61st Berlinale - Berlin International Film Festival

61st Berlinale - Berlin International Film Festival, Germany (February 10 - February 20, 2011)

Hungarian Béla Tarr's The Turin Horse (A Torinói Ló) has been awarded the FIPRESCI Prize as best film in competition. Even in such a demanding competition as the Berlinale's 2011 edition, The Turin Horse was the single entry that the jury could call cinema. The jury presented also prizes to films shown in parallel sections.    

Panorama: Top Floor Left Wing (Dernier étage gauche gauche) by Angelo Cianci (France, Luxemburg, 2010).

Forum: Heaven's Story by Zeze Takahisa (Japan, 2010). Aside from the Japanese FIPRESCI winner, the few glints of life from a disappointingly flat Forum selection came mainly from documentaries.

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FIPRESCI PRIZE

Top Floor Left Wing Dernier étage gauche gauche Top Floor Left Wing
(France, Luxembourg, 2010, 110 mins) Jury: Diego Lerer (Argentina) , Kenichi Okubo (Japan) , Joao Antunes (Portugal) , Jurica Pavicić (Croatia) , Ingeborg Bratoeva-Daraktchieva (Bulgaria) , Daniela Sannwald (Germany) , Carmen Gray (Great Britain) , Gulnara Abikeyeva (Kazakhstan) , Silvia Hallensleben (Germany)
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Heaven's Story Hevunzu sutôrî Heaven's Story
(Japan, 2010, 278 mins)
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The Turin Horse A torinói ló The Turin Horse
(Hungary, France, Germany, Switzerland, USA, 2011, 146 mins)
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The Hard Beauty of Our Life

by João Antunes

For the last thirty years, Hungarian filmmaker Béla Ta... read more

"Heaven's Story"

by Gulnara Abikeyeva

Nowadays cinema has replaced various genres of art to ... read more

The Power of Denial

by Jurica Pavicić

After the closing ceremony of the 61st Berlinale, most... read more

Closed Spaces, Virtual Places

by Ingeborg Bratoeva-Daraktchieva

Films in the Panorama section traditionally focus on c... read more

The Few Glints of Life

by Carmen Gray

Aside from the hugely ambitious, visually arresting an... read more

It Shows Death at Work

by Silvia Hallensleben

A funeral procession, filmed from the local spire high... read more