CONGRATULATIONS to Alexander Skarsgard and everyone involved with “Diary of a Teenage Girl” which today has been awarded a top prize – Best Feature Length Film – at the Berlin Film Festival’s Generations Sidebar (the section of the festival aimed at younger audiences).
The Grand Prix of the Generation 14plus International Jury for the best feature-length film, endowed with € 7,500 by the Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung (Federal Agency for Civic Education):
The Diary of a Teenage Girl by Marielle Heller, USA 2014
With its vibrant cinematic language, including flawless production design, this film reveals an authentic and unique woman discovering her own artistic voice and power, remarkably portrayed by a stunning newcomer. For the superlative characters brought to life by a brilliant ensemble and their director, as well as the uncompromising rejection of conventional morality in favor of human complexity the Grand Prix for the best feature goes to The Diary of a Teenage Girl by Marielle Heller.
This is the second festival prize for “Diary” which also picked up the Cinematography Award at Sundance in January.