Ashghar Farhadi director of "Nader and Simin: A Separation"
The movie directed by Ashghar Farhadi portrays a marriage in
crisis and explores Iran's class divisions and a clash between traditional and
modern ways of living and thinking.
In his acceptance speech, Farhadi paid tribute to fellow Iranian film maker Jafar Panahi, who was unable to come to Berlin after being sentenced to six years in jail and banned from film-making and traveling for 20 years on charges of anti-government activity. Panahi won the best director award in 2009 for his movie "About Elly ."
Silver Bear - Best Actress
to the actress-ensemble in Nader And Simin, A Separation
Sareh Bayat, Sarina Farhadi, Leila Hatami
The runner-up prize, the Silver Bear, was awarded to Hungarian
director Bela Tarr's for "The Turin Horse ."
German film maker Ulrich Koehler won this year's best director award for his movie "Sleeping Sickness," while American director Joshua Marston and his co-writer Andamion Murataj took the best screenplay award for "The Forgiveness of Blood ," a drama set in Albania.
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