Terajima wins Silver Bear at Berlin
Actress wins for Koji Wakamatsu's 'Caterpillar'TOKYO -- Shinobu Terajima won the best actress award at Berlin on Saturday, the first win for a Japanese since 1975, while fest-favorite Yoji Yamada was honored with a Berlinale Camera.
Terajima, 37, won the Silver Bear for her portrayal of a wife struggling to cope with her husband, who returns limbless from WWII, in Koji Wakamatsu's "Caterpillar."
Having already left Berlin due to stage commitments in Osaka on Sunday, she held a news conference there after her win was announced. Director Wakamatsu read out a statement from Terajima at the Berlin ceremony in which she called for an end to war across the world.