Berlin Film Festival: The Golden Bear award goes to China’s ‘Black Coal, Thin Ice’
Jury Prize awarded to ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’
As the only film to pick up more than one award, Black Coal, Thin Ice's lead actor Liao Fan also received the 'Silver Bear' for his performance in the crime drama.
Richard Linklater also received a 'Silver Bear' for best director for his film Boyhood which stars Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette. Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel won the festival's Grand Jury Prize, with Japanese actress Haru Kuroki being honoured for her performance in Yoji Yamada's Japanese Family drama The Little House. Other wins included Alain Resnais' Life of Riley that took the Alfred Bauer Prize for 'Feature Film to open New Perspectives', German drama Stations of the Cross by Dietrich Brueggemann won the 'Silver Bear' for best script and also Lou Yes's Chinese entry Blind Massage won 'Outstanding Artistic Contribution for Cinematography'.
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Over 1,600 guests attended the closing ceremony with James Schamus as head of the Jury. This year's festival also set a new record with 330,000 tickets being sold – more than ever before.
Black Coal, Thin Ice