French director Nicolas Philibert poses with the “Golden Bear for Best Film" for the film "Sur l'Adamant" (On the Adamant) after the awards ceremony of the 73rd Berlin International Film Festival Berlinale in Berlin on Saturday. AFP
"On the Adamant", coming more than 20 years after Philibert's acclaimed education documentary "To Be and To Have", is about a floating day-care centre for people with psychiatric problems on the Seine in Paris.
Thanking the jury, Philibert, 72, said "that documentary can be considered to be cinema in its own right touches me deeply".
French director Nicolas Philibert (right) gestures after winning the "Golden Bear for Best Film" in Berlin. AFP
On a night full of surprises, the festival's gender-neutral acting prize was awarded to an eight-year-old, Spain's Sofia Otero.
The young actress won the prize for playing a transgender child in "20,000 Species of Bees", the feature debut from Spanish director Estibaliz Urresola Solaguren.
Critics have lavished praise on the film. Screen Daily, for one, predicted that "arthouse audiences worldwide should respond to the pathos, breadth and humanity of a film that takes a while to build but, when it does, never loses its grip".
Otero, who fought back tears when collecting the award, later told journalists she was "very grateful, very happy".
Though her film 'For Sama' did not win the gong for best documentary, she hopes it will spotlight the horrifying, poignant plight of Syrians hit by the nine-year-old conflict in her country.
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Ibrahim Mohammed BuMelha, Advisor to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum for Cultural and Humanitarian Affairs and Chairman of the Jury for His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s
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