker by Clive Donner Youth Film Award Best Short Film Suitable for Young People: Merci, Monsieur Schmitz by Alain Champeaux, Pierre Vetrine Best Feature Film Suitable for Young People: Ha-Martef by Natan Gross and Stop Train 349 by Rolf Hädrich Youth Film Award - Honorable Mention Best Short Film Suitable for Young People: The Home-Made Car by James Hill Best Feature Film Suitable for Young People: Lilies of the Field by Ralph Nelson FIPRESCI Award Nikos Koundouros by Nikos Koundouros FIPRESCI Award - Honorable Mention The Reunion by Damiano Damiani Interfilm Award Lilies of the Field by Ralph Nelson OCIC Award Lilies of the Field by Ralph Nelson UNICRIT Award The Innocents by Juan Antonio Bardem 13th Berlin International Film Festival 1963 1963 Berlin International Film Festival Berlin International Film Festival:1963 at Internet Movie Database
The Academy Awards known as the Oscars, are a set of awards for artistic and technical merit in the film industry. Given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the awards are an international recognition of excellence in cinematic achievements as assessed by the Academy's voting membership; the various category winners are awarded a copy of a golden statuette called the "Academy Award of Merit", although more referred to by its nickname "Oscar". The award was sculpted by George Stanley from a design sketch by Cedric Gibbons. AMPAS first presented it in 1929 at a private dinner hosted by Douglas Fairbanks in the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel; the Academy Awards ceremony was first broadcast on radio in 1930 and televised for the first time in 1953. It is now seen live worldwide, its equivalents – the Emmy Awards for television, the Tony Awards for theater, the Grammy Awards for music – are modeled after the Academy Awards. The 91st Academy Awards ceremony, honoring the best films of 2018, was held on February 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre, in Los Angeles, California.
The ceremony was broadcast on ABC. A total of 3,072 Oscar statuettes have been awarded from the inception of the award through the 90th ceremony, it was the first ceremony since 1988 without a host. The first Academy Awards presentation was held on 16 May 1929, at a private dinner function at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel with an audience of about 270 people; the post-awards party was held at the Mayfair Hotel. The cost of guest tickets for that night's ceremony was $5. Fifteen statuettes were awarded, honoring artists and other participants in the film-making industry of the time, for their works during the 1927–28 period; the ceremony ran for 15 minutes. Winners were announced to media three months earlier; that was changed for the second ceremony in 1930. Since for the rest of the first decade, the results were given to newspapers for publication at 11:00 pm on the night of the awards; this method was used until an occasion when the Los Angeles Times announced the winners before the ceremony began.
The first Best Actor awarded was Emil Jannings, for his performances in The Last Command and The Way of All Flesh. He had to return to Europe before the ceremony, so the Academy agreed to give him the prize earlier. At that time, the winners were recognized for all of their work done in a certain category during the qualifying period. With the fourth ceremony, the system changed, professionals were honored for a specific performance in a single film. For the first six ceremonies, the eligibility period spanned two calendar years. At the 29th ceremony, held on 27 March 1957, the Best Foreign Language Film category was introduced; until foreign-language films had been honored with the Special Achievement Award. The 74th Academy Awards, held in 2002, presented the first Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. Since 1973, all Academy Awards ceremonies have ended with the Academy Award for Best Picture. Traditionally, the previous year's winner for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor present the awards for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress, while the previous year's winner for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress present the awards for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor.
See § Awards of Merit categories The best known award is the Academy Award of Merit, more popularly known as the Oscar statuette. Made of gold-plated bronze on a black metal base, it is 13.5 in tall, weighs 8.5 lb, depicts a knight rendered in Art Deco style holding a crusader's sword standing on a reel of film with five spokes. The five spokes represent the original branches of the Academy: Actors, Directors and Technicians; the model for the statuette is said to be Mexican actor Emilio "El Indio" Fernández. Sculptor George Stanley sculpted Cedric Gibbons' design; the statuettes presented at the initial ceremonies were gold-plated solid bronze. Within a few years the bronze was abandoned in favor of Britannia metal, a pewter-like alloy, plated in copper, nickel silver, 24-karat gold. Due to a metal shortage during World War II, Oscars were made of painted plaster for three years. Following the war, the Academy invited recipients to redeem the plaster figures for gold-plated metal ones; the only addition to the Oscar since it was created is a minor streamlining of the base.
The original Oscar mold was cast in 1928 at the C. W. Shumway & Sons Foundry in Batavia, which contributed to casting the molds for the Vince Lombardi Trophy and Emmy Award's statuettes. From 1983 to 2015 50 Oscars in a tin alloy with gold plating were made each year in Chicago by Illinois manufacturer R. S. Owens & Company, it would take between four weeks to manufacture 50 statuettes. In 2016, the Academy returned to bronze as the core metal of the statuettes, handing manufacturing duties to Walden, New York-based Polich Tallix Fine Art Foundry. While based on a digital scan of an original 1929 Oscar, the statuettes retain their modern-era dimensions and black pedestal. Cast in liquid bronze from 3D-printed ceramic molds and polished, they are electroplated in 24-karat gold by Brooklyn, New York–based Epner Technology; the time required to produce 50 such statuettes is three months. R. S. Owens i
Wild Is the Wind
Wild Is the Wind is a 1957 film that tells the story of an American rancher who, after his wife dies, goes to Italy to marry her sister, but finds that she falls in love with his young ranch hand. It stars Anthony Quinn and Anthony Franciosa; the screenplay was adapted by Arnold Schulman from the 1947 Italian film Fury, in turn loosely based on Giovanni Verga's novel La lupa. It was directed by George Cukor; the title song was performed by Johnny Mathis. Gino is a sheepherder in Nevada who travels to Italy to marry Gioia, the sister of his wife, who died a number of years previously, he brings her back to his ranch, but struggles with the memory of his dead wife calling Gioia by his last wife's name. With Gino feeling disappointed with her, Gioia feels neglected and resentful that she is being compared with her late sister and found wanting, she turns outside of her marriage to fulfill her needs and has an affair with Bene, a ranch hand whom Gino raised from boyhood and considers as a son. Only does Gino realize how much he needs Gioia.
Anna Magnani as Gioia Anthony Quinn as Gino Anthony Franciosa as Bene Joseph Calleia as Alberto Dolores Hart as Angela/Angie Lili Valenty as Teresa James Flavin as Wool Buyer Dick Ryan as Priest Iphigenie Castiglioni as Party Guest Joseph Vitale as Party Guest Ruth Lee as Party Guest Frances Morris as Party Guest WonBerlin Film Festival: Silver Bear for Best Actress NominatedAcademy Awards: Best Actor in a Leading Role Best Actress in a Leading Role Best Music, Song List of American films of 1957 Wild is the Wind on IMDb
Sachiko Hidari was a Japanese film actress. She appeared in 42 films between 1952 and 1995. At the 14th Berlin International Film Festival she won the Silver Bear for Best Actress for her roles in She and He and The Insect Woman. In 1977, she directed and starred in the film The Far Road, entered into the 28th Berlin International Film Festival. Darkness at Noon Young Breasts Sun in the Last Days of the Shogunate Jokyo The Insect Woman She and He A Fugitive from the Past Under the Flag of the Rising Sun The Far Road Double Suicide of Sonezaki Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters Sachiko Hidari on IMDb
Dame Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor was a British-American actress and humanitarian. She began her career as a child actress in the early 1940s, was one of the most popular stars of classical Hollywood cinema in the 1950s, she continued her career into the 1960s, remained a well-known public figure for the rest of her life. In 1999, the American Film Institute named her the seventh-greatest female screen legend. Born in London to wealthy prominent American parents, Taylor moved with her family to Los Angeles in 1939, she was soon given a film contract by Universal Pictures, she made her screen debut in a minor role in There's One Born Every Minute, but Universal terminated her contract after a year. Taylor was signed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, had her breakthrough role in National Velvet, becoming one of the studio's most popular teenaged stars, she made the transition to adult roles in the early 1950s, when she starred in the comedy Father of the Bride and received critical acclaim for her performance in the drama A Place in the Sun.
Despite being one of MGM's most bankable stars, Taylor wished to end her career in the early 1950s. She disliked many of the films to which she was assigned, she began receiving roles she enjoyed more in the mid-1950s, beginning with the epic drama Giant, starred in several critically and commercially successful films in the following years. These included two film adaptations of plays by Tennessee Williams: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Suddenly, Last Summer. Although she disliked her role as a call girl in BUtterfield 8, her last film for MGM, she won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance. Taylor was paid a then-record-breaking $1 million to play the title role in the historical epic Cleopatra, the most expensive film made up to that point. During the filming, Taylor and co-star Richard Burton began an extramarital affair, which caused a scandal. Despite public disapproval and Burton continued their relationship and were married in 1964. Dubbed "Liz and Dick" by the media, they starred in 11 films together, including The V.
I. P.s, The Sandpiper, The Taming of the Shrew, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. Taylor received the best reviews of her career for Woolf, winning her second Academy Award and several other awards for her performance, she and Burton divorced in 1974, but reconciled soon after, remarried in 1975. The second marriage ended in divorce in 1976. Taylor's acting career began to decline in the late 1960s, although she continued starring in films until the mid-1970s, after which she focused on supporting the career of her sixth husband, Senator John Warner. In the 1980s, she acted in her first substantial stage roles and in several television films and series, became the first celebrity to launch a perfume brand. Taylor was one of the first celebrities to take part in HIV/AIDS activism, she co-founded the American Foundation for AIDS Research in 1985, the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation in 1991. From the early 1990s until her death, she dedicated her time to philanthropy, for which she received several accolades, including the Presidential Citizens Medal.
Throughout her career, Taylor's personal life was the subject of constant media attention. She was married eight times to seven men, endured several serious illnesses, led a jet set lifestyle, including assembling one of the most expensive private collections of jewelry in the world. After many years of ill health, Taylor died from congestive heart failure in 2011, at the age of 79. Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor was born on February 27, 1932, at Heathwood, her family's home on 8 Wildwood Road in Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, she received dual British-American citizenship at birth, as her parents, art dealer Francis Lenn Taylor and retired stage actress Sara Sothern, were United States citizens, both from Arkansas City, Kansas. They moved to London in 1929, opened an art gallery on Bond Street; the family led a privileged life in London during Taylor's childhood. Their social circle included artists such as Augustus John and Laura Knight, politicians such as Colonel Victor Cazalet. Cazalet was Taylor's unofficial godfather, an important influence in her early life.
She was enrolled in Byron House, a Montessori school in Highgate, was raised according to the teachings of Christian Science, the religion of her mother and Cazalet. In early 1939, the Taylor decided to return to the United States due to fear of impending war in Europe. United States ambassador Joseph P. Kennedy contacted Francis and encouraged him to return to the US with his family. Sara and the children left first in April 1939 aboard the ocean liner SS Manhattan, moved in with Taylor's maternal grandfather in Pasadena, California. Francis stayed behind to close the London gallery, joined them in December. In early 1940, he opened a new gallery in Los Angeles, after living in Pacific Palisades with the Chapman family, the family settled in Beverly Hills, where Taylor and her brother were enrolled in Hawthorne School. In California, Taylor's mother was told that her daughter should audition for films. Taylor's eyes in particular drew attention. Sara was opposed to Taylor appearing in films, but after the outbreak of war in Europe made return there unlikely, she began to view the film industry as a way of assimilatin
Simone Signoret was a French cinema actress hailed as one of France's greatest film stars. She became the second French person to win an Academy Award, for her role in Room at the Top. In her lifetime she received two Césars, three BAFTAs, an Emmy, a Cannes Film Festival Award, the Silver Bear for Best Actress awards, an NBR Award and a Golden Globe nomination. Signoret was born Simone Henriette Charlotte Kaminker in Wiesbaden, Germany, to André and Georgette Kaminker, as the eldest of three children, with two younger brothers, her father, a pioneering interpreter who worked in the League of Nations, was a French-born army officer from a Polish Jewish family, who brought the family to Neuilly-sur-Seine on the outskirts of Paris. Her mother, from whom she acquired her stage name, was a French Catholic. Signoret grew up in Paris in an intellectual atmosphere and studied English and Latin. After completing secondary school during the Nazi occupation, Simone was responsible for supporting her family and forced to take work as a typist for a French collaborationist newspaper, Les nouveaux temps, run by Jean Luchaire.
During the German occupation of France, Signoret mixed with an artistic group of writers and actors who met at the Café de Flore in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés quarter. By this time, she had developed an interest in acting and was encouraged by her friends, including her lover, Daniel Gélin, to follow her ambition. In 1942, she began appearing in bit parts and was able to earn enough money to support her mother and two brothers as her father, a French patriot, had fled the country in 1940 to join General De Gaulle in England, she took her mother's maiden name for the screen to help hide her Jewish roots. Signoret's sensual features and earthy nature led to type-casting and she was seen in roles as a prostitute, she won considerable attention in La Ronde, a film, banned in New York as immoral. She won further acclaim, including an acting award from the British Film Academy, for her portrayal of another prostitute in Jacques Becker's Casque d'or, she appeared in many notable films in France during the 1950s, including Thérèse Raquin, directed by Marcel Carné, Les Diaboliques, The Crucible, based on Arthur Miller's The Crucible.
In 1958, Signoret acted in the English independent film, Room at the Top, which won her numerous awards including the Best Female Performance Prize at Cannes and the Academy Award for Best Actress. She was the only French cinema actress to receive an Oscar until Juliette Binoche in 1997 and Marion Cotillard in 2008, the first woman to win the award appearing in a foreign film, she was offered films in Hollywood, but turned them down, continuing to work in France and England—notably opposite Laurence Olivier in Term of Trial —until 1965. Earning another Oscar nomination for her work on what would be Vivien Leigh's final film—Columbia Pictures' Ship of Fools starring Lee Marvin—Signoret appeared in a few other Hollywood films before returning to France in 1969. In 1962, Signoret translated Lillian Hellman's play The Little Foxes into French for a production in Paris that ran for six months at the Theatre Sarah-Bernhardt, she played the Regina role as well. Hellman was displeased with the production, although the translation was approved by scholars selected by Hellman.
Signoret's one attempt at Shakespeare, performing Lady Macbeth opposite Alec Guinness at the Royal Court Theatre in London in 1966 proved to be ill-advised, with some harsh critics. Signoret was never concerned with glamour, ignored sexist and ageist insults and continued giving finely etched performances, she won more acclaim for her portrayal of a weary madam in Madame Rosa and as an unmarried sister who unknowingly falls in love with her paralyzed brother via anonymous correspondence in I Sent a Letter to my Love. She was in many different movies up to her death in 1985. Signoret's memoirs, Nostalgia Isn't What It Used To Be, were published in 1978, she wrote a novel, Adieu Volodya, published in 1985, the year of her death. Signoret first married filmmaker Yves Allégret, with whom she had a daughter Catherine Allégret, herself an actress, her second marriage was to the Italian-born French actor Yves Montand in 1951, a union which lasted until her death. They had no children. Signoret died of pancreatic cancer in Autheuil-Authouillet, aged 64.
She was buried in Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris and Yves Montand was buried next to her. Emmy Awards 1966: Won Emmy Outstanding Single Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Drama for: Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre for episode A Small Rebellion Marilyn by Sue Glover, premiered at the Citizens' Theatre, Glasgow on 17 February 2011; the play charted the deteriorating relationship between Signoret and Marilyn Monroe during the filming of Let's Make Love. Unable to achieve the recognition of Oscar-winning Signoret, Monroe begins an affair with Signoret's husband, Yves Montand. Singer Nina Simone took her last name from Simone Signoret. Cinema of France César Award for Best Actress List of actors with two or more Academy Award nominations in acting categories List of French Academy Award winners and nominees Simone Signoret on IMDb Simone Signoret at AllMovie Simone Signoret at Rotten Tomatoes Simone Signoret at TV Guide Simone Signoret at The-Numbers.com
Anna Karina is a Danish-French film actress, director and singer. She rose to prominence as French New Wave director Jean-Luc Godard's muse in the 1960s, performing in several of his films, including The Little Soldier, A Woman Is a Woman, Vivre sa vie, Band of Outsiders, Pierrot le Fou and Alphaville. For her performance in A Woman Is a Woman, Karina won the Silver Bear Award for Best Actress at the Berlin Film Festival. In 1972, Karina set up a production company for her directorial debut, Vivre ensemble, which screened in the Critics’ Week lineup at the 26th Cannes Film Festival, she directed the French-Canadian film Victoria. In addition to her work in cinema, she has worked as a singer, has written several novels in French. Karina is considered an icon of 1960s cinema; the New York Times has described her as "one of the screen’s great beauties and an enduring symbol of the French New Wave." Karina's mother was a dress shop owner and her father left the family a year after she was born. She lived with her maternal grandparents for three years.
She spent the next four years in foster care before returning to live with her mother. She has described her childhood as "terribly wanting to be loved", as a child she made numerous attempts to run away from home, she began her career in Denmark, where she sang in cabarets and worked as a model playing in commercials. At age 14, she appeared in a Danish short film by Ib Schmedes. In 1958, after a row with her mother, she hitchhiked to Paris. Karina was 17 when she arrived in Paris unable to speak French, she lived on the streets. One day while sitting at the café Les Deux Magots she was approached by a woman from an advertisement agency who asked her to do some photos, she began to work as a model and became successful, posing for several magazines, including Elle, meeting Pierre Cardin and Coco Chanel. Karina has said that Chanel helped her devise Anna Karina. Jean-Luc Godard a film critic for Cahiers du cinéma, first saw Karina in a series of Palmolive ads in which she posed in bathtubs, he was casting his debut feature film and offered her a small part in it, but she refused when he mentioned that there would be a nude scene.
When Godard questioned her refusal, mentioning her apparent nudity in the Palmolive ads, she is said to have replied, "Are you mad? I was wearing a bathing suit in those ads—the soapsuds went up to my neck, it was in your mind that I was undressed."In the end, the character Godard reserved for Karina did not appear in the film. The next year, Godard offered her a role in Le Petit Soldat. Karina still under 21, had to persuade her estranged mother to sign the contract for her. Karina won the Best Actress Award at the Berlin Film Festival in 1961 for her performance as Angela in A Woman Is a Woman, her career continued to flourish thereafter, as she appeared in dozens of films through the 1960s, including Godard's Bande à part, The Nun, directed by Jacques Rivette, Luchino Visconti's The Stranger, the George Cukor/Joseph Strick collaboration Justine, Tony Richardson's Laughter in the Dark. She continued to work into the 1970s, with roles in Christian de Chalonge's The Wedding Ring, Andre Delvaux's Rendezvous at Bray, The Salzburg Connection, Franco Brusati's Bread and Chocolate.
In 1972, she set up a production company, for her directorial debut, Vivre ensemble, in which she acted. The film screened in the Critics’ Week lineup at the 26th Cannes Film Festival. In 1976, she starred in Rainer Werner Fassbinder's Chinese Roulette, she wrote and acted in Last Song and has since appeared in Haut, Fragile, directed by Jacques Rivette, sung in The Truth About Charlie, a remake of the 1963 film Charade. In 2008, Karina wrote and starred in Victoria, a musical road movie filmed in Montreal and Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean. Richard Kuipers praised it in Variety as "a pleasant gambol through the backwoods of Quebec." Karina has maintained a singing career. At the end of the 1960s, she scored a major hit with "Sous le soleil exactement" and "Roller Girl" by Serge Gainsbourg. Both songs are from the TV musical comedy Anna, by the film director Pierre Koralnik, in which she sings seven songs alongside Gainsbourg and Jean-Claude Brialy. Karina subsequently recorded an album, Une histoire d'amour, with Philippe Katerine, followed by a concert tour.
In 2005, she released a collection of songs sung in movies. Karina has written four novels: Vivre ensemble, Golden City, On n'achète pas le soleil, Jusqu'au bout du hasard. In 1961, after working together on Le Petit Soldat and Godard were married. During their marriage, they made seven feature films together. A writer for Filmmaker magazine called their work "arguably the most influential body of work in the history of cinema." Despite the critical success, their relationship behind the scenes has been described as tumultuous. The couple divorced in 1965. Karina has said, she described the relationship in an interview with W Magazine:It was all exciting from the beginning. Of course we have a great love story and all that, but we were so d