At the 68th Berlin International Film Festival on Saturday, the Silver Bear award for best director was given to US director Wes Anderson for “Isle of Dogs” - an animated movie about a Japanese city that deports its dogs to a garbage dump island during an outbreak of canine flu.
Bill Murray, who was the voice of one of the dogs, collected the award at the gala ceremony on Anderson’s behalf.
“I never thought that I would go to work as a dog and come home with a bear,” he joked as he held the Silver Bear trophy.
Here are the winners of the main prizes awarded Saturday at the 68th Berlin film festival:
- Golden Bear for best film:
"Touch Me Not", Adina Pintilie, Romania/Germany/Czech Republic/Bulgaria/France
- Jury Grand Prix Silver Bear:
"Twarz" (Mug), Malgorzata Szumowska, Poland
- Silver Bear for best director:
"Isle of Dogs", Wes Anderson, Britain/Germany
- Silver Bear for best actress:
Ana Brun in "Las Herederas" (The Heiresses), Marcelo Martinessi, Paraguay/Germany/Uruguay/Norway/ Brazil/France
- Silver Bear for best actor:
Anthony Bajon in "La Priere" (The Prayer), Cedric Kahn, France
- Silver Bear for best screenplay:
Manuel Alcala and Alonso Ruizpalacios for "Museo" (Museum), Mexico
- Silver Bear Alfred Bauer Prize for work that opens new perspectives:
"Las Herederas" (The Heiresses)
- Best documentary:
"Waldheims Walzer" (The Waldheim Waltz), Ruth Beckermann, Austria
- Best first feature film:
"Touch Me Not"
- Golden Bear for best short film:
"The Men Behind the Wall", Ines Moldavsky, Israel
- Teddy for best feature film with gay or lesbian context:
"Tinta Bruta" (Hard Paint), Marcio Reolon and Filipe Matzembacher, Brazil
- Teddy for best documentary film with gay or lesbian context:
"Bixa Travesty" (Tranny Fag), Claudia Priscilla and Kiko Goifman, Brazil