German Film Award 2021
The big winner is the sci-fi romance “I am your person”
The German Film Prize was awarded in Berlin on Friday evening. Several Lolas went to “I am your person”.
For the first time since the beginning of the corona pandemic, the German Film Prize was awarded on Friday evening (October 1st) as part of a glamorous ceremony in front of an audience. The big winner was the science fiction romance “Ich bin dein Mensch” (2021) by director Maria Schrader (56). She won four Lolas, including the Golden in the “Best Feature Film” category.
Maren Eggert and Oliver Masucci win for best leading roles
The work, which opened in German cinemas in July, also triumphed in the important categories “Best Director” (Maria Schrader), “Best Screenplay” (Jan Schomburg, 45 and Maria Schrader) and “Best Female Leading Role” (Maren Eggert, 47). In “Ich bin dein Mensch”, the scientist Alma (Eggert) asks herself whether you can fall in love with a robot – and whether it makes any sense at all. Filmmaker Schrader was happy about her success via video link; she is currently filming in New York.
The Silver Lola in the main category “Best Feature Film” received the drama “Fabian or The Walk to the Dogs” (2021) by director Dominik Graf (69). Bronze went to the political satire “Curveball – We make the truth” (2020) by Johannes Naber (50). Oliver Masucci (52) was honored as “Best Actor”. He convinced with his portrayal in the drama “Enfant terrible” (2020) by director Oskar Roehler (62).
Even before the award ceremony, it was clear that “Nightlife” (2020) by filmmaker Simon Verhoeven (49) would be recognized as the “film with the most visitors”. The comedy, in which, among others, Palina Rojinski (36) and Elyas M’Barek (39) can be seen, was able to flush almost 3.2 million euros into the box office in just one weekend in February.
Senta Berger honored for services to German film
Simon Verhoeven’s mother, acting legend Senta Berger (“Under Suspicion”) also had a special reason to be happy. The 80-year-old was awarded the honorary prize at the 71st edition of the German Film Prize for her great services to German film.
Other winners of the evening include “Herr Bachmann und seine Klasse” (best documentary film), “Die Adern der Welt” (best children’s film), Lorna Ishema (32, best female supporting role, “Ivie like Ivie”), Thorsten Merten (57 , Best male supporting role, “Curveball – We make the truth”), Hanno Lentz (best camera / image design, “Fabian or The Walk to the Dogs”), Claudia Wolscht (60, best editing, “Fabian or the Walk to the Dogs “) and Julian R. Wagner (41, best production design,” Tides “).
The entire list of winners is on the website of the German Film Prize retrievable.