Film critiquing Iranian death penalty wins Berlin’s Golden Bear

“There Is No Evil,” a research of capital punishment filmed in secret defiance of Iranian authorities censorship by director Mohammad Rasoulof, gained the Berlin Film Festival’s Golden Bear award on Saturday.

Mr. Rasoulof, whose movie explores the ethical dilemmas thrust on these chosen to hold out executions and the results of defiance for them and people round them, was unable to go away Iran to select up the award due to propaganda prices he faces in relation to earlier movies.

“This is for him,” mentioned his daughter Baran, who stars within the movie and picked up the award on his behalf. Producer Farzad Pak added due to the solid and crew “who put their lives in danger to be in this film.”

Jury president Jeremy Irons described the movie as “four stories showing the web an authoritarian regime weaves among ordinary people, drawing them towards inhumanity,” including that the movie “asks questions about our own responsibility and choices we all make in life.”

The second-place Silver Bear went to Eliza Hittman’s “Never Rarely Sometimes Always!”, the story of two youngsters from the agricultural U.S. defying anti-abortion activists, poverty, bodily and psychological harassment and costly healthcare to acquire the being pregnant termination one among them wants.

Hong Sangsoo gained a finest director Silver Bear for The Woman Who Ran, a miniature about feminine friendship, loneliness, males who intrude, and a cat who, filmed washing itself and yawning, diminished audiences to stitches of laughter.

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