Saturday, 15 February 2014

BLACK COAL, THIN ICE TAKES BERLIN GOLDEN BEAR


Quite the breakthrough for Diao Yi Nan, as his crime drama Black Coal, Thin Ice takes home the Berlin International Film Festival's top honour. Recently-ousted Focus Features CEO James Schamus headed the jury, which also gave Black Coal, Thin Ice's lead actor Liao Fan its Best Actor trophy, while Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel won the Grand Jury Prize, the runner-up award.

Golden Bear
Black Coal, Thin Ice (Diao Yi Nan)

Grand Jury Prize
The Grand Budapest Hotel (Wes Anderson)

Silver Bear for Best Director
Richard Linklater (Boyhood)

Silver Bear for Best Actor
Liao Fan (Black Coal, Thin Ice)

Silver Bear for Best Actress
Kuroki Haru (The Little House)

Silver Bear for Best Screenplay
Anna Bruggemann and Dietrich Bruggemann (Stations of the Cross)

Silver Bear for Extraordinary Artistic Achievement
Blind Massage (Lou Ye)

Alfred Bauer Prize
Alain Resnais (Life of Riley)

FIPRESCI Prize
Life of Riley (Alain Resnais)