Written by: FFT Webmaster | April 10th, 2012
BARBARA, a slow-burning drama set in communist East Germany from director Christian Petzold, is the front runner for this year’s Lolas, Germany’s equivalent of the Oscar, with eight nominations, including best film. BARBARA premiered at the Berlin Film Festival, where it won the Silver Bear for best director. The film has been acquired by new distribution shingle Adopt Films for a late year release. The film is competing for best film prize against Roland Emmerich’s Shakespeare-themed conspiracy thriller ANONYMOUS, which notched up seven nominations, many in technical categories, Andreas Dresen’s STOPPED ON TRACK, a darkly comic look at a man dying of cancer, which also got seven Lola noms, the apocalyptic sci-fi film HELL from first-time director Tim Fehlbaum, David Wnendt’s skinhead drama COMBAT GIRLS and Christian Zübert’s THREE QUARTER MOON. The 2012 Lola Awards will be announced at a gala ceremony in Berlin on April 27.