Diao Yinan’s ‘Black Coal, Thin Ice’ wins in Berlin

February 15, 2014 • Entertainment

Berlinale director Dieter Kosslick shows the Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize, he accepted on behalf of director Wes Anderson for the movie The Grand Budapest Hotel during the awarding ceremony at the International Film Festival Berlinale in Berlin, Saturday, Jan. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Axel Schmidt)

BERLIN (AP) — Director Diao Yinan’s “Black Coal, Thin Ice,” a detective thriller set in northern China, won the Berlin International Film Festival’s main Golden Bear prize on Saturday. The movie also picked up the best actor award, which went to Liao Fan.


“Black Coal, Thin Ice,” Diao’s third feature film, stars Liao as a former policeman turned detective investigating a mysterious series of killings in a gritty industrial region that started when he was an officer. He is drawn to a mysterious woman who appears to be connected to the victims.

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