Dörrie receives top honours at Bavarian Film Awards
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.
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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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.
(Translated from French)
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