Jafar Panahi’s ‘Taxi’ wins Golden Bear at 2015 Berlin Film Festival

02.14.15 2 years ago 2 Comments

The 65th annual Berlin International Film Festival has drawn to a close with Darren Aronofsky's jury settling on awards for films in competition. Jafar Panahi's “Taxi” walked away with top honors, while the “45 Years” duo of Tom Courtenay and Charlotte Rampling won acting honors.

Following big lifts for films like “Boyhood” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel” at the 2014 edition, however, this year's fest didn't sound as loud a thunderclap. But the current Oscar season was still on the brain for reviewers who couldn't resist noting a film like “Victoria's” place in the wake of “Birdman” (the Sebastian Schipper heist thriller was filmed in one continuous take and picked up a prize Saturday for cinematography).

Check out the full list of Berlinale winners below.

Golden Bear (Best Film)
Jafar Panahi, “Taxi”

Silver Bear (Grand Jury Prize)
Pablo Larrain, “El Club”

Silver Bear (Best Director)
Radu Jude, “Aferim!”
Malgorzata Szumowska, “Body”

Silver Bear (Best Actor)
Tom Courtenay, “45 Years”

Silver Bear (Best Actress)
Charlotte Rampling, “45 Years”

Silver Bear (Best Screenplay)
Patricio Guzman, “The Pearl Button”

Silver Bear
Alfred Bauer Prize for a feature film that opens new perspectives
“Ixcanul”

Silver Bear
Outstanding Artistic Contribution in the categories camera, editing, music score, costumes or set design
Sturla Brandth Grovlen, Cinematographer, “Victoria”
Sergey Mikhalchuk and Evgeniy Privin, Cinematographers, “Under Electric Clouds”

Best First Feature Award
Gabriel Ripstein, “600 Miles”

Audi Short Film Award
Momoko Seto, “Planet Sigma”

Golden Bear (Best Short Film)
Na Young-kil, “Hosanna”

Silver Bear Jury Prize (Short Film)
Joanna Arnow, “Bad At Dancing”

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