Charlotte Rampling (45 Years) will receive an Honorary Golden Bear at the 2019 Berlin International Film Festival. The festival will also present a homage to the feted British actress’s career: movies will include The Damned, The Night Porter, The Verdict, Swimming Pool and Stardust Memories. Rampling presided over the festival’s jury in in 2006 and in 2015 she won the Silver Bear for Best Actress for 45 Years, for which she was also Oscar-nominated. “I’m very happy that this year’s Homage is dedicated to the sublime actress Charlotte Rampling,” said Berlinale Director Dieter Kosslick. “She is an icon of unconventional and exciting cinema.” The prolific Rampling, whose career spans six decades, has recently played in Red Sparrow, The Little Stranger and Michel Blanc’s Kiss & Tell. She will next be seen in Paul Verhoeven’s film Benedetta, scheduled for release in 2019.
The third International Film Festival and Awards Macao handed out its prizes over the weekend with winners including South Korean writer-director Kwon Man-ki’s debut, the psychological drama Clean Up, Denmark’s Foreign Language Oscar hopeful The Guilty and box office hit Crazy Rich Asians. Chinese director Chen Kaige (Farewell My Concubine) presided over this year’s jury. Full list of winners below.
Best Film: Clean Up
Jury Prize: White Blood
Best Director: Gustav Möller, The Guilty
Best Actor Award: Jakob Cedergren, The Guilty
Best Actress Award: Aenne Schwarz, All Good
Award for Best Technical Contribution: Kaloyan Bozhilov, cinematographer of Ága
Award for Best Screenplay: Barnaby Southcombe, screenwriter of Scarborough
Award for Best New Young Actor: Abhimanyu Dassani, The Man Who Feels No Pain
Special Mention: Jesus
Macao Audience Choice Award: The Good Girls
Best New Chinese-language Film of the Year: Up the Mountain
Asian Blockbuster Film 2018: Crazy Rich Asians