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Berlinale Panorama Audience Awards Go to Kazakh feature and Turkish music doc

The audience of Berlinale has voted and the 24th Panorama Audience Award for the best feature film has gone to 'Baqyt' (Happiness) by Askar Uzabayev, while 'Aşk, Mark ve Ölüm' (Love, Deutschmarks and Death) by Cem Kaya won in the category Panorama Dokumente.
Berlinale Panorama Audience Awards Go to Kazakh feature and Turkish music doc

It's official: the Panorama Audience Awards have gone to Baqyt ("Happiness") and Aşk, Mark ve Ölüm ("Love, Deutschmarks and Death").

In the film Baqyt, (pictured above) the main character wears orange for her job as an influencer and a broad smile. The “Happiness” brand is her doctrine, but her home is a dark place where brute force has ruled for years. This film shows us what it costs to escape the trap of misogyny. The Kazakh feature is by director Askar Uzabayev who was born in Kazakhstan in 1983, and is the founder of the Almaty-based 567 Creative Laboratory Studio production company. He has directed 16 films, many of which have been box-office hits. He has also written the screenplays for ten films and has produced four.

Cem Kaya’s dense documentary essay Aşk, Mark ve Ölüm ("Love, Deutschmarks and Death") celebrates 60 years of Turkish music in Germany. An alternative post-war history that is at the same time a musical Who’s Who – from Yüksel Özkasap to Derdiyoklar and Muhabbet.

The award-winning feature film will be shown this Sunday, February 20, at 6 pm, while the winner of the Panorama Dokumente at 9 pm. Both screenings will take place at Zoo Palast 1.

The Panorama Audience Award has been handed out since 1999. Starting in 2011, both the best feature film and the best documentary have been chosen and awarded. During the Berlinale, all cinema-goers are invited to rate the films in the Panorama section on a voting card. This year, a total of around 8,000 votes were cast and evaluated. In the 2022 line-up, Panorama presented a total of 29 feature films from 33 production countries, ten of them were in Panorama Dokumente.

The complete list is below:

Panorama Audience Award Winner - Feature Film 2022:

Baqyt (Happiness)

Kazakhstan

by Askar Uzabayev

2nd Place Panorama Audience Award Winner - Feature Film 2022:

Klondike

Ukraine / Turkey

by Maryna Er Gorbach

3rd Place Panorama Audience Award Winner - Feature Film 2022:

Fogaréu

Brazil / France

by Flávia Neves

Panorama Audience Award Winner -Panorama Dokumente 2022:

Aşk, Mark ve Ölüm (Love, Deutschmarks and Death)

Germany

by Cem Kaya

2nd Place Panorama Audience Award Winner - Panorama Dokumente 2022:

Nel mio nome (Into My Name)

Italy

by Nicolò Bassetti

3rd Place Panorama Audience Award Winner Panorama Dokumente 2022:

Myanmar Diaries

Netherlands / Myanmar / Norway

by The Myanmar Film Collective


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