The Romanian film Child's Pose on 16 February 2013 bagged the coveted Golden Bear prize for best film at the 63rd Berlin film festival. The Romanian drama is about a dominating mother using her social position to try to save her son from jail.
The awards ceremony brought to a close the 11-day cinema showcase, where hundreds of movies were screened across Berlin.
US independent director David Gordon Green won the Silver Bear best director award for his movie Prince Avalanche.
The movie, the only comedy movie among the 19 contenders at the festival, features Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch in the lead roles as highway maintenance workers in Texas at a crossroads in their lives.
The Silver Bear for best actress was won by Chile’s Paulina Garcia for her role in Gloria. The movie is a feel-good movie about a middle-aged divorcee who refuses to give up her search for happiness. Best screenplay was picked up by Closed Curtain. It was directed by Iranian dissident director Jafar Panahi and his longtime collaborator Kambuzia Partovi, a film made in defiance of a ban by authorities in Tehran.
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