Il Berlinale Summer Special annuncia i vincitori dei suoi premi del pubblico
- L'edizione speciale del festival, che si è svolta dal 9 al 20 giugno, ha visto trionfare Mr Bachmann and His Class di Maria Speth e The Last Forest di Luiz Bolognesi
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It’s a wrap for the 2021 Berlinale Summer Special (9-20 June). The event, which took place over the course of 11 nights in 16 open-air cinemas in the German capital, saw the participation of most of the invited cast and crew members, who were able to physically attend the screenings of their films.
The festival was brought to a close by the announcement of the winners of the Audience Awards. For the newly introduced Competition Audience Award, viewers were able to choose the winning movie from among 15 titles, and 8,498 ballots were counted. Meanwhile, the winner of the Panorama Audience Award, which has been voted on since 1999, was selected from among 16 films, and 5,658 ballots were counted. Both prizes were presented by the Berlin International Film Festival together with radioeins and RBB Television, and were handed out during two ceremonies that took place yesterday, 20 June. The Berlinale’s executive director, Mariette Rissenbeek, and artistic director, Carlo Chatrian, handed over the Competition Audience Award, whilst Michael Stütz and radioeins programme director Robert Skuppin presented the winners of the Panorama Audience Award with their trophies.
The Competition Audience Award went to Maria Speth’s Mr Bachmann and His Class [+leggi anche:
scheda film] (Germany). Set in a city with a complex history of both excluding and integrating foreigners, it follows a charismatic teacher who provides his pupils, all coming from different countries originally, with the key to feeling at home in Germany and becoming citizens of the world. Second and third place went to Maria Schrader’s I’m Your Man [+leggi anche:
intervista: Maria Schrader
scheda film] (Germany), and Behtash Sanaeeha and Maryam Moghaddam’s Ballad of a White Cow [+leggi anche:
scheda film] (Iran/France), respectively.
Next, the Panorama Audience Award went to The Last Forest (Brazil), directed by Luiz Bolognesi. In powerful images, alternating between documentary observation and staged sequences, and dense soundscapes, the director documented the indigenous community of the Yanomami and depicted their threatened natural environment in the Amazon rainforest. Finally, second and third place in the category went to Eliane Raheb’s Miguel’s War [+leggi anche:
scheda film] (Lebanon/Germany/Spain) and Monika Treut’s Genderation [+leggi anche:
scheda film] (Germany), respectively.
Here is the full list of Berlinale Audience Award winners:
Competition Audience Award
Panorama Audience Award
The Last Forest - Luiz Bolognesi (Brazil)
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