Chinese thriller "Black Coal, Thin Ice" wins Berlin Fest (video)

Chinese thriller

PanARMENIAN.Net - Berlin International Film Festival announced 2014 winners. Chinese thriller "Black Coal, Thin Ice" grabbed Golden Bear Best Film, while Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel" picked up Silver Bear for Jury Grand Prix. "Black Coal" cast member Liao Fan additionally won Best Actor, AceShowbiz reported.

"Black Coal" follows an overweight detective on the trail of a serial killer. "It's really hard to believe this dream has come true," director Diao Yinan said as he was stunned by his win. Last year's big winner was Romanian film "Child's Pose".

Best Actress, meanwhile, went to Japanese star Haru Kuroki for "The Little House". Richard Linklater managed to take home Best Director for "Boyhood". The film is also the winner for Prize of The Guild of German Art House Cinemas. As for Audience Award, it is awarded to Ethiopian movie "Difret".

The 64th Berlin International Film Festival ran for 11 days from February 6 to 16. Around 400 films have been screened at the event, with 23 of them in the competition category. On Friday, Feb 14 British director Ken Loach was presented with an Honorary Golden Bear.

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