Bavarian Film Awards announced
At the 31st Pierrot – or Bavarian Film Awards – ceremony, top honours went to producers Peter Herrmann (for Sherry Horman’s Desert Flower [+see also:
film profile]) and Dietmar Güntsche and Wolfgang Behr (for Wolfgang Panzer’s Der Große Kater).
Meanwhile, Simon Verhoeven won Best Screenplay for his script to Men In the City, which garnered over 2m admissions last year.
In the Best Newcomer category, accolades went to director Benjamin Heisenberg (for The Robber [+see also:
interview: Benjamin Heisenberg
film profile]), actress Katharina Schüttler (for The Day Will Come [+see also:
film profile] ) and actor Friedrich Mücke (for Friendship!, which hit screens last week).
The Honorary Award was presented to director Joseph Vilsmaier (whose film Nanga Parbat has also just been released).
There was double triumph for Lars Büchel’s Lippel’s Dream (Best Cinematography and Best Score) and Michael "Bully" Herbig’s Vicky the Viking [+see also:
film profile] (Best Family Film and Audience Award).
Finally, Best Documentary was handed to Petra Seeger for In Search of Memory.
(Translated from French)
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