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Calvary, Boyhood win Berlin prizes

Calvary, Boyhood win Berlin prizes

Other winners of the independent jury awards at the Berlin Film Festival include Stations of the Cross, At Home and documentary The Square.

Ahead of this evening’s glitzy Berlinale awards ceremony, when the winners of the coveted Golden and Silver Bears will be announced, the festival has revealed films chosen for additional prizes by the Independent Juries.

Richard Linklater’s Boyhood, which was shot over a 12-year period and topped Screen’s jury grid, picked up two awards: the Prize of the Guild Of German Art House Cinemas and the Berliner Morgenpost Readers’ Jury Award.

The Ecumenical Jury named Dietrich Brüggemann’s Stations of the Cross (Kreuzweg) best Competition film; John Michael McDonagh’s Calvary best film in the Panorama strand; and Athanasios Karanikolas At Home (Sto spiti) best Forum film.

Jehane Noujaim’s documentary The Square (Al midan), about the ongoing uprising in Egypt, added to its growing haul of festival prizes with the Amnesty

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