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'Child's Pose' Wins Golden Bear for Best Film at 2013 Berlinale

February 17, 2013 (1:22 am) GMT
While the Romanian drama on corruption and guilt grabs Best Film, David Gordon Green takes home Best Director and Paulina Garcia gets Best Actress at the Berlin International Film Festival.

The top prize of 2013 Berlin International Film Festival goes to Romanian drama "Child's Pose". The movie that gives an insight into corruption endemic in the country was chosen by a panel of judges led by filmmaker Wong Kar-wai as a winner of Golden Bear for Best Film Saturday, February 16.

The movie is directed by Calin Peter Netzer. It revolves around a wealthy domineering woman who sees a chance to regain control over her adult son when he faces manslaughter charges in a fatal accident. The woman uses her social position in Romanian upper class to try to save him from jail.

"The starting-point of this film is my relationship with my mother, but the rest is fiction," Netzer told German television of his inspiration for the dramatic tale. "She has seen it, and she even liked it."

Best Director was awarded to U.S. filmmaker David Gordon Green for his work on comedy "", a remake of Icelandic film "Either Way". It's about two road workers who develop an unlikely friendship while whiling their way through a long, monotonous summer.

Best Actress prize was handed to Chile actress Paulina Garcia for her title role in "". She plays a 58-year-old divorcee who's determined to find happiness as she's bouncing from one party for the singles to another while struggling to overcome disappointment.

Gus Van Sant-directed movie about shale gas drilling, "" were among the Special Mentions. The -starring drama, though didn't win any award, was lauded along with some other films for "the integrity of their vision and their conviction that cinema can make a difference."

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