“There Is No Evil” wins Golden Bear while "Never Rarely Sometimes Always" takes Grand Jury Prize

Here all the winners of the 70th edition of the Berlinale.

Iranian filmmaker Mohammad Rasoulof’s There Is No Evil, a drama about the impact of capital punishment on society and the human condition, won the Golden Bear at 70th-anniversary edition of Berlinale Film Festival. Rasoulof could not attend the ceremony due to an Iran-sanctioned travel ban and a possible prison sentence for his previous politically charged film A Man of Integrity.


"I had a unique and magnificent experience after the screening of the film in the big, beautiful theatre when people put their hands together for Mr Rasoulof. It was a very special kind of feeling, and I looked at his seat. His seat was empty. Then I looked at other seats, and I found that he was in all of the seats. There were very strong faces, with a big ‘no’ to censorship." stated film's producer Kaveh Farnam on stage, after the award was received by directors actress daughter Baran Rasoulof.


Additional important awarded Bears included the Grand Jury Prize which went to Eliza Hittman's abortion drama Never Rarely Sometimes Always The Best Director award was given to Hong Sang-soo for The Woman Who Ran, and splendid art documentary mastermind Rithy Panh won the Documentary prize for Irradiated.



The full list of award winners proceeds:

Golden Bear: “There Is No Evil,” Mohammad Rasoulof

Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize: “Never Rarely Sometimes Always,” Eliza Hittman

Silver Bear for Best Director: Hong Sang-soo, “The Woman Who Ran”

Silver Bear for Best Actress: Paula Beer, “Undine”

Silver Bear for Best Actor: Elio Germano, “Hidden Away”

Silver Bear for Best Screenplay: “Favolacce,” Fabio D’Innocenzo and Damiano D’Innocenzo

Silver Bear for Outstanding Artistic Contribution: Jürgen Jürges for cinematography on “DAU. Natasha”

Silver Bear Special Prize: “Delete History,” Benoît Delépine and Gustave Kervern

Best Film in the Encounters Competition: “The Works and Days (of Tayoko Shiojiri in the Shiotani Basin),” C.W. Winter and Anders Edström

Special Jury Award in the Encounters Competition: “The Trouble With Being Born,” Sandra Wollner

Best Director in the Encounters Competition: Cristi Puiu, “Malmkrog”

Special Mention by the Encounters Jury: “Isabella, Matías Piñeiro

Berlinale Documentary Award: “Irradiés,” Rithy Panh

Special Mention by the Jury for the Berlinale Documentary Award: “Notes From the Underworld,” Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel

Special Mention by the GWFF Best First Feature Award Jury: “Nackte Tiere,” Melanie Waelde

GWFF Best First Feature Award: “Los conductos,” Camilo Restrepo

Golden Bear for Best Short Film: “T,” Keisha Rae Witherspoon

Audi Short Film Award: “Genius Loci,” Adrien Mérigeau

Silver Bear Jury Prize (Short Film): “Filipiñana,” Rafael Manuel

Special Mention of the International Jury Generation Kplus: “The Kites,” Seyed Payam Hosseini

Special Prize of the International Jury in Generation Kplus for the Best Short Film: “El nombre del hijo,” Martina Matzkin

Grand Prix of the International Jury in Generation Kplus for the Best Film: “Los Lobos,” Samuel Kishi Leopo

Special Mentions of the International Jury Generation Kplus: “Mignonnes,” Maïmouna Doucouré; “Mamá, mamá, mamá,” Sol Berruezo Pichon-Rivière

Panorama Audience Award for Best Documentary: “Welcome to Chechnya”

Panorama Audience Award for Best Feature Film: “Otac,” Srdan Golubović

Compass-Perspektive-Award: “Walchensee Forever,” Janna Ji Wonders

© Sandra Weller/ Berlinale 2020