Winners of the Bavarian Film Awards
by Bénédicte Prot
- Hannah Arendt and Oh Boy receive two awards, Cloud Atlas the Best Production Prize, Love Best Screenplay award, Türkisch für Anfänger the Audience's prize
The Bavarian Film Awards ceremony was held on Friday night. Eight of the awards recognized films backed by the FFF Bayern regional fund (Hannah Arendt [+see also:
interview: Margarethe von Trotta
film profile], My Beautiful Country [+see also:
film profile], The Foster Boy [+see also:
interview: Max Hubacher - Shooting Sta…
film profile], Ludwig II [+see also:
film profile], More Than Honey [+see also:
interview: Markus Imhoof
film profile], Victor and the Secret of Crocodile Mansion [+see also:
film profile], Türkisch für Anfänger [+see also:
film profile] (lit. Turkish for Beginners) and Nemez).
The most important prize honouring the best production went to Stefan Arndt of X Filme Creative Pool for the super-production Cloud Atlas [+see also:
film profile] (photo) by Tom Tykwer and the Wachowski brothers.
Hannah Arendt by Margarethe von Trotta won the Special Prize and also brought Barbara Sukowa the Best Actress Award. For its part, the ingenious film in black and white, Oh Boy! [+see also:
interview: Jan Ole Gerster
film profile] by Jan Ole Gerster (in which a man in his late 20s whose life has fallen apart wanders around a Berlin often shot at night, amazing and absurd), won the Best Screenplay Award and gave victory to actor Tom Schilling in his category.
The Bavarian Award for Best Director was attributed to Michael Haneke for the magnificent movie Love [+see also:
interview: Michael Haneke
film profile], that of Best Director of Photography to Jakub Bejnarowicz for Mercy [+see also:
interview: Matthias Glasner
film profile] by Matthias Glasner, and that for the Best Score to Max Richter for Lore by Australian director Cate Shortland.
The votes of the public went to Türkisch für Anfänger (Turkish for Beginners) by Bora Dagtekin, the top German film at the box-office in 2012 (10th in overall box-office ratings) with close on 2.4 million spectators.
Victor and the Secret of Crocodile Mansion by Cyrill Boss and Philipp Stennert was elected Best Children's Film, and More Than Honey by Markus Imhoof Best Documentary.
The Bavarian Award for the Best Director's Debut Film was attributed to Michaela Kezele for My Beautiful Country, the Pierrot for the Best Male Newcomer to Sabin Tambrea for his performance as the young monarch in Ludwig II by Peter Sehr and Marie Noëlle, the Prize for the Best Female Newcomer to Lisa Brand for her role in The Foster Boy by Markus Imboden, and the award for the Best Debut Production to the producers of Nemez directed by Stanislav Güntner.
(Translated from French)
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