Romanian director Adina Pintilie’s “Touch Me Not,” about a woman struggling with intimacy issues, won the top honor of the Golden Bear at this year’s Berlin Film Festival along with winning a Best First Feature honor.
Polish director Malgorzata Szumowska won the Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize for her drama “Mug,” a film about a young man who undergoes face transplant surgery and is on the receiving end of bigotry. Ruth Beckermann’s “The Waldheim Waltz” won Best Documentary.
Wes Anderson won the Best Director honor for his animated tale “Isle of Dogs”. Marcelo Martinessi’s Paraguayan lesbian drama “The Heiresses” won both the best actress honor for Ana Brun, and the Silver Bear Alfred Bauer Prize for a feature film that opens new perspectives.
Best actor went to Anthony Bajon for playing a former junkie in Cedric Kahn’s “The Prayer”. Finally, the Gael Garcia Bernal-led “Museum” won best screenplay, “Dovlatov” won best costume and production design,