“A prize prevents a director from thinking about his next project. He just sails along on his fame.”
(by Angelo Cianci whose film Dernier étage gauche gauche) won first prize from the FIPRESCI jury in the Panorama section).
“The Golden Bear prize helps to open doors to an international audience, but a prize as such is not important.” (Asghar Farhadi whose film Nader and Simin, a Separation won the Golden Bear for best film).
“How can you give a prize for best film, or any kind of art? To whom would you award the prize: Dostoyevsky or Proust? No. Works of art should not compete.” (Béla Tarr whose The Turin Horse won the Jury Grand Prize or Silver Bear).