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BERLINALE 2013 Awards

Romanian film Child's Pose by Călin Peter Netzer wins Golden Bear

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- Nazif Mujic received the prize for Best Actor for An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker, which also received a Jury Grand Prix Silver Bear

Romanian film Child's Pose by Călin Peter Netzer wins Golden Bear

Romanian cinema is indeed enjoying a golden era: the jury presided by Wong Kar Wai has awarded the most coveted Bear at the Berlin Film Festival to Călin Peter Netzer for the remarkable Child’s Pose [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Calin Peter Netzer
film profile
]
, the story of an unhealthy mother-son relationship paralleled by a pitiless portrayal of an abject social class, which was one of the favourites of Cineuropa journalists present in Berlin (review).

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The other film which also really impressed and moved our team, An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Danis Tanović
film profile
]
, by Bosnian director Danis Tanovic, won a well-deserved Jury Grand Prix and a Silver Bear for Best Actor, awarded to amateur actor Nazif Mujic (review) in recognition of the sensitivity with which he here re-enacts his own story.

The Silver Bear for Best Artistic Contribution rewarded the impeccable work of Aziz Zhambakiyev in the Germano-Kazakh co-production Harmony Lessons [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
 by Emir Baigazin (review), and the Spanish co-production Gloria by Chilean director Sebastian Lelio was distinguished by the Bear for Best Actress awarded to Paulina Garcia.

Europe also triumphed in the eyes of the short film jury: the Golden and Silver Bears go respectively to The Runaway by French director Jean Bernard Marlin and Remains Quiet by German director Stefan Kriekhaus.

Golden Bear for Best Film
Child’s Pose [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Calin Peter Netzer
film profile
]
- Călin Peter Netzer
Special Mention
Promised Land - Gus Van Sant
Layla Fourie [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
 - Pia Marais 

Silver Bear – Jury Grand Prix
An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Danis Tanović
film profile
]
 - Danis Tanović

Alfred Bauer Prize
VicFlo saw a Bear - Denis Côté

Silver Bear for Best Director
David Gordon Green - Prince Avalanche

Silver Bear for Best Actress
Paulina Garcia - Gloria [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]

Silver Bear for Best Actor
Nazif Mujić - An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker

Silver Bear for Best Artistic Contribution
Aziz Zhambakiyev - Harmony Lessons [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
 

Silver Bear for Best Script
Jafar Panahi - Closed Curtain

First film (jury special award)
The Rocket - Kim Mordaunt
Special mention
A Batalha de Tabatô [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
 - Joao Viana

Short film awards
Golden Bear
The Runaway – Jean Bernard Marlin
Silver Bear
Remains Quiet – Stefan Kriekhaus

PRIZES OF THE YOUTH JURY IN THE COMPETITION GENERATION 14PLUS
Crystal Bear for the Best Film:
Baby Blues by Kasia Rosłaniec
Special Mention: 
Pluto by Shin Su-won
Crystal Bear for the Best Short Film: 
Rabbitland by Ana Nedeljković and Nikola Majdak
Special Mention: 
The Date by Jenni Toivoniemi

PRIZES OF THE INTERNATIONAL JURY IN THE COMPETITION GENERATION 14PLUS
Grand Prix:
Shopping by Mark Albiston and Louis Sutherland

Special Mention:
Baby Blues by Kasia Rosłaniec
Special Prize:
The First Time by Anders Hazelius
Special Mention:
Barefoot by Danis Goulet

FGYO – Award Diologue in Perspective
Two Mothers by Anne Zohra Berrached

PRIZES OF THE INDEPENDENT JURIES

(Translated from French)

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