The Berlin Film Festival closed on Saturday with an awards ceremony. The International Jury presented the Golden Bear for Best Film to a Latin American filmmaker for the second year in a row.
The Milk of Sorrow (La Teta asustada), the winner of the Golden Bear, is the second feature from Peruvian director Claudia Llosa. It follows a young girl faced with life in Lima after her mother dies.
The Berlin jury issued a statement saying that “this year’s competition presents a broad range of films whose central aim consists in exploring ways to further the interpretation and understanding of important topics of our time. Therefore the jury has decided to award prizes to those efforts which achieve a balance between the political statement and the poetic form.”
Here are the winners in the major categories. The full list of winners is available at www.berlinale.de.
DAAD SHORT FILM PRIZE
The Illusion, dir. by Susana Barriga
FIPRESCI PRIZE – COMPETITION
La Teta asustada (The Milk of Sorrow)