Gundermann d'Andreas Dresen l'emporte aux Lolas du cinéma allemand
par Ioana Florescu
- Ce récit biographique a été élu meilleur film et reçu cinq autres trophées aux Prix du cinéma allemand
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At the gala ceremony to celebrate the 69th German Film Awards, which took place on Friday evening at the Palais am Funkturm in Berlin, the Golden Lola for Best Film went to Andreas Dresen’s Gundermann [+lire aussi :
fiche film]. The film, which depicts the life of East German singer-songwriter Gerhard Gundermann, emerged triumphant in most of the main categories, bringing Dresen the Award for Best Director, Alexander Scheer the trophy for Best Lead Actor and Laila Stieler the prize for Best Screenplay. Gundermann also pocketed the Awards for Best Costumes (Sabine Greunig) and Best Production Design (Susanne Hopf). Produced by Pandora Filmproduktion together with Kineo Filmproduktion, the biopic focuses on the singer’s struggles with music, his job as an excavator operator and his dealings with the secret police of the German Democratic Republic.
Four further gongs went to Wolfgang Fischer’s Styx [+lire aussi :
interview : Wolfgang Fischer
fiche film]. Apart from winning the Silver Lola, the refugee drama also emerged victorious in the categories of Best Cinematography (Benedict Neuenfels) and Best Sound (Andreas Turnwald, Uwe Dresch, Andre Zimmermann and Tobias Fleig), while Susanne Wolff received the honour for Best Lead Actress for her turn in the movie.
The Bronze Lola, meanwhile, was bestowed upon Caroline Link’s Der Junge muss an die frische Luft [+lire aussi :
fiche film], which also snagged the Award for the Film With the Most Viewers. Furthermore, Luise Heyer was chosen as Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of a vulnerable mother in the film. Meanwhile, the Award for Best Supporting Actor went to Alexander Fehling for his performance in Philipp Leinemann’s Blame Game [+lire aussi :
Talal Derki’s Oscar-nominated Of Fathers and Sons [+lire aussi :
fiche film], which follows the family of a high-ranking Al-Qaeda member and his young sons, who are training to become fighters, was crowned Best Documentary. In addition, the film, which premiered last year at Sundance, also received the Award for Best Editing (for Anne Fabini).
Despite having been nominated in five categories, Fatih Akin’s Berlinale title The Golden Glove [+lire aussi :
interview : Fatih Akin
fiche film] only cashed in on the Award for Best Make-up (Maike Heinlein, Daniel Schröder, Lisa Edelmann). Meanwhile, the quality of the compositions by musical group Hochzeitskapelle for Oliver Haffner’s Wackersdorf [+lire aussi :
fiche film] was acknowledged with the Award for Best Original Score.
Finally, this year’s Honorary Award was handed to Margarethe von Trotta, director of well-known films such as The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum, Rosa Luxemburg and Hannah Arendt [+lire aussi :
interview : Margarethe von Trotta
fiche film], while Christian Becker went home with the Bernd Eichinger Prize, an award given to a German producer in recognition of his or her lifetime achievement.
Here is the full list of winners at the 2019 Lola-German Film Awards:
Best Children’s Film
Rocca - Verändert die Welt - Katja Benrath
Laila Stieler - Gundermann
Andreas Dresen - Gundermann
Best Lead Actress
Susanne Wolff - Styx
Best Lead Actor
Alexander Scheer - Gundermann
Best Supporting Actress
Luise Heyer - Der Junge muss an die frische Luft
Benedict Neuenfels - Styx
Anne Fabini - Of Fathers and Sons
Best Production Design
Susanne Hopf - Gundermann
Sabine Greuning - Gundermann
Andreas Turnwald, Uwe Dresch, Andre Zimmermann, Tobias Fleig - Styx
Award for the Film With the Most Viewers
Der Junge muss an die frische Luft - Caroline Link
Margarethe von Trotta
Bernd Eichinger Award
(Traduit de l'anglais)
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