Romanian director gets the Berlinale’s Silver Bear for historical drama Aferim!

Romanian film director Radu Jude won the Silver Bear for Best Director at the Berlin Film festival this year for his black & white historical drama Aferim!. Jude shared the prize ex aequo with Malgorzata Szumowska for the film Body.

The Romanian film was also in the race for the Best Actor award, with actor Teodor Corban in the cards to land the award, which however went to Tom Courtenay in 45 Years.

The Golden Bear for Best Film went to Taxi by Jafar Panahi, while the international Jury’s Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize went to El Club by Pablo Larraín. The full list of awards given by the international jury is here.

The other Romanian film in the competition, Tudor Giurgiu’s De ce eu/Why me, did not make it among the winners of the FIPRESCI jury. The film was in the race at the Panorama section, but Hamed Rajabi’s A Minor Leap Down won the prize. The full independent jury prizes are here.

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