Teddy Awards honor international gay indies
The annual Teddy Awards at the Berlin Film Festival honor the best in GLBT films, and this year's choices reflect the festival's international flavor, according to indieWIRE.com. The Teddy-winning narrative film, announced over the weekend, was Julian Hernandez's low-budget Mexican experimental film Mil Nubes de Paz Cercan El Cielo, Amor, Jamas Acabaras de Ser Amor (A Thousand Peace Clouds Encircle the Sky, Love, You Will Never Stop Being Love), while the documentary Teddy went to Jochen Hick's Ich Kenn Keinen--Allein Unter Heteros (English title: Talk Straight--The World of Rural Queers).
The festival's top prize, the Golden Bear, went to Michael Winterbottom's "semidocumentary" In This World, which deals with Afghan refugees living on the Pakistani border. Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, and Julianne Moore shared the best actress prize for the lesbian-themed drama The Hours.