BERLINALE 2011: THE WINNERS HERE
has just ended the 61st edition of the Berlin Film Festival with the Golden Bear award at the film "Nader and Simin, a separation " the Iranian director Asghar Farhadi . The jury awarded the prizes during the ceremony presided by Isabella Rossellini in the building of the Berlin that this year has once again shown to prefer the big cinema with a social and political.
Asghar Farhadi's film already premiered in Berlin in 2009 for About Elly , won audience and jury since first screening on February 15, the intensity and humanity of his story about a stoccante divorced couple who gets permission to travel abroad for himself and eleven year old daughter. But Nader, the husband decides to stay to help his sick father and daughter was entrusted to him. A story set in Iran today, oppressed by censorship and dictatorship. Farhadi But we would point out that its not a political film, but on society and the status of women in her country: " The continuation of work begun with the previous film. The film has an ending that you can also see how the beginning of something. I like to think that the viewer, the film finished, continue the journey alone, imagining what will happen .
Silver Bear for best interpretations to the whole cast of Simin and Nader, both male and female Leila Hatami, Sarina Farhadi and Sareh Bayat, Payman Moad, Shahab Hosseini, Babak Karimi.
Silver Bear for best director director Ulrich Kohler for Sleeping Sickness.
Silver Bear for best screenplay The forgiveness of blood to the director Joshua Marston.
Silver Bear for Best Artistic Contribution award to El director Paula Markovitch, for Best Cinematography (by Polish director Wojciech Staron) and Best Art Direction (Argentina Barbara Enriquez). Alfred Bauer Prize
If not to us, who, by German director Andres Veiel.
Best Debut: On the Ice Okpeaha director Andrew MacLean.
Golden Bear for Best Short Film Night a group of South Korean fishing Parking Chance (Park Chan-wook and Park Chan-Kyong). Silver Bear for Best Short Film Night of Broken a South Korean film director Yang Hyo-joo
Grand Jury Prize at the film Tourino Horse of the Hungarian director Bela Tarr.