The tragic comedy “Ich bin dein Mensch” by Maria Schrader won the Golden Lola Award for Best Feature Film. The German Film Academy announced this Friday evening in Berlin.
The movie deals with the question of whether you can also fall in love with robots. Jan Schomburg and Maria Schrader also received an award for the screenplay “Ich bin dein Mensch”.
Schaumburg accepted the award at the ceremony in the auditorium. Schraeder plugged in the video and said she would have loved to be there by herself in Berlin, but couldn’t be there because of filming in New York.
In addition, actor Oliver Masucci and actress Maren Eggert have been honored at the German Film Award. They won “Lolas” for Best Achievement in a Leading Role.
Masucci was honored for his role in “Terrible Enfant,” in which he played filmmaker Rainer Werner Fassbinder.
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Eggert received the award for her role in the tragic comedy. You play a scientist who is supposed to test a robot as a partner. “What a year,” said Eggert, who was visibly impressed when he received Lola.
Burger receives a special award
In addition, the Film Academy honored Austrian actress Sinta Berger for her outstanding contributions to German film. “To me today, the circle closes in the most beautiful way,” Berger said. Because that’s where it all began, her life as a film actress and as a woman.
The 80-year-old said she feels very timely this evening. “And I think: ‘I only arrived in Berlin yesterday,’” Berger said, recalling the founding of the Film Academy and thanking her husband, director Michael Verhoeven. “I wouldn’t be where I am today without this liberated man.”
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Actor Klaus Maria Brandauer paid tribute. It was reminiscent of Berger’s career in film, television and theater. He also praised their humanitarian and social attitudes. “For us you are a lioness.”
Her son – director Simon Verhoeven – also used the evening for loving words. “Congratulations, dear mother.”
Berger, born in Vienna in 1941, played in television series such as “Ker Royal”, “Fast Gerdi” and “Unter Werdacht” or in films such as “Welcome bei den Hartmanns”. She used to be the president of the Film Academy herself. Last year, director Edgar Ritz (“Heimat”) received the honorary award.
“Mr. Bachmann and His Team” also won the Best Documentary Award. “I’m so happy,” said director Maria Speth. She hopes more people will watch this movie.
For a long time, the film team followed a classroom in Stadtallendorf, Hesse. Speth said that the protagonist Dieter Bachmann is now Germany’s most famous teacher – “at least for the time being”. (dpa)