On the last day of the Berlinale, Johannes Lehnen attends the awards ceremony and says goodbye.
After the gala is before the gala. After the DFJW prizes were awarded came the big event: the awarding of the Golden Bears in the Berlinale-Palast. In the sixth row! A seat behind Christian Petzold, two behind Andrea Sawatzki. And Katja Riemann directly to my left.
The awarding of the Bears is harmonious, though I thought “Camille Claudel 1915″ was better than the press did. The doubts about “Prince Avalanche,” however, I can get behind. The Golden Bear is for “Child’s Pose,” and the film earned it, though I found “An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker” more fascinating. It made sense that it got the Jury Grand Prix Award, as well as the prize for Best Actor.