The main prize, Berlinale received drama about the employees of the slaughterhouse

Ildiko Enyedi

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The main prize of the Berlin film festival received the Hungarian drama “body and soul” directed by Ildiko Enyedi. This tape managed to beat the movie “beyond hope”, originally considered a favorite

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the film “body and soul” won the “Golden bear” the Berlin festival, leaving in second place the ribbon “On the other side of hope” by Finnish Director Aki Kaurismaki. The winner of the main award – a film about the Director of a slaughterhouse in Budapest and the woman who works there as an inspector in quality. He falls in love with a co-worker, and at night they dream the same dream in which they are deer wandering in the winter woods.

For Aniedi this is the second big award in his career. In 1989 she won the prize of “Golden camera” at the Cannes film festival for the film “My twentieth century”, one of the main roles in which was played by Oleg Yankovsky.

Initially the favorite, Berlinale considered Kaurismaki’s “beyond hope” about the Syrian refugee, who is trying to stay and live in Finland.

The award, named in honor of the founder of the Berlin festival of Alfred Bauer, was the film of Polish Director Agnieszka Holland’s “the mark of the beast”. Grand Prix of the jury went to the film “up” directed by Alain Gomis about the singer from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

In the entire history of the Berlin festival twice the main prize went to Soviet film. In 1987, the “Golden bear” was directed by Gleb Panfilov for the “Subject” Mikhail Ulyanov in a leading role. In 1977 the award was the film “the Ascent” with Vladimir Gostyuhin – war drama based on the novel by Vasil Bykov.

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