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Festivals & events

21 February 2005 à 13:02

"Va, vis et deviens" picks up the Audience Award at Berlin

With nine films in the Official Competition, including five French co-productions, as well as six films in the Panorama Section and seven in the Forum Section, French cinema was particularly well represented at this year's Berlin International Film Festival. Catherine Deneuve, André Téchiné, Robert Guédiguian, Jalil Lespert, Alain Corneau, Jacques Audiard, Romain Duris, Olivier Ducastel, Jacques Martineau, Valéria Bruni-Tedeschi, Radu Mihaileanu and Claire Denis were present, among many others, at the event.

Alexandre Desplat won the Silver Bear for Best Music for "De battre mon coeur s'est arrêté" ("The Beat That My Heart Skipped") by Jacques Audiard. The film by Radu Mihaileanu, "Va, vis et deviens" ("Live and Become"), presented in the Panorama Section, scooped up numerous awards: the Audience Award, the Ecumenical Award and the Label of Europe Award (Europa Cinema/jointly with "Crustacés et coquillages" ["Mariscos Beach"] by Olivier Ducastel and Jacques Martineau). Two French co-productions, "The Wayward Cloud" by Tsai Ming Liang, in competition, and "Massaker" by Monika Borgmann, Lokman Slim and Hermann Theiben, in the Panorama Section, were awarded the FIPRESCI Prize. And finally, also in the Panorama Section, "Les Mauvais Joueurs" by Frédéric Balekdjian (Pyramide Productions) received the LVT - Manfred Salzgeber Prize.

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Berlin International Film Festival - 2005

Type : Feature film and short film festival

Theme : All films