Basel, March 5, 2021

Bears for friends: Maren Eggert, Radu Jude and Ramon and Silvan Zürcher awarded at the Berlinale

The first part of this year's Berlinale ended with awards for artists who are no strangers to Basel: Actress Maren Eggert and directors Radu Jude, Silvan Zürcher and Ramon Zürcher will receive their Golden and Silver Bears by mail.

In 2013, the twin brothers Ramon and Silvan Zürcher were in the spotlight with their feature-length debut Das merkwürdige Kätzchen. At the third Bildrausch, shooting star Ramon Zürcher (3rd from left) juried the international competition Cutting Edge together with Yannis Economides, Ute Holl and Fred Kelemen. He read the jury statement for Harmony Lessons by Emir Baigazin (5th from left), which shared its Bildrausch award ex aequo with Nanouk Leopold's It's all so quiet. An honourable mention went to Anton's right there by Lyubov Arkus. 


For their new film The Girl and the Spider, the Zürcher brothers now receive themselves two awards. In the Berlinale's Encounters Competition, they won both the prize for Best Director and the FIPRESCI Prize of the International Film Critics. 

Maren Eggert received the Silver Bear for Best Actress for her role in Ich bin Dein Mensch (director: Maria Schrader). In 2019, the German movie star accompanied I was at home, but by Angela Schanelec to Basel. On the Bildrausch Piazza she had her picture taken for our photo wall (picture). The film, in which she played the lead role of Astrid, was to be awarded the 9th Bildrausch Prize two days later. 

And last but not least, Radu Jude wins the Golden Bear of the 71th Berlin International Film Festival for his competition entry Babardealã cu bucluc sau porno balamuc – in English Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn. His ninth film, which the Romanian star director has given the subtitle Sketch for a Popular Film, again deals with the complex tension between individuals and society. What chain of events can a young teacher set off, when she posts an amateur porn film online? In 2019, Radu Jude presented the historical satire I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians in the Bildrausch competition. The jury gave him an honorable mention.  

Congratulations everybody! 


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