One-take thriller ‘Victoria’ sweeps German film awards

German heist film and”Victoria,and” shot in one single take in more than 20 locations in central Berlin, won top honors at the German Film Prize on Friday, taking best picture and five categories in one of the worldand’s most lucrative film awards.
The movie tells the tragic story of Victoria — a talented, but jobless pianist from Spain stranded in Berlin — who, as she leaves a nightclub, gets acquainted with a wild bunch of young men and becomes embroiled in an armed robbery.
and”Crime does pay,and” director Sebastian Schipper told an applauding audience of more than 2,000 people, including German Culture Minister Monika Gruetters. The film also won the and”Lolasand” for best director, best actress (Laia Costa), best actor (Frederick Lau), best camera (Sturla Brandth Grovlen) and best music (Nils Frahm).
The Edward Snowden film and”Citizenfourand” by Laura Poitras, partly shot in Berlin, won the and”Lolaand” for best documentary.
The ballots were cast by more than 1,600 industry professionals who make up the German Film Academy. The awards are not meant to award box office success but cultural achievement.
Presented every year since 1951, the and”Lolasand” are Germanyand’s answer to Hollywoodand’s Oscars and Britainand’s BAFTA awards. In 2006, the German surveillance state drama and”Das Leben der Anderenand” (The Lives of Others) got seven and”Lolasand” before later winning the best foreign film Oscar.

SOURCE: Today’s Zaman