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Critics Rank the Best Films and Performances From the 2013 Berlin International Film Festival

Photo of Steve Greene By Steve Greene | Indiewire February 19, 2013 at 2:19PM

Paulina García and "Gloria" fared well in our poll of the best of Berlinale, but there was plenty of praise to spread around to new competition films and those that debuted elsewhere.
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"Paradise: Hope."
"Paradise: Hope."

Guy Lodge, Hitfix

BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE

1. Gloria

2. Upstream Color

3. Paradise: Hope

4. The Strange Little Cat

5. Camille Claudel 1915

BEST DIRECTOR

1. Shane Carruth, Upstream Color

2. Sebastian Lelio, Gloria

3. Ulrich Seidl, Paradise: Hope

4. Ramon Zurcher, The Strange Little Cat

5. David Gordon Green, Prince Avalanche

BEST LEAD PERFORMANCE

1. Paulina Garcia, Gloria

2. Juliette Binoche, Camille Claudel 1915

3. Melanie Lenz, Paradise: Hope

4. Paul Rudd, Prince Avalanche

5. Nathan Varnson, Hide Your Smiling Faces

BEST SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE

1. Joyce Payne, Prince Avalanche

2. Verena Lehbauer, Paradise: Hope

3. Ophelia Lovibond, A Single Shot

4. Terry Norton, Layla Fourie

5. Mavis Fan, Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?

BEST ENSEMBLE

1. Gloria

2. Paradise: Hope

3. Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?

4. The Strange Little Cat

5. Shopping

BEST FIRST FEATURE

1. The Strange Little Cat

2. Hide Your Smiling Faces

3. Shopping

4. A Fold in My Blanket

BIGGEST SURPRISE

1. The all-round excellence of Gloria

2. The delight of Judy Davis in Dark Blood

3. The strength of this year's Generation section

Tim Robey, The Telegraph

BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE

1. Upstream Color

2. Gloria

3. Before Midnight

4. Harmony Lessons

5. Child's Pose

BEST DIRECTOR

1. Shane Carruth, Upstream Color

2. Emir Baigazin, Harmony Lessons

3. Sebastián Lelio, Gloria

4. Richard Linklater, Before Midnight

5. David Gordon Green, Prince Avalanche

BEST LEAD PERFORMANCE

1. Paulina García, Gloria

2. Luminita Gheorgiu, Child's Pose

3. Melanie Lenz, Paradise: Hope

4. Juliette Binoche, Camille Claudel 1915

5. Paul Rudd, Prince Avalanche

BEST SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE

1. Verena Lehbauer, Paradise: Hope

2. Sergio Hernández, Gloria

3. Joyce Payne, Prince Avalanche

4. That dog, Closed Curtain

5. Ilinca Goia, Child's Pose

BEST ENSEMBLE

1. Harmony Lessons

2. Paradise: Hope

3. Side Effects

4. Promised Land

5. In the Name Of...

BEST FIRST FEATURE

1. Harmony Lessons

Miranda Siegel, New York Magazine

BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE

1. Paradise: Hope

BEST FIRST FEATURE

1. Harmony Lessons

This article is related to: Berlin International Film Festival, Gloria, Upstream Color, Before Midnight, Camille Claudel 1915, Vic and Flo Saw a Bear, The Strange Little Cat, Closed Curtain, Frances Ha, Paradise: Hope






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