The Winners: LEVIATHAN and LE MERAVIGLIE
Audience Awards for GODSEND and RICO
Elena Lyadova in LEVIATHAN
The 32. FILMFEST MÜNCHEN ended today with a record attendance of 75 000 tickets sold. After the German Cinema New Talent Award was presented on Friday, Saturday culminated in the gala presentation of the major international prizes:
The main prizes went to two films which had won awards in Cannes already: The ARRI/OSRAM Award went to LEVIATHAN directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev, which won Best Screenplay in Cannes. Producer Alexander Rodnyansky accepted the Prize valued at Euro 50 000 from donors Franz Kraus (ARRI) and Hans-Joachim Schwabe (Osram). The Jury consisted of actress Fatemeh Motamed Arya, critic Mark Adams and film expert Intishal Al Timimi.
The CineVision Award went to LE MERAVIGLIE directed by Alice Rohrwacher, which won the Grand Prix in Cannes. Director Alice Rohrwacher accepted the 12 000 Euro prize from donors Helge Sasse and Tanja Reichert-Facilides (Senator Film). The Jury consisted of writer-director Pia Marais, Tribeca programmer Frédéric Boyer and producer Titus Kreyenberg. WHITE SHADOW directed by Noaz Deshe received an honorable mention.
The Bayern 3 Audience Award presented by Süddeutsche Zeitung went to A GODSEND directed by Oliver Haffner, which also received the German Cinema New Talent Award for Best Production.
The Kinderfilmfest Audience Award went to RICO, OSKAR AND THE PASTA DETECTIVES by Neele Leana Vollmar.