South Korean Director Hong Sang-soo Takes Home Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize at Berlin International Film Festival

Berlin, Germany – South Korean director Hong Sang-soo received the prestigious Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize at the 74th Berlin International Film Festival for his latest film, “A Traveler’s Needs.” The ceremony, held at Berlinale Palast, saw the jury announce Hong’s win, which is considered the festival’s second-highest honor after the Golden Bear. This marks Hong’s second Grand Jury Prize, following his victory with “The Novelist’s Film” in 2022. During the award ceremony, Hong expressed his gratitude in English to the jury and humorously questioned what they saw in his film, drawing laughter from the … Read more

Korean Director Hong Sang-soo Takes Home Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize at Berlin International Film Festival

SEOUL, South Korea – Korean director Hong Sang-soo emerged victorious at the 74th Berlin International Film Festival in Germany, as his latest film “A Traveler’s Needs” was awarded the prestigious Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize. The acclaimed director, known for his prolific filmography, secured the festival’s second highest honor with his 31st feature film, which stars acclaimed French actress Isabelle Huppert as a French language teacher for two Korean women. In his acceptance speech, Hong humorously expressed his gratitude to the jury, saying, “I’d like to thank the jury. I don’t know what you saw … Read more

Director Hong Sang-soo’s Film ‘A Traveler’s Needs’ Wins Prestigious Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize at Berlin International Film Festival

BERLIN, Germany – Director Hong Sang-soo’s latest film, “A Traveler’s Needs,” won the prestigious Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize at the 74th Berlin International Film Festival. Held in Germany, the festival recognizes some of the most outstanding films from around the world. This marks the fifth time that one of Hong’s films has received a coveted Silver Bear award at the Berlinale. “A Traveler’s Needs” stars French actor Isabelle Huppert and tells the story of a French woman who travels to Korea and teaches a Korean woman to speak French. The film explores themes of … Read more

Cypriot Film Festival Director Diego Armando Aparicio Joins Esteemed Jury for LGBTQI+ Cinema Award at Berlinale

BERLIN, GERMANY – In a significant recognition of LGBTQI+ cinema, Diego Armando Aparicio, an esteemed Cypriot artist, has been appointed as a member of the 38th Teddy Awards International Jury. The Teddy Awards, a prestigious accolade within the Berlin International Film Festival, celebrates and honors outstanding contributions to queer cinema. This year’s festival, the 74th Berlinale, is scheduled to take place from February 15th to February 25th, 2024. As the artistic director of the Cypriot Queer Wave film festival, Aparicio brings his expertise and unique perspective to the esteemed panel of five jurors responsible for … Read more