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Berlinale 2012: Prize winners: Golden Bear goes to Taviani Doc

22 February, 2012 - Anna Franklin
Berlinale 2012: Prize winners: Golden Bear goes to Taviani Doc

The 62 Berlinale awarded its highest honour to a to a documentary by the veteran Italian directing team Paolo and Vittorio Taviani for their docu-drama Caesar Must Die about a group of criminals performing Shakespeare in a prison. Taviani's also picked up the Ecumenical Jury prize.

In a year that critics agreed presented an outstandingly high level of films in competition the second highest honour went to Hungarian auteur Bence Fliegauf for Just the Wind.   Fliegauf's drama about a day in the life of a Roma family and based on a true story of a series of murders of Roma in Hungary.  The film also picked up the Amnesty International and the Peace Prizes.  The director depicts with great humanity the lives of the Roma who are shown as vulnerable, constantly on the run and subjected to daily humiliation in society. The jury was headed by veteran British director Mike Leigh.

Central Europeans benefited from their policies of funding minority coproductions with Croatia, Slovenia, Macedonia and Romania all scoring wins with coproductions in the Panorama section.  The Parade, a Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian, Slovenian coproduction directed by Srdjan Dragojevic won the main Panorama Audience Award while Diaz-Don't Clean Up This Blood by Italian director Daniele Vicari, a Romanian coproduction, took second prize in the same section.   

The Parade which depicts an attempt to hold a gay pride parade in the macho culture of Serbia also won the Else Readers Choice award of the gay and lesbian magazine Siegessaule.  The film takes a humourous look at both homophobia and homosexuals as the world of gangsters and gays clashes against the backdrop of Belgrade's ethnic mix of Serbs, Croatians, Bosnian Muslims and Kosovars.

The documentary Diaz-Don't Clean Up This Blood looks at the shocking and brutal police suppression of protestors at the G8 Summit in Genoa that resulted in numerous injuries and one death.

62 Berlinale 2012 Prize Winners
Main Competition

Golden Bear: Grand Prize: Caesar Must Die by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani
Silver Bear: Jury Prize: Just the Wind by Bence Fliegauf (Hungary) Produced by Inforg-M&M Film (
Best Director: Christian Petzold for Barbara
Best Actress: Rachel Mwanza for War Witch
Best Actor: Mikkel Boe Folsgaard for A Royal Affair
Best Screenplay: Arcel and Rasmus Heisterberg for A Royal Affair
Outstanding Artistic Achievement: Luta Reitemeier for cinematography in White Deer Plain directed by Wang Quanan
Alfred Bauer Prize: Tabu by Miguel Gomes
Special Mention: Sister by Ursula Meier

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