French Documentary On the Adamant won the Golden Bear for Best Film. A documentary by French director Nicolas Philibert that gives an intimate look at the patients and caregivers in a mental health center located on the Seine River in the heart of Paris, has won the 2023 Berlin International Film Festival’s Golden Bear for best film.
The Silver Bear for Best Director went to Philippe Garrel for The Plough, while the Silver Bear for Best Lead Performance notably went to child star Sofia Otero for 20,000 Species of Bees.
This year’s festival also saw Steven Spielberg make the trip to Berlin to accept the honorary Golden Bear for Lifetime Achievement. He delivered a passionate acceptance speech where he reflected on his unique relationship with German audiences and made it clear that he has no plans to retire any time soon.
Golden Bear – “On the Adamant,” Nicolas Philibert
Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize – “Afire,” Christian Petzold
Silver Bear Jury Prize – “Bad Living,” João Canijo
Silver Bear for Best Director – “The Plough,” Philippe Garrel
Silver Bear for Best Lead Performance – “20,000 Species of Bees,” Sofia Otero
Silver Bear for Best Supporting Performance – “Till the End of the Night,” Thea Ehre
Silver Bear for Best Screenplay – “Music,” Angela Schanelec
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