Hungarian female director Ildiko Enyedi of the film "Testrol es lelekrol" (On Body and Soul) addresses the press conference after receiving Golden Bear for the Best Film of the 67th Berlinale International Film Festival in Berlin, capital of Germany, on Feb. 18, 2017. Hungarian film "Testrol es lelekrol" (On Body and Soul) won the Golden Bear for Best Film award at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival on Saturday. (Xinhua/Shan Yuqi)
BERLIN, Feb. 18 (Xinhua) -- Hungarian film "Testrol es lelekrol" (On Body and Soul) won the Golden Bear for Best Film award at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival on Saturday.
The film directed by the Hungarian female director Ildiko Enyedi tells a love story of two colleagues in a slaughterhouse in Budapest.
The jury find the film connects the two roles "in quite an amazing way," and more importantly, reminds people of "a word often used easily": compassion.
Enyedi said the film can be understood only by those with "a generous heart."
Finnish director Aki Kaurismaki has won the Silver Bear award for best director for his "The Other Side of Hope". And the Silver Bear awards for best actor and actress have gone to Georg Friedrich from Austria and Kim Minhee from South Korea.
Silver Bear Awards for Best Screenplay, Grand Jury Prize, Alfred Bauer Prize for film innovation, and Outstanding Artistic Contribution (this year for editing) have also been presented.
A total of 24 films worldwide were selected into this year's competition section, among which 18 competed for the coveted Golden Bear and Silver Bear. A seven-member jury led by Dutch film director Paul Verhoeven had the final say on the winners.
This year's film festival was held from Feb. 9 to 19.