Chinese 'Black Coal, Thin Ice' wins Golden Bear in Berlin International Film Festival

Reuters, Sunday 16 Feb 2014

Black Coal, Thin Ice
Photo: Still from 'Black Coal, Thin Ice', winner of Golden Bear in Berlin International Film Festival 2014

The Chinese film "Bai Ri Yan Huo" (Black Coal, Thin Ice) won the Golden Bear for best picture at the Berlin International Film Festival on Saturday, while American Richard Linklater was namd Best Director for his film "Boyhood".

Liao Fan won the prize for best actor in "Black Coal, Thin Ice" while Haru Kuroki won best actress for her role in the Japanese film "The Little House".

The awards were decided by an eight-person jury headed by American director and producer James Schamus after a festival lasting 11 days in which some 400 films were screened, 23 of them in the competition category.

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