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AWARDS Germany

Seven Lolas for 3 Days in Quiberon

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- The movie by Emily Atef has been crowned Best Film and scooped a further six German Film Awards

Seven Lolas for 3 Days in Quiberon
The team behind 3 Days in Quiberon on stage after winning the Golden Lola for Best Film (© Eventpress Fuhr - Deutsche Filmakademie eV)

The 68th Lolas-German Film Awards ceremony, which took place on Friday (27 April) at the Palais am Funkturm in Berlin in the presence of Minister of Culture and the Media Monika Grütters, and which was broadcast live on ARD, saw 3 Days in Quiberon [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Emily Atef
film profile
]
 by Emily Atef emerge victorious. The movie scooped seven prizes in total (out of its ten nominations – see the article), including the Golden Lola for Best Film, which was handed to producer Karsten Stöter, of Rohfilm Factory.

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The beautiful black-and-white work, which follows the story of the last interview given by Romy Schneider through a series of charming and moving scenes that give an insight into both the star’s verve and her frailty, earned the Berlin-based French-Iranian director (whom we have to thank for titles such as The Stranger in Me [+see also:
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trailer
film profile
]
and Kill Me [+see also:
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]
) the Best Director Award. The film also excelled in the acting categories: lead actress Marie Bäumer, whose features and mannerisms blend disturbingly into those of the character she is playing, snagged the award in her respective category, as did her colleague Birgit Minichmayr for her role as the protective best friend, while Robert Gwisdek did so for his role as the snoopy journalist. Lastly, this co-production with France and Austria was also rewarded for its cinematography and music. However, 3 Days in Quiberon, which was in competition at this year’s Berlin Film Festival, was not the only Berlin competition selection to win renown at the Lolas: In the Aisles [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Franz Rogowski
interview: Thomas Stuber
film profile
]
by Thomas Stuber earned its lead actor, rising star Franz Rogowski, a gong, while the biographical film Beuys [+see also:
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trailer
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]
 by Andres Veiel (which was duking it out at the great German festival in 2017) took home the Lolas for Best Documentary and Best Editing.

The just over 1,900 members of the German Film Academy handed the Silver and Bronze Lolas, respectively, to the winner of the Golden Globe for Best Foreign-language Film, In the Fade [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Fatih Akin
film profile
]
 by Fatih Akin (which earned Diane Kruger the Best Actress Award at Cannes for this, her very first role in her native language), which was also hailed for its screenplay, and Western [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Jonas Dornbach
interview: Valeska Grisebach
interview: Valeska Grisebach
film profile
]
 by Valeska Grisebach, which has been widely acclaimed and festooned with awards ever since it passed through Cannes last year, in Un Certain Regard. 

Finally, we should mention the three technical prizes (Best Production Design, Best Costumes and Best Make-up) bestowed upon the audacious Manifesto [+see also:
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]
 by Julian Rosefeldt, in which Cate Blanchett plays 13 different characters.

Here is the full list of winners of the 2018 Lolas-German Film Awards:

Golden Lola for Best Film 
3 Days in Quiberon [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Emily Atef
film profile
]
 - Emily Atef (Germany/Austria/France)

Silver Lola
In the Fade [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Fatih Akin
film profile
]
 - Fatih Akin (Germany/France)

Bronze Lola
Western [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Jonas Dornbach
interview: Valeska Grisebach
interview: Valeska Grisebach
film profile
]
 - Valeska Grisebach (Germany/Bulgaria/Austria)

Best Documentary
Beuys [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
 - Andres Veiel

Best Children’s Film 
Mountain Miracle - An Unexpected Friendship [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
 - Tobias Wiemann (Germany/Italy)

Best Screenplay 
Fatih Akin, Hark Bohm - In the Fade

Best Director 
Emily Atef - 3 Days in Quiberon

Best Lead Actress 
Marie Bäumer - 3 Days in Quiberon

Best Lead Actor 
Franz Rogowski - In the Aisles [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Franz Rogowski
interview: Thomas Stuber
film profile
]
 (Germany/Austria)

Best Supporting Actress 
Birgit Minichmayr - 3 Days in Quiberon

Best Supporting Actor
Robert Gwisdek - 3 Days in Quiberon

Best Cinematography
Thomas W Kiennast - 3 Days in Quiberon

Best Editing 
Stephan Krumbiegel, Olaf Voigtländer – Beuys

Best Production Design 
Erwin Prib – Manifesto [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
 (Germany/Australia/Hong Kong)

Best Costumes
Bina Daigeler – Manifesto

Best Make-up 
Morag Ross, Massimo Gattabrusi – Manifesto

Best Music 
Christoph M Kaiser, Julian Maas - 3 Days in Quiberon

Best Sound 
Eric Devulder, André Bendocchi-Alves, Martin Steyer - The Captain [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Robert Schwentke
film profile
]
(Germany/France/Poland)

Honorary Award
Hark Bohm

Award for the Film With the Most Viewers 
Suck Me Shakespeer 3 [+see also:
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]
 - Bora Dagtekin

(Translated from French)

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