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Berlin Film Festival: 

Golden Bear goes to Spanish “Alcarràs”

Vita gazette – The winners of the 2022 Berlin Film Festival have been announced. The Golden Bear went to Spanish Carla Simon’s film “Alcarràs”, produced by Italian Kino Produzioni. The Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize went to South Korean Hong Sang-soo’s “Novelist”. Paolo Taviani’s “Leonora Addio” won the Fipresci prize.

Alcarras is a story of resistance. The Solè family, which has been in the peach-picking business for generations in the Catalan countryside, is at risk of being evicted to make room for the solar panels.

A novelist takes a long trip to visit a bookstore run by a young colleague with whom she has lost contact.

The Jury of the Federation Internationale de la Presse Cinematographique awarded the prestigious award to the Tuscan master director’s film “Leonora Addio”, on the grounds that “not only melancholy, but also irony, imagination and joy tell us the mysteries of life, death and memory”.

Below is the full list of competition winners for the 2022 Berlin International Film Festival:

Golden Bear
“Alcarras” . Carla Simon

Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize
“The Novelist’s Film” . Hong Sang-soo

Silver Bear Jury Prize
“Robe of Gems”. Natalia López Gallardo

Silver Bear for Best Director
Claire Denis, “Both Sides of the Blade”

Silver Bear for Best Lead Performance,
Meltem Kaptan, “Rabiye Kurnaz vs George W Bush”

Silver Bear for Best Supporting Performance
Laura Basuki, “Before Now & Then”

Silver Bear for Best Screenplay
Andreas Dresen, “Rabiye Kurnaz vs George W Bush”

Silver Bear for Outstanding Artistic Contribution
Rithy Pahn, “Everything Will Be OK”

Special Jury Mention
“A Piece of Sky”. Michael Koch

Encounters winners:

Best Film
“Mutzenbacher”. Ruth Beckermann

Best Director
Cyril Schäublin, “Unrest”

Special Jury Award
“À Vendredi, Robinson”. Mitra Farahani

Documentary winners:

Best Documentary
“Myanmar Diaries”. Myanmar Collective

Documentary Special Mention
“No U-Turn” dir. Ike Nnaebue

Best First Feature
“Sonne” dir. Kurdwin Ayub

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