‘I’m Your Man’ tops German film awards
By Maria Schrader I’m your man won four awards at the Lolas, Germany’s national film awards, on Saturday night. The film won Best Picture plus awards for Screenplay, Directing and Leading Actress Maren Eggert. The awards were held physically this year with more than 1,000 attendees in Berlin, although Schrader currently has remote attendance in New York. Oliver Masucci also won the night for best actor for his performance in Enfant terrible, and Mr. Bachmann and his class, which won the award for best documentary. Senta Berger received the lifetime achievement award. I’m your man It is Germany’s entry to the Oscars this year. Director Schrader recently won an Emmy for her work on Heterodox.
Zurich Fest winners
This year’s Zurich Film Festival has crowned its laureates. A golden eye each went to the movies. The Mif by Fred Baillif (Focus Competition), To Chiara by Jonas Carpignano (Feature Film Competition) and Ivanna’s life by Renato Borrayo Serrano (Documentary Film Contest). The ZFF Children’s Jury also presented the little golden eye to Le Loup and Le Lion. As previously announced, this year honorary awards were presented to Sharon Stone, Pamela Abdy, Paolo Sorrentino, Mychael Danna and Paul Schrader. The festival also confirmed today that it has received 102,000 visitors this year (all in person), 50% more than last year. Highlights included one of the first screenings of Bond’s new look. There is no time to die. “A lot more people attended the Zurich Film Festival than we could have expected, which shows that cinema is back. Many filmmakers were able to present their films to a real audience in a movie theater for the first time and were moved by their encounters with viewers, ”said Christian Jungs, Artistic Director of ZFF.
UK launch of ‘Belfast’
Kenneth Branagh Awards Season Contender Belfast It will be released in the UK on February 25, 2022 via Universal Pictures International. Written and directed by Branagh, the film is a personal story for the filmmaker, chronicling a boy and his working-class family as they experience the tumultuous end of the 1960s in Northern Ireland’s capital. The film opened in Telluride and won the coveted People’s Choice Award in Toronto.
Aardman Seals ‘Interstellar Ella’ Deals
The animation team Aardman and co-producers Fabrique Fantastique (Belgium) and Apartment 11 (Canada) have announced agreements with several international broadcasters to acquire the first season of Interstellar her – a 52 x 11 minute CGI animated series that is aimed at children ages four to seven. The series is commissioned by VRT Ketnet TV (Belgium), Knowledge Kids, Société Radio-Canada, TFO, TVOkids (Canada) and deals are being concluded with SVT Sweden, NRK Norway and YLE Finland. The show follows eight-year-old Ella Ryder and her friends’ adventures in space, where they discover as much about themselves as they are about planets and astronomy.