The 73rd Berlinale ends with a big (but not unpleasant) surprise: the only documentary in the competition is awarded the festival’s biggest prize by Kristen Stewart and her co-judges…
After ten days at the festival, the seven-member jury decided which of the 18 films (five from Germany) should receive a silver or even a gold bear in the official competition. This year’s jury was led by indie icon and it-girl superstar Kristen Stewart (“Spencer”).
Also judges were Iranian-French actress Golshifteh Farahani, German director Valeska Grisebach, American-American casting director Francine Maisler, Japanese director Johnnie To, Romanian director Radu Jude (Golden Bear 2021 for “Bad Luck Banging”) and the Spanish director Carla Simón (Golden Bear 2022 for (“Alcarràs – The Last Harvest”).
The Golden Bear for Best Picture…
…goes to this year”Sur l’Adamant” by Nicholas Philibert
After the Golden Lion for “All The Beauty And The Bloodshed”, the main prize of the second major festival in a row goes to a documentary: the French director Nicolas Philibert shot “Sur l’Adamant” as a prelude to a trilogy about different perspectives on the spiritual medicine: A day center for mentally ill adults is located on the wooden ship of the same name Adamant, which is firmly anchored in the Seine in Paris. On about 650 square meters, a colorful crowd gathers here every day, who accompanied Philibert for several months in the summer and autumn of 2021.
The other bears
Silver Bear for Outstanding Artistic Achievement: Hélène Louvart for the cinematography of Disco Boy
Silver Bear for Best Screenplay: Angela Schanelec for “Music”
Silver Bear for Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Thea Honor for “Till the End of the Night”
Silver Bear for Best Actor in a Leading Role: Sofia Otero for “20,000 Species of Bees”
Silver Bear for Best Director: Philippe Garrel for “Le Grand Chariot”
Jury Award Silver Bear: Bad life by João Canijo
Grand Jury Prize Silver Bear: “Red Sky” by Christian Petzold
The CELEBTAP ranking of competition films
Not only have we seen all 18 films from this year’s Berlinale competition, we have also published a detailed film review of all 18 films on CELEBTAP. That’s why we don’t award Gold or Silver Bears, but we do award them Our ranking of all 18 contest entries – from the outstanding masterpiece (5 stars!) to the lead art chatter (2 stars):
“Past Lives” by Celine Song » review (5 stars)”Red Sky” by Christian Petzold » review (4 stars)”Suzame” by Makoto Shinkai » review (4 stars)”The Shadowless Tower” by Zhang Lu » review (4 stars)”Music” by Angela Schanelec » review (4 stars)”Le Grand Chariot” by Philippe Garrel » review (4 stars)”Bad Living” by João Canijo » review (4 stars)”Limbo ” by Ivan Sen » review ( 3.5 stars) “Until the end of the night” by Christoph Hochhäusler » review (3.5 stars) “BlackBerry” by Matt Johnson » review (3.5 stars) “Disco Boy “ by Giacomo Abbruzzese » review (3, 5 stars) “Sur l’Adamant ” by Nicolas Philibert » review (3.5 stars) “Tótem” by Lila Avilés » review (3 stars) “20,000 species of bees” by Estibaliz Urresola Solaguren » review (3 stars) “The Survival Of Kindness” by Rolf De Heer » review (2.5 stars) “Ingeborg Bachmann – Reise in die Wüste” by Margarethe von Trotta » review (2.5 stars) “Manodrome” by John Tr engove » to the review (2 stars)”Art College 1994″ by Liu Jian » to the review (2 stars)