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AWARDS Germany

Dörrie receives top honours at Bavarian Film Awards

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Doris Dörrie continues her winning streak. Firstly, it has been confirmed that Cherry Blossoms will screen in competition at Berlin (see news).

Secondly, the film – which tells the story of a widower’s trip to Japan to fulfil his late wife’s dream – has just won the Pierrot for Best Film at the 29th Bavarian Film Awards. The lead actor, Elmar Wepper, also received the Best Actor Pierrot.

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Cherry Blossoms will be released in German theatres on March 6.

The Pierrot for Best Director went to Fatih Akin for The Edge of Heaven [+see also:
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interview: Fatih Akin
interview: Klaus Maeck
film profile
]
(Germany’s hopeful for the Oscars nominations) while the prize for Best Young Director was awarded to Ralf Westhoff for Shoppen [+see also:
trailer
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]
.

Pepe Danquart’s To The Limit [+see also:
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was crowned Best Documentary and Detlev Buck’s Hands Off Mississippi won Best Children’s Film.

As for the prize-winning actresses, Martina Gedeck scooped Best Actress Award for her role in Vanessa Jopp’s Messy Christmas, while Elinor Lüdde and Petra Schmidt-Schaller both received Pierrot awards for Best Young Actress.

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(Translated from French)

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