Magazine article Screen International

Berlin: Second Mother Wins Panorama Prize

Magazine article Screen International

Berlin: Second Mother Wins Panorama Prize

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UK documentary Tell Spring Not To Come This Year, filmed on the frontline in Afghanistan, also wins.

Brazilian drama The Second Mother (Que Horas Ela Volta?) has picked up the top prize at the Berlin Film Festival's 17th Panorama Audience Awards.

Anna Muylaert's film explores barriers of class when the estranged daughter of a live-in housekeeper suddenly appears, throwing the home into disarray.

UK documentary Tell Spring Not To Come This Year, directed by Saeed Taji Farouky, Michael McEvoy, won the documentary audience award.

The directors accompanied an Afghan National Army company during a year of frontline duty in Helmand.

During the Berlinale, filmgoers were asked to rate the titles shown in the Panorama section. A total of 31,200 votes were cast and counted.

This year the Panorama presented 52 feature-length films from 38 countries, of which 18 screened in the Panorama Dokumente series. …

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