The main prize of the 67th Berlin film festival — “Golden bear” — was awarded to the Hungarian film “body and soul” (On Body and Soul). This was reported on the website of the Berlinale.
The film is directed by Ildiko Enyedi, as stated in its description, is a story about a couple, “opens for itself a sphere of emotion and physical desire, first separately and then together.” The location of the painting is the slaughterhouse in Budapest, the place where “an amazingly beautiful love story”.
The Grand jury prize went to the Senegalese Director Alain Gomis for his film “up” about the singer from Kinshasa, which is trying by all means to help his severely ill son. Silver bear for best Director was awarded to Finnish filmmaker Aki kaurismäki presenting the film “the Other side of hope” (The Other Side of Hope) about the fate of the Syrian refugees.
Best actress Berlinale recognized Kim Min-hee from South Korea, starring in the film of Hong sang-soo “alone on the beach at night” (On the Beach at Night Alone) about Roman girls and married men. Silver bear for best actor went to Austrian actor Georg Friedrich, starring in the film by German Director Thomas Arslan’s “Bright nights” (Bright Nights) about the relationship of father and grew up without his son.
The prize for best screenplay was awarded to Sebastian Lelio and Gonzalo Maza for the film “a Fantastic woman” (A wonderful Woman) about a transsexual who lost her lover. Awards in honor of the founder of the festival of Alfred Bauer for most promising feature film was awarded to Polish film Director and screenwriter Agnieszka Holland for his film “Trace” (Spoor).
Grand Prix of the international jury went to the film “School number 3” Ukrainka Elizabeth Smith and the German Georg Genoux on schoolchildren in the Donbass.
Berlin international film festival (Berlinale) is being held in Germany since 1951. In 2016, the main award of the Berlinale “Golden bear” — documentary by Italian Director Gianfranco Rosi “Fire at sea” on refugees from Africa and the Middle East.