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Berlin Golden Bear Goes to ‘Child’s Pose,’ David Gordon Green Gets Director

Berlin Golden Bear Goes to 'Child's Pose,' David Gordon Green Gets Director

As the 2013  Berlin International Film Festival wound up, the Golden Bear went to Calin Peter Netzer’s Romanian drama “Child’s Pose,” about a wealthy mother trying to extricate her imprisoned son. Eastern European films scored many awards (see full list below).

The Silver Bear for best director went to American David Gordon Green for “Prince Avalanche,” which debuted at Sundance. The Silver Bear for Best Screenplay went to Iranian “Closed Curtain,” by Jafar Panahi; “Promised Land,” directed by Gus Van Sant and starring writer-producers Matt Damon and John Krasinski, earned a Special Mention.

The Panorama Audience Award went to narrative feature “The Broken Circle Breakdown” (Belgium/Netherlands), directed by Felix van Groeningen, and documentary “The Act of Killing” (Denmark/Norway/Great Britain ), directed by Joshua Oppenheimer. (Review here.) Altogether over 28,000 votes were cast and counted.

This year the Panorama presented 52 productions from 33 countries, of which 20 screened in the Panorama Dokumente series. While in the category fictional films “The Broken Circle Breakdown” took the lead early on and won by a clear margin over second place “Reaching for the Moon,” from Brazilian Bruno Barreto, while it was a closer race among the documentaries, with “The Act of Killing” beating Brit doc “Salma,” directed by Kim Longinotto.

More details at Indiewire; full list of jury award-winners on the jump:

Golden Bear for Best Film

“Child’s Pose,” by Calin Peter Netzer (Romania)

Silver Bear for Best Director

David Gordon Green for “Prince Avalanche”

Jury Grand Prix

“An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker,” by Danis Tanovic (Bosnia)

Silver Bear for Best Actress

Paulina Garcia for “Gloria”

Alfred Bauer Prize

“Vic+Flo Saw a Bear,” by Denis Cote (Canada)

Silver Bear for Best Screenplay

“Closed Curtain,” Jafar Panahi (Iran)

Silver Bear for Artistic Contribution

Aziz Zhambakiyev for cinematography on “Harmony Lessons”

Special Mention

“Promised Land,” by Gus Van Sant

Special Mention

“Layla Fourie,” by Pia Marais

First Feature Award

“The Rocket,” Kim Mourdant (Australia)

Best Short

Golden Bear

“The Runaway,” Jean-Bernard Marlin (France)

Silver Bear

“Remains Quiet,” Stefan Kriekhaus (Germany)

First Feature Award

“The Rocket,” Kim Mourdant (Australia)

Teddy Awards

Best Feature Film

“In the Name of — ” by Malgoska Szumowska (Poland)

Best Documentary Film

“Bambi,” by Sebastien Lifshitz (France)

Best Short Film

“Undress Me,” Victor Lindgren (Sweden)

Special Jury Award

“Concussion,” by Stacie Passon (U.S.)

Crystal Bears for Generation 14plus

Best Film

“Baby Blues,” by Kasia Roslaniec (Poland)

Special Mention

“Pluto,” by Shin Su-won (South Korea)

Best Short Film

“Rabbitland,” by Ana Nedeljkovic, Nikola Majdak (Serbia)

Special Mention

“Treffit,” by Jenni Toivoniemi (Finland)

Crystal Bears for Generation Kplus

Best Film

“The Rocket,” by Kim Mordaunt (Australia)

Special Mention

“Satellite Boy,” by Catriona McKenzie (Australia)

Best Short Film

“The Amber Amulet,” by Matthew Moore (Australia)

Special Mention

“Hedgehogs and the City,” by Evalds Lacis (Latvia)

Dialogue en perspective Prize


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