The debut feature film by filmmaker Paula Marcovitch El Premio (Mexico/France/Poland) was awarded the Silver Bear for Outstanding Artistic Achievement at the 61st edition of the Berlin International Film Festival. Both Wojciech Staron and Barbara Enriquez shared the Silver Bear prize ex aequo for the film's cinematography and production design respectively. Latin American cinema has generally been well received at the Berlinale, in the past few years Peruvian film La teta asustada / The Milk of Sorrow by Claudia Llosa and Brazilian film Elite Squad / Tropa de elite by José Padilha have both won the Golden Bear as Best Film.
Photo: Director Paula Markovitch and cinematographer Wojciech Staron. Courtesy of the Berlin Film Festival.