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Nora Fingscheidt’s ‘System Crasher’ Sweeps Lolas – Variety



“System Crasher,” Nora Fingscheidt’s social drama a few troubled younger woman, swept the 70th German Movie Awards on Friday, profitable a complete of eight Lolas, together with greatest movie, director, actress and actor.

Compelled to revamp this yr’s ceremony because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the German Movie Academy did away with its conventional gala occasion and as an alternative produced a stripped-down present tailored for tv that proved uniquely spontaneous, entertaining and enjoyable.

Hosted by actor Edin Hasanovic (“Skylines”), the present, broadcast reside from Berlin, featured visitor entertainers, actors and presenters within the studio in addition to filmmakers, award winners and musicians collaborating through video feed from their houses, together with a musical efficiency by Gregory Porter from Los Angeles.

Along with greatest movie and director awards, “System Crasher” gained Fingscheidt the screenplay Lola, greatest actress for Helena Zengel, supporting actress for Gabriela Maria Schmeide and greatest actor for Albrecht Schuch, who additionally took greatest supporting actor for Burhan Qurbani’s “Berlin Alexanderplatz.”

“System Crasher” additionally gained Lolas for editors Stephan Bechinger and Julia Kovalenko and sound designers Corinna Zink, Jonathan Schorr, Dominik Leube, Oscar Stiebitz and Gregor Bonse.

“Berlin Alexanderplatz,” a contemporary re-working of Alfred Döblin’s 1929 novel that follows an undocumented African immigrant struggling to outlive in Berlin, gained the runner-up Silver Lola for greatest movie in addition to prizes for cinematographer Yoshi Heimrath, movie rating composer Dascha Dauenhauer and manufacturing designer Silke Buhr.

The Bronze Lola went to Ilker Çatak’s “I Was, I Am, I Will Be,” the story of a relationship between a German lady and a younger Turkish Kurd that additionally explores well timed points of worldwide disparities.

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Maryam Zaree’s “Born in Evin,” concerning the filmmaker’s quest to search out out the circumstances surrounding her delivery inside an Iranian jail, gained greatest documentary, whereas Caroline Hyperlink’s historic household drama “When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit” took the perfect kids’s movie prize.

Costume designer Sabine Böbbis and make-up artists Astrid Weber and Hannah Fischleder picked up Lolas for his or her work on Hermine Huntgeburth’s “Lindenberg! Mach dein Ding,” a biopic about German rock star Udo Lindenberg.

The visible results and animation award went to Jan Stoltz and Claudius City for Dani Levy’s comedy “The Kangaroo Chronicles,” whereas Bora Dagtekin’s “The Excellent Secret” took the prize for many admissions.

The German Movie Academy honored veteran filmmaker Edgar Reitz, greatest identified for his epic five-picture historic saga “Heimat,” with a lifetime achievement award.

The ceremony additionally paid tribute to the numerous abilities who died the previous yr, amongst them director Joseph Vilsmaier (“Comic Harmonists”) and filmmaker, journalist and Selection contributor Andrew Horn.

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