By Bridget O’Donnell
The 15th Annual Shanghai International Film Fest wrapped up this weekend with a final awards show at the Shanghai Grand Theater on Sunday. “Bear,” an Iranian drama based on a true story about a couple suffering through war, beat 17 other films to earn the Golden Goblet Award for Best Feature Film.
It’s the second SIFF Feature Film award for director Khosrow Masoumi, whose film “Tradition of Lover Killing” earned the same prize in 2004.
• Best Actor: Vladas Bagdonas (Russia), “The Conductor”
• Best Actress: Ursula Pruneda (Mexico), “The Dream of Lu”
• Best Director: Gao Qunshu (China), “Detective Hunter John”
• Best Screenplay: Kenji Uchida (Japan), “Key of Life”
• Best Music: Avshalom Caspi (Spain), “Chrysalis”
• Best Cinematography: Shi Luan (China), “Falling Flowers”
• Jury Grand Prix: Micheline Lanctot (Canada), “For the Love of God”
Over at the festival’s China Movie Channel Media Awards Ceremony — which was started by Jackie Chan in 2004 to honor smaller-budget homegrown films — “Jia Wu Hai Zhan” earned the Best Picture award. “Shanghai Calling”, a romantic comedy about expats here in Shanghai, earned acting and screenwriting prizes.