Hungary’s On Body and Soul, a tender love story set in a slaughterhouse, won the Golden Bear top prize Saturday at the Berlin film festival, Europe’s first major cinema showcase of the year.
The drama by Ildiko Enyedi, one of four female film-makers in competition, features graphic scenes in an abattoir set against the budding romance of two people who share a recurring dream.
The win marked an upset at the 11-day Berlinale, where a European refugee comedy by cult Finnish film-maker Aki Kaurismaki, The Other Side of Hope, had been the odds-on favourite. Kaurismaki took the Silver Bear for best director.
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