Monday, March 19, 2007

And the Winner is ...

German Film Awards nominees have been announced. The awards known as the Lolas, are now given by an "academy," having given up the controversial "award jury" format.

Perfume: The Story of a Murder and Four Minutes each received eight nominations including best picture and director.

Four Minutes is the story of an piano teacher who trains a prisoner at a women's penitentiary. The film was a critical success but only brought in $1.7 million at the box office. In contrast Perfume brought in $52 million.

Winners of the 57th German Film Awards will be announced May 4 in a galaceremony at Palais am Funkturm in Berlin.

The Lolas come with a €3 million award and are the biggest symbol of the German government's support of film and culture.