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Marielle Heller and Best Director Awardee Małgorzata Szumowska Among Berlinale 2015 Winners

Marielle Heller and Best Director Awardee Małgorzata Szumowska Among Berlinale 2015 Winners

Female filmmakers from around the globe were recognized for their work at the 2015 Berlinale, including Best Director co-winner Małgorzata Szumowska (“Body”), who tied with Radu Jude (“Aferim!”) for the prize, and recent Sundance fave Marielle Heller (“The Diary of a Teenage Girl”), who collected the Grand Prix of the Generation 14plus International Jury for best feature. 

Charlotte Rampling won the Silver Bear for Best Actress for her performance in “45 Years,” while Brazilian director Anna Muylaert’s class-conscious comedy “The Second Mother” took home the Panorama Audience Award in the narrative category. Taking second place in the Panorama Audience Award for documentary was Laura Nix, Andy Bichlbaum, Mike Bonanno’s “The Yes Men Are Revolting.”

Scooping up both the Generation Kplus category’s Best Film and international jury awards was Swedish director Sanna Lenken’s “My Skinny Sister,” a coming-of-age story about anorexia. 

Here are all the female 2015 Berlinale winners: 

Silver Bear for Best Director (tie)

Małgorzata Szumowska, Body

Silver Bear for Best Actress

Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years

Audi Short Film Award

Planet Sigma, dir: Momoko Seto

Silver Bear Jury Prize (Short Film)

Bad At dancing, dir: Joanna Arnow

Panorama Audience Award – Fiction Film 2015

Que Horas Ela Volta? (The Second Mother), dir: Anna Muylaert, Brazil
3rd Place: Härte (Tough Love), dir: Rosa von Praunheim, Germany

Panorama Audience Award – Documentary Film 2015

2nd Place: The Yes Men Are Revolting, dirs: Laura Nix, Andy Bichlbaum, Mike Bonanno, US/GermanyFrance/Denmark/Netherlands

Crystal Bears in Generation 14plus

Best Film: Flocken (Flocking), dir: Beata Gårdeler, Sweden

Grand Prix of the Generation 14plus International Jury for best feature: The Diary Of A Teenage Girl, dir: Marielle Heller, U.S.; Special Mention: Nena, dir: Saskia Diesing, Netherlands/Germany

Crystal Bears and Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk Awards in Generation Kplus

Best Film: Min lilla syster (My Skinny Sister), dir: Sanna Lenken, Sweden/Germany

Crystal Bear for the Best Short Film: Special Mention: The Tie, dir: An Vrombaut, Belgium

Grand Prix of the Generation Kplus International Jury for the best feature film: Special Mention: Min lilla Syster (My Skinny Sister), dir: Sanna Lenken, Sweden/Germany

Special Prize of the Generation Kplus International Jury for best short film: Giovanni En Het Waterballet (Giovanni And The Water Ballet), dir: Astrid Bussink, Netherlands; Special Mention: Agnes, dir: Anja Lind, Sweden

[via Yahoo! Movies]

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