BERLIN (REUTERS) – Touch Me Not, a movie about intimacy and intercourse that shocked some viewers with express scenes, received the Golden Bear prize for greatest movie on the 68th Berlin International Film Festival on Saturday (Feb 24).
Romanian director Adina Pintilie stated she had not anticipated to win the award for her movie, which blurs actuality and fiction because it follows a number of characters who search intimacy but additionally worry it.
“It’s so important this is coming because we would like that the dialogue Touch Me Not proposes opens to the world so we invite you, the viewer, to dialogue,” Pintilie stated as she collected her Golden Bear trophy.
The Silver Bear award for greatest director was given to US director Wes Anderson for Isle of Dogs – an animated film a couple of Japanese metropolis that deports its canines to a rubbish dump island throughout an outbreak of canine flu.
Bill Murray, who was the voice of one of many canines, collected the award on the gala ceremony on Anderson’s behalf.
“I never thought that I would go to work as a dog and come home with a bear,” he joked as he held the Silver Bear trophy.
Anthony Bajon acquired the award for greatest actor for his function as a drug addict who tries to kick his behavior with the assistance of faith in Cedric Kahn’s La priere (The Prayer).
And Ana Brun acquired the very best actress award for her function as a reclusive girl who finally ends up taxiing older girls round when her associate will get despatched to jail in Marcelo Martinessi’s Las herederas (The Heiresses).
The greatest screenplay award was given to Manuel Alcala and Alonso Ruizpalacios for Museo (Museum) about college students stealing artefacts from Mexico City’s National Museum of Anthropology.
Polish director Malgorzata Szumowska’s Twarz (Mug) – a couple of man who has a face transplant after an accident – took the Silver Bear grand jury prize.
Elena Okopnaya received an award for excellent creative contribution for costume and manufacturing design in Russian director Alexey German Jr.’s biopic Dovlatov in regards to the 20th century author Sergei Dovlatov.
The awards have been determined by a six-person jury headed by German director Tom Tykwer. At the pageant, which runs from Feb 15 to Feb 25, round 400 movies are being screened. Of these, 19 have been competing for the highest Golden Bear prize.
The Berlinale is among the oldest and most prestigious movie festivals within the world. While there was no overarching theme this 12 months, there have been many movies about migration and portraits of artists.