Iran film wins Berlinale Golden Bear

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Asghar Farhadi’s Nader and Simin, A Separation, has won the Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) which concluded on 19 February. This Iranian film also won Best Actor Silver Bears for its ensemble female and male casts.

The Jury Grand Prix went to The Turin Horse by Hungarian director Bela Tarr, while the Silver Bear for Director when to Germany’s Ulrich Kohler’s for Sleeping Sickness, which is set in Africa.
Here is the list of winners: 

Golden Bear for Best Film
Nader And Simin, A Separation – Asghar Farhadi

Silver Bear – Grand Jury Prize
The Turin Horse – Bela Tarr

Silver Bear for Best Director
Ulrich Kohler – Sleeping Sickness

Silver Bear for Best Actress
Actress-ensemble in Nader And Simin, A Separation

Silver Bear for Best Actor
Actor-ensemble in Nader And Simin, A Separation)

Silver Bear for Best Screenplay
Joshua Marston and Andamion Murataj – The Forgiveness of Blood

Silver Bear for Outstanding Artistic Achievement (ex aequo)
Wojciech Staron – The Prize
Barbara Enriquez – The Prize

Alfred Bauer Prize
If Not Us, Who – Andres Veiel

Collateral Awards

Prize of the Guild of German Art House Cinemas
Ecumenical Jury Prize
Competition:
Nader and Simin, A Separation – Asghar Farhadi
Panorama:
Invisible – Michal Aviad
Forum:
Familiar Ground – Stephane Lafleur

FIPRESCI Prize
Competition:
The Turin Horse – Bela Tarr
Panorama:
Top Floor Left Wing – Angelo Cianci
Forum :
Heaven’s Story – Zeze Takahisa

Gild German of Art House Cinemas
If Not Us, Who – Andres Veiel C.I.C.A.E. Awards
Panorama:
Here – Braden King
Forum:
Amnesty – Bujar Alimani

Teddy Awards

Best Feature Film
Absent – Marco Berger
Best Documentary
The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye – Marie Losier
Teddy Jury Award
Tomboy – Celine Sciamma
Best Short Film (ex aequo)
Generations – Barbara Hammer, Gina Carducci
May Deren’s Sink – Barbara Hammer

Premio Dialogue en perspective
The Education – Dirk Lutter

Caligari Film Prize
The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye – Marie Losier

Premio NETPAC
Heaven’s Story – Zeze Takahisa

Peace Film Award
Tomorrow Will Be Better – Dorota Kedzierzawska

Amnesty International Film Prize
Barzakh – Mantas Kvedaravicius

Panorama Audience Award PPP – fiction film
Even the Rain [trailer, film focus] – Iciar Bollain
Panorama Audience Award PPP – documentary film
In Heaven Underground – The Weissensee Jewish Cemetery – Britta Wauer

Berliner Morgenpost Readers’ Prize
Nader And Simin, A Separation – Asghar Farhadi

ELSE Siegessaule Readers’ Choice Award
Harvest – Benjamin Cantu

Tagesspiegel Readers’ Prize
Matchmaking Mayor – Erika Hnikova
(Source: Cineuropa)

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