The awards were presented at the 73rd International Film Festival in Berlin on Saturday.
The French director won the Golden Bear Nicholas Philibert for the documentary “Sur l’Adamant“. The Movie tells of a center for people with mental health problems in Paris.
For the best acting performance the young actress won in a leading role Sofia Otero the silver bear. In the film “20 000 especies de abejas” (“20 000 Species of Bees”) she plays an eight-year-old child who is searching for his gender identity. On stage, the eight-year-old girl thanked the film crew and her family in tears.
The price for the best directing won the French filmmaker Philippe Garrell for his film “Le grand chariot”, translated as “The big chariot”. The film tells the story of a puppeteer family. After the death of the father, the adult children are confronted with the question of whether and in what form they want to continue the tradition.
The Grand Jury Prize won the drama “Red Sky” by German director Christian Petzold. His film tells the story of four young people who spend their summer on the Baltic Sea and are threatened by forest fires there. The Jury Prize won the psychodrama “Mal viver” by Portuguese director João Canijo. The film tells the story of several women who run an old hotel and their relationships with each other.
The Silver Bear for that best scripth won the German filmmaker Angela Schanelec. She was awarded for her film “Music”, which she also directed. The film deals with the Oedipus myth in an abstract form.
The price for the best supporting role got the Austrian actress Thea honor. In Christoph Hochhäusler’s thriller “Unto the End of the Night” she plays a trans woman who, together with a police officer, is supposed to investigate undercover in the drug scene.
For her work on the film “Disco Boy” became the French camerawoman Helene Louvart awarded the Silver Bear. The film tells about a young man who flees to France and joins the Foreign Legion.
Earlier on Saturday the winners of the Audience Awards announced. For the best feature film Apolline Traore with her film “Sina”. Won in the “Panorama Documents” category “Kokomo City” from D Smith. Smith was already on the plane when she found out about the award and quickly got off the plane to accept the award.