Berlinale-2017 summed up the results, surprise and justify someone’s expectations only partly
BERLIN. Aki Kaurismaki was the best director at the festival ended, but left without the main prize.
Despite the unpredictability of the Berlinale, sometimes ascending to Olympus is not the best tape and do not notice the obvious masterpieces in the verdict of the jury, most cinephiles this year, no doubt. In the role of favorite and universal favorite was this time the Finn Aki Kaurismaki (Aki Kaurismaki), which debuted in 2017 in the competition program of the Berlin Film Festival. Film Toivon tuolla puolen ( «Beyond Hope») seemed to be the ideal candidate to win, connecting topical plot, irony and charm absurd. Kaurismaki opposes his painting pessimists and opponents of the integration of millions of refugees into European society. He sees in this situation a disaster, as many, but a chance for the manifestation of compassion and humanity. In this he agrees with Angela Merkel. History Syrian Khaled, who became his for the shelter of his Finns, seasoned trademark subtle humor, which is so fond admirers of Kaurismaki.
Toivon tuolla puolen - the second part of a trilogy about the port cities that may remain unfinished, as the winner of the Grand Prix at Cannes in 2002 reported a possible termination of active work in the movie due to accumulated fatigue. Expectations for the victory in the Berlinale fulfilled only partially. Kaurismaki has not received the coveted Golden Bear, but he was declared the best director. The symbol of the highest standard of Berlin got arthouse tape A Testrol es Lelekrol ( «On the body and soul»), Hungarian director Ildiko Enedi (Enyedi Ildiko). The main characters, in love with each other slaughterhouse workers, see the same dreams in which they turn into a deer. Winner of the «Golden Globe», the famous Polish director and screenwriter Agnieszka Holland (Agnieszka Holland) won the Alfred Bauer for the psychological thriller «The Next beast» (Pokot), awarded for innovation in art. Grand Prix went to the social drama Felicite ( «Happiness») Alain Gomis (Alain Gomis).