“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