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BERLINALE 2020 Awards

Our Lady of the Nile and Sweet Thing win the Crystal Bears in Berlin’s Generation

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- BERLINALE 2020: My Name Is Baghdad received the Grand Prix of the international jury in the 14plus section, while The Wolves won it in the Kplus section

Our Lady of the Nile and Sweet Thing win the Crystal Bears in Berlin’s Generation
Our Lady of the Nile by Atiq Rahimi

The awards for the Generation 14plus section of the 70th Berlin Film Festival have been unveiled.

The members of the Youth Jury Generation 14plus have awarded the Crystal Bear for the Best Film to French-Belgian-Rwandan co-production Our Lady of the Nile [+see also:
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, helmed by French-Afghan director Atiq Rahimi, already world-premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last September. A Special Mention was given to British documentary White Riot [+see also:
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by Rubika Shah, world-premiered at the London Film Festival last October. The Grand Prix for the Best Film from the Generation 14plus International Jury went to Brazilian film My Name Is Baghdad, directed by Caru Alves de Souza, and a special mention was given to Voices in the Wind by Japanese master Nobuhiro Suwa.

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On the other hand, the Crystal Bear of the Generation Kplus section was bestowed upon US title Sweet Thing directed by Alexandre Rockwell, while Australian title H Is for Happiness by John Sheedy received the Special Mention. Meanwhile, Mexican title The Wolves, directed by Samuel Kishi Leopo, received the Grand Prix of the Generation Kplus International Jury, and Cuties [+see also:
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by France's Maïmouna Doucouré and Mum, Mum, Mum by Argentina's Sol Berruezo Pichon-Rivière received a Special Mention.

The list of awards:

Generation 14plus

Crystal Bear
Our Lady of the Nile [+see also:
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 - Atiq Rahimi (France/Belgium/Rwanda)
Special Mention
White Riot [+see also:
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- Rubika Shah (UK)

Crystal Bear for the Best Short Film
Mutts - Halima Ouardiri (Canada/Morocco)
Special Mention
Goodbye Golovin
 - Mathieu Grimard (Canada)

Grand Prix of the Generation 14plus International Jury
My Name Is Baghdad - Caru Alves de Souza (Brazil)
Special Mention
Voices in the Wind - Nobuhiro Suwa (Japan)

Special Prize of the Generation 14plus International Jury for the Best Short Film
Mutts - Halima Ouardiri
Special Mention
White Winged Horse
- Mahyar Mandegar (Iran)

Generation Kplus

Crystal Bear
Sweet Thing - Alexandre Rockwell (US)
Special Mention
H Is for Happiness - John Sheedy (Australia)

Crystal Bear for the Best Short Film
The Name of the Son - Martina Matzkin (Argentina)
Special Mention
Miss - Amira Géhanne Khalfallah (Algeria/France)

Grand Prix of the Generation Kplus International Jury
The Wolves - Samuel Kishi Leopo (Mexico)
Special Mention
Cuties [+see also:
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interview: Maïmouna Doucouré
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- Maïmouna Doucouré (France)
Mum, Mum, Mum - Sol Berruezo Pichon-Rivière (Argentina)

Special Prize of the Generation Kplus International Jury for the Best Short Film
The Name of the Son - Martina Matzkin
Special Mention
The Kites - Seyed Payam Hosseini (Iran)

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