Asghar Farhadi’s Nader and Simin, A Separation won the Best Film prize. The film was already the winner of the Golden Bear for Best Film and the Silver Bears for Best Actress and Best Actor at the 61st Berlin International Film Festival, becoming the first Iranian film to win the Golden Bear.
The full list of the winners are:
Best Film: Nader and Simin, A Separation (Iran), directed by Asghar Farhadi
A couple has to make a decision to leave Iran to better the life of their child or to stay and take care of a parent suffering from Alzheimers; however, the couple’s marriage may end in divorce.
Best South African Feature: Skoonheid (France/South Africa), directed by Oliver Hermanus
Best First Feature: The Dynamiter (USA), directed by Matthew Gordon
Best Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev for Elena (Russia)
Best Actress: Nadezhda Markina in Elena (Russia)
Best Actor: William Patrick Ruffin in The Dynamiter (USA)
Best Cinematography: Mikhail Krichman for Elena (Russia)
Best Screenplay: Asghar Farhadi for Nader and Simin, A Separation (Iran)
Special Mention Feature Film: Skoonheid (South Africa), directed by Oliver Hermanus
Special Mention South African Feature Film: Eldorado (South Africa), directed by Shaldon Ferris and Lorreal Ferris
Best Documentary: Position Among the Stars (Stand van de Sterren) (The Netherlands), directed by Leonard Retel Helmrich
Best South African Documentary: Dear Mandela (South Africa/USA), directed by Dara Kell and Christopher Nizza
Best Short Film: Dirty Laundry (South Africa), directed by Stephen Abbott
Best South African Short Film: Dirty Laundry (South Africa), directed by Stephen Abbott
Amnesty International Durban Human Rights Award: Sobukwe, A Great Soul (South Africa), directed by Mickey Madoda Dube
DIFF Wavescape Surf Film Festival Audience Award: A Deeper Shade Of Blue (Australia) directed by Jack McCoy
DIFF Documentary Audience Award: Fire in Babylon (United Kingdom), directed by Stevan Riley
DIFF Feature Film Audience Award: The First Grader (Kenya,United Kingdom,South Africa), directed by Justin Chadwick.