Sunday, 15 February 2015

BERLINALE WINNERS ANNOUNCED: PANAHI'S TAXI WINS GOLDEN BEAR


Jafar Panahi is living proof why we should all be put under house arrest! The Iranian filmmaker's Taxi has won the top prize - the Golden Bear - at the Berlin Film Festival. Darren Aronofsky remarked that his jury was forced to hand out joint prizes in a number of categories due to a high proportion of competition titles that they felt worthy of recognition. Full winners below:

Golden Bear
Taxi (Jafar Panahi)

Silver Bear - Grand Jury Prize
The Club (Pablo Larrain)

Silver Bear for Best Direction
Radu Jude (Aferim!)
Malgorzata Szumowska (Body)

Silver Bear for Best Actor
Tom Courtenay (45 Years)

Silver Bear for Best Actress
Charlotte Rampling (45 Years)

Silver Bear for Best Screenplay
Patricio Guzman (The Pearl Button)

Silver Bear for Best Cinematography
Sturla Brandth Grovlen (Victoria)
Sergey Mikhalchuk and Evgeniy Privin (Under Electric Clouds)

Silver Bear for First Feature
600 Miles (Gabriel Ripstein)

Alfred Bauer Prize
Volcano (Jayro Bustamante)