Il dramma di Apolline Traoré Sira e il documentario di D Smith Kokomo City si aggiudicano i due premi del pubblico di Panorama
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The Berlinale, which this year unspools from 16-26 February, has announced the winners of its Panorama and Perspektive Deutsches Kino categories, along with the recipients of its numerous parallel awards.
The 25th Panorama Audience Award for Best Feature went to Apolline Traoré’s drama Sira [+leggi anche:
intervista: Apolline Traoré
scheda film], a co-production between Burkina Faso, France, Germany and Senegal. In it, the titular young nomad woman refuses to surrender to her fate without a fight after a brutal attack, and instead takes a stand against Islamist terror. The film has been labelled as “a feminist counterpoint to current reporting from the Sahel region”.
Meanwhile, D Smith’s Kokomo City (USA) was crowned as the audience’s favourite documentary in Panorama. The picture features a series of moving interviews and encounters with four black trans sex workers from New York and Georgia, in which they talk frankly about their experiences. Questions of belonging and identity within the black community are candidly addressed throughout. Interestingly, the helmer had already boarded her plane when she learnt about the award and quickly disembarked in order to be present at the ceremony.
This year, around 22,000 votes were cast and evaluated. The Panorama strand presented a total of 35 features from 30 production countries, with nine of them being screened in Panorama Dokumente.
Next, a jury of three – consisting of Dela Dabulamanzi, Anne Fabini and Jöns Jönsson – presented the Compass-Perspektive-Award for Best Film in the Perspektive Deutsches Kino programme. The award, consisting of a €5,000 cash prize and a trophy in the form of a compass, was bestowed upon Seven Winters in Tehran [+leggi anche:
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This year’s Teddy Awards saw the triumph of Babatunde Apalowo’s All the Colours of the World Are Between Black and White, crowned Best Feature Film. The Nigerian picture centres on two men, Bambino and Bawa, who meet in Lagos during a photography competition and become friendly with one another. While exploring the city, they develop a strong affection for each other. However, owing to societal norms about homosexuality, they are uncomfortable expressing this relationship.
Finally, FIPRESCI awarded four films in the main competition, and in the Encounters, Panorama and Forum strands. Rolf de Heer’s The Survival of Kindness (Australia) was named Best Film in the Competition, whilst Bas Devos’ Here [+leggi anche:
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scheda film] (Denmark) and Vlad Petri’s Between Revolutions [+leggi anche:
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scheda film] (Romania/Croatia/Qatar/Iran) won the Jury Prizes in the Encounters, Forum and Panorama categories, respectively.
Here is the list of the main parallel award winners:
2nd Place Panorama Audience Award Winner – Feature Film
The Burdened – Amr Gamal (Yemen/Sudan/Saudi Arabia)
Panorama Audience Award Winner – Panorama Dokumente
Kokomo City – D Smith (USA)
2nd Place Panorama Audience Award Winner – Panorama Dokumente
The Eternal Memory – Maite Alberdi (Chile)
3rd Place Panorama Audience Award Winner Panorama Dokumente
The Cemetery of Cinema [+leggi anche:
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Ecumenical jury prizes
Prize Winner Panorama
Midwives – Léa Fehner
FIPRESCI jury prizes
Prize Winner Competition
The Survival of Kindness – Rolf de Heer (Australia)
CICAE Art Cinema Award
Prize Winner Forum
The Face of Jellyfish – Melisa Liebenthal (Argentina)
Europa Cinemas Label
The Teachers’ Lounge – İlker Çatak
Best Feature Film
All the Colours of the World Are Between Black and White – Babatunde Apalowo (Nigeria)
Best Short Film
Dipped in Black – Matthew Thorne, Derik Lynch (Australia)
Caligari Film Prize
De Facto – Selma Doborac (Austria/Germany)
Peace Film Prize
Seven Winters in Tehran – Steffi Niederzoll
Amnesty International Film Awards
The Burdened – Amr Gamal
AG Kino Gilde – Cinema Vision 14plus
And the King Said, What a Fantastic Machine [+leggi anche:
intervista: Axel Danielson, Maximilien…
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