Calin Peter Netzer’s Child’s Pose has won the Golden Bear at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival. The International Jury—Wong Kar-wai (president), Susanne Bier, Andreas Dresen, Ellen Kuras, Shirin Neshat, Tim Robbins, and Athina Rachel Tsangari—has also acknowledged two films that have come away without any awards this evening, Pia Marais’s Layla Fourie and Gus Van Sant’s Promised Land. And the jury’s also presented the following awards:
A Silver Bear, the Jury Grand Prix, goes to Danis Tanovic’s An Episode in the Live of an Iron Picker.
The Silver Bear, the Alfred Bauer Prize, for “artistic contribution” goes to Denis Côté’s Vic+Flo Saw a Bear.
David Gordon Green wins the Silver Bear for Best Director for his Prince Avalanche.
The Silver Bear for Best Actress, which has to have been one of the most competitive categories this year, goes to Paulina García for her performance in Sebastián Lelio’s Gloria.
The Silver Bear for Best Actor goes to Nazif Mujic for his performance in Danis Tanovic’s An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker.
For his work on Emir Baigazin’s Harmony Lessons, cinematographer Aziz Zhambakiyev wins the Silver Bear for Outstanding Artistic Contribution.
The Silver Bear for best screenplay goes to Jafar Panahi and Kamboziya Partovi for Pardé (Closed Curtain).
The Berlinale Shorts Golden Bear goes to Jean-Bernard Marlin for La Fugue (The Runaway).
The Silver Bear for best short film goes to Stefan Kriekhaus for die ruhe bleibt (remains quiet).
On to the awards presented in other sections besides the Competiton…
The independent juries: Nana Ekvtimishvili and Simon Groß’s In Bloom (highly recommended by Revolver) has won the Award of the Conféderation Internationale des Cinémas D’Art et Essai. The Ecumenical Jury presents its Prize to Srdan Golubovic’s Circles and makes Special Mention of Kaoru Ikeya’s Roots. The The 22nd NETPAC Award (Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema) goes to Annemarie Jacir’s When I Saw You. And the Tagesspiegel Readers’ Jury has gone for Peter Liechti’s Father’s Garden: The Love of My Parents.
The Youth Jury in Generation 14plus awards the Crystal Bear for the Best Film to Kasia Rosłaniec’s Baby Blues and makes Special Mention of Shin Su-won’s Pluto. The Crystal Bear for the Best Short Film goes to Ana Nedeljković and Nikola Majdak’s Rabbitland, while Special Mention is made of Jenni Toivoniemi’s Treffit (The Date).
The new International Jury Generation 14plus presents its Grand Prix for best feature film to Mark Albiston and Louis Sutherland’s Shopping. Special Mention: Baby Blues. The Special Prize for the best short film goes to Anders Hazelius’s Första gången (The First Time). Special Mention: Danis Goulet’s Barefoot.
The Children’s Jury in Generation Kplus presents the Crystal Bear for the Best Film to Kim Mordaunt’s The Rocket and make Special Mention of Catriona McKenzie’s Satellite Boy. The Crystal Bear for the Best Short Film goes to Matthew Moore’s The Amber Amulet. Special Mention: Ēvalds Lācis’s Ezi un lielpilseta (Hedgehogs and the City).
The Generation Kplus International Jury presents its Grand Prix to Jānis Nords’s Mammu, es Tevi mīlu (Mother, I Love You). Special Mention: Satellite Boy. Best Short Film: Kim Jung-in’s Cheong. Special Mention: Hedgehogs and the City.
PERSPEKTIVE DEUTSCHES KINO
The “young French-German-Portuguese jury awarded the ‘FGYO-Prize Dialogue en perspective‘ for the first time endowed with 5.000€. This year, the prize goes to Anne Zohra Berrached’s film Two Mothers.”
For his treatment for Das Klopfen der Steine (The Sound of Stones), an “intriguing treatment for a musical set among the ruins of post-World War II Berlin,” Jan Speckenbach has been granted the second Made in Germany: Perspektive Fellowship.