“On The Adamant” Wins Golden Bear – Deadline

The winners were announced at the 73rd Berlin Film Festival, with On the Adamante by Nicolas Philibert winning the coveted Golden Bear for best film in the festival’s International Competition. Scroll down for the full list of winners, which was revealed on Saturday evening at the Berlinale Palast.

The film relates a unique nursery in the heart of Paris which welcomes adults suffering from mental disorders, offers them care that anchors them in time and space and helps them recover or keep their spirits up.

Introducing the film, Jury President Kristen Stewart said the picture was “masterfully crafted” and acted as “cinematic proof of the vital necessity of human expression”.

Among the other winners of the International Competition, Philippe Garrel won the Silver Bear for best director for his latest photo. The Great Chariot (The Plow). Garrel dedicated the award to the late filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard. The Silver Bear Jury Prize was won by Joᾶo Canijo for Bad Life (Mal Viver) (the review here), and German filmmaker Christian Petzold won the Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize for his latest picture red sky. Review here.

Berlin introduced gender-neutral acting awards in 2021, and this year’s Silver Bear winner for best lead performance went to child actor Sofía Ortero for her first screen performance in 20,000 species of bees, and the Silver Bear for Best Supporting Actor went to Thea Ehre for Until the end of the night.

German filmmaker Angela Schanelec won the Silver Bear for Best Screenplay for Music and French cinematographer Hélène Louvart won the Silver Bear for Outstanding Artistic Contribution for her work in disco boy by Giacomo Abbruzzese.

Apart from the main competition, the ecumenical jury of the festival awarded the first prize of the competition to Lila Avilés TotemLeah Fehner’s Midwives (Midwives) won the Panorama award, and that of Mehran Tamadon Jaii keh khoda nist (Where God is not) at the top of the forum. The special mention of the jury was On the Adamant by Nicolas Philibert.

The ceremony was a relatively simple affair, with the festival jury and guests arriving on the red carpet as the Berlin sky opened up and the sleet began to pour. Elsewhere, early on Saturday morning, Sira by Apolline Traoré was announced winner of the Panorama Audience Award for best feature film, while City of Kokomo by D. Smith won the audience award in the Panorama Dokumente section.

This year the festival opened with Rebecca Miller’s latest film She came to mewith Peter Dinklage, Marisa Tomei, Joanna Kulig, Brian d’Arcy James and Anne Hathaway.

Billed as an exploration of “love in all its forms,” the pic is set in New York City and follows composer Steven Lauddem (Dinklage), who is creatively stuck and unable to complete the score for his grand opera of feedback. At the request of his wife Patricia (Anne Hathaway), formerly his therapist, he goes in search of inspiration. What he discovers, reads the synopsis, is much more than he bargained for or imagined.

The film was screened out of competition as part of a special gala at the Berlinale Palast.

Actress Kristen Stewart led the jury for the international competition. She was joined by French-Iranian actress Golshifteh Farahani, German director Valeska Grisebach, Romanian director Radu Jude, American casting director and producer Francine Maisler, Spanish director Carla Simón and iconic Hong Kong director and producer Johnnie. To.

This year’s Golden Bear of Honor went to Steven Spielberg. The legendary Jaws The director received the award in person on Tuesday, where he gave a rousing speech at the Berlinale Palast.

Check out the list of winners below:

International Jury Prize
Silver Bear for Outstanding Artistic Contribution
Hélène Louvart for the cinematography in disco boy.

Best Screenplay Silver Bear
Angela Schanelec for Music

Silver Bear for Best Supporting Performance
Thea Ehre for Until the end of the night

Silver Bear for Best Leading Performance
Sofia Ortero for 20,000 species of bees

Silver Bear for Best Director
Philippe Garrel for The big cart (The Great Bear)

Silver Bear Jury Prize
Bad Life (Mal Viver) by Joᾶo Canijo

Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize
Red Sky by Christian Petzold

Best Picture Golden Bear
On the Adamante by Nicolas Philibert

Meeting Jury
Special Jury Prize
Orlando, my political biography by Paul B. Preciado
samsara by Lois Patino

Best Director
Tatiana Huezo

Best Film Award
Here by Bas Devos

GWFF Award for Best First Feature Film
The Klezmer Project (In me I dance) by Leandro Koch and Paloma Schachmann

Berlinale Documentary Award
echo by Tatiana Huezo

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