Garcia Wins Silver Bear at Berlin International Film Festival

It’s turning out to be an award-winning weekend for Paulina Garcia

The Chilean actress and costume designer has claimed the Silver Bear award for Best Actress at the 2013 Berlin International Film Festival.

Paulina Garcia

Garcia earned the prestigious prize for her starring role in the Sebastián Lelio-directed dramatic comedy Gloria, which centers on a middle-aged woman who rediscovers love with a former naval officer in his mid-60s that she meets out in a Santiago club.

Meanwhile, the 38-year-old Chilean director’s earned the Ecumenical Jury prize for Gloria, which the jury called a “refreshing and contagious plea that life is a celebration to which we are all invited, regardless of age or condition, and that its complexities only add to the challenge to live it in full.”

Lelio’s film also earned the Prize of the Guild of Herman Art House Cinemas.

Roadside Attractions will handle the distribution of the critically acclaimed Gloria in the United States.

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