The members of the international jury of the Berlin Film Festival decided about the winners yesterday. Among the bests, there were two Hungarian winners: Bence Fliegauf’s for Rengeteg – Mindenhol látlak (Forrest – I see you everywhere) and Dénes Nagy for Natural Light (Természetes fény).
The members of the International Jury – Ildikó Enyedi, Nadav Lapid, Adina Pintilie, Mohammad Rasoulof, Gianfranco Rosi and Jasmila Žbanić – have decided on the prizes in the Competition at the 71st Berlinale.
The festive Award Ceremony will take place at the Summer Special (June 9 to 20, 2021).
“The Golden Bear goes to a film which has that rare and essential quality of a lasting art work. It captures on screen the very content and essence, the mind and body, the values and the raw flesh of our present moment in time. Of this very moment of human existence. It does so by provoking the spirit of our time (i.e., zeitgeist), by slapping it, by challenging it to a duel. And while doing that, it also challenges this present moment in cinema, shaking, with the same camera movement, our social and our cinematic conventions. It is an elaborated film as well as a wild one, clever and childish, geometrical and vibrant, imprecise in the best way. It attacks the spectator, evokes disagreement, but leaves no one with a safety distance.” – added the jury.
Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize won the “Guzen to sozo” (Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy) by Ryusuke Hamaguchi.
Silver Bear Jury Prize won the “Herr Bachmann und seine Klasse” (Mr Bachmann and His Class) by Maria Speth.
Silver Bear for Best Director won Dénes Nagy for “Természetes fény” (Natural Light).
Silver Bear for Best Leading Performance won Maren Eggert in “Ich bin dein Mensch” (I’m Your Man) by Maria Schrader.
Silver Bear for Best Supporting Performance Lilla Kizlinger in “Rengeteg – Mindenhol látlak” (Forest – I See You Everywhere) by Bence Fliegauf.
Silver Bear for Best Screenplay won Hong Sangsoo for “Inteurodeoksyeon” (Introduction) by Hong Sangsoo.
Silver Bear for Outstanding Artistic Contribution won Yibrán Asuad for the editing of “Una película de policías” (A Cop Movie) by Alonso Ruizpalacios.