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    February 14, 2016
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    February 20, 2016

Berlin 2012: Olivia Silver's Family Drama 'Arcadia' Wins Crystal Bear

 Berlinale Film Festival

The drama follows a family driving cross-country in a battered station wagon.

BERLIN – Olivia Silver’s family drama Arcadia has won the Crystal Bear for best feature film in the Berlin Film Festival’s Generations section for children and youth films.

The drama stars John Hawkes, Ryan Simpkins, Kendall Toole and Ty Simpkins as a family traveling cross-country in a dented station wagon heading for California and the promise of a better life. But a key person is missing: their mother.

The Crystal Bear jury gave a special mention to the Japanese film Just Pretended to Hear from director Kaori Imaizumi. The film is a look at an introverted little girl whose mother dies suddenly and whose father begins to slip into dementia.

Also a winner in the Generations section was the Dutch drama Kauwboy from director Boudewijn Koole, which took the Grand Prize of the Deutsche Kinderhilfswerk. The film depicts a 10-year-old boy dealing with a troubled family situation who finds solace by caring for a young bird which has fallen out of its nest.

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