BLACK COAL, THIN ICE Wins Golden Bear at Berlin Film Festival; THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL Takes Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize

     February 15, 2014

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The 2014 Berlin Film Festival awards were announced today. The Chinese production Black Coal, Thin Ice won the Golden Bear for Best Film and star Liao Fan won Best Actor.  Wes Anderson‘s latest, The Grand Budapest Hotel, took home the Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize.  The Alfred Bauer Prize that honors “a feature film that opens new perspectives” went to Alain ResnaisLife of Riley.  Richard Linklater was awarded Best Director for his decade-long undertaking Boyhood.

Check out Steve’s video blog from the festival here and see the full list of awards after the break.

Golden Bear for Best Film
Bai Ri Yan Huo (Black Coal, Thin Ice) by Diao Yinan

Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize
grand-budapest-hotel-ralph-fiennes-saoirse-ronanThe Grand Budapest Hotel by Wes Anderson

Silver Bear Alfred Bauer Prize
Aimer, boire et chanter  (Life of Riley) by Alain Resnais

Silver Bear for Best Director
Richard Linklater for Boyhood

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

Silver Bear for Best Actor
Liao Fan in Bai Ri Yan Huo  (Black Coal, Thin Ice)

Silver Bear for Best Script
Dietrich Brüggemann, Anna Brüggemann for Kreuzweg  (Stations of the Cross)

Silver Bear for Outstanding Artistic Contribution
Zeng Jian for the camera in Tui Na (Blind Massage)

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