Berlin 2014: ‘Black Coal, Thin Ice’ wins the Golden Bear

The 64th Berlin Film Festival drew to a close tonight with its prestigious annual awards ceremony, rewarding the cream of this year’s crop with the International Jury’s highest accolades. Headed up by American producer extraordinaire James Schamus, and featuring American actress Greta Gerwig and French director Michel Gondry, the Jury presented the coveted Golden Bear (the festival’s top honour) to Chinese director Diao Yinan’s noir thriller Black Coal, Thin Ice, which also won Liao Fan the award for Best Actor. The Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize went to Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel, whilst Richard Linklater won Best Director for Boyhood and Haru Kuroki Best Actress for Yoji Yamada’s The Little House.

A full list of all of Berlinale 2014’s Bear winners can be found below:

Golden Bear
Black Coal, Thin Ice, dir. Diao Yinan

Silver Bear Grand Jury Prix
The Grand Budapest Hotel, dir. Wes Anderson

Silver Bear Alfred Bauer Prize
Life of Riley, dir Alain Resnais

Silver Bear for Best Director:
Richard Linklater, dir. Boyhood

Silver Bear for Best Actress
Haru Kuroki, The Little House

Silver Bear for Best Actor
Liao Fan, Black Coal, Thin Ice

Silver Bear for Best Script
Dietrich & Anna Brüggemann, Stations of the Cross

Silver Bear for Outstanding Artistic Contribution
Zeng Jian (Cinematography), Blind Massage

Golden Bear Best Short Film
As Long as Shotguns Remain, dir. Caroline Poggi, Jonathan Vinel

Silver Bear Jury Prize Short Film
Laborat, dir. Guillaume Cailleau

The 2014 Berlin Film Festival takes place from 6-16 February. For more of our coverage, simply follow this link.

Daniel Green