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Maren Ade’s ‘Toni Erdmann’ Sweeps 29th European Film Awards

10 December 2016 11:33 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Maren Ade’s “Toni Erdmann’ swept five awards, including film, director and screenwriter at the 29th European Film Awards during a ceremony held in Wroclaw, Poland.

Toni Erdmann” also won best actress for Sandra Hüller and best actor for Peter Simonischek.

Ade, who dedicated her screenwriting prize to her father, won best director over Ken Loach, Pedro Almodovar, Paul Verhoeven and Cristian Mungiu.

“It’s the first time a film made by a woman wins this award and it’s 2016!” said Ade, drawing a rowdy applause. “I feel great luxury to make films at a time when we’re going through such crisis but I believe films can cross borders and easily transform the unfamiliar into empathy,” added the director.

A richly-layered dramedy centering on a fragile father-daughter relationship, “Toni Erdmann” is Ade’s third film. Her directorial debut “The Forest for the Trees” won the special jury prize at Sundance, »

- Elsa Keslassy

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Berenice Bejo, Alexander Fehling to Star in Rohfilm’s ‘Three Peaks’

17 February 2016 9:37 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Leipzig-based Rohfilm, whose Forum screener “Deadweight” unspooled at the Berlin Film Festival on Sunday, has unveiled a number of upcoming productions, including, “Three Peaks,” starring Germany’s “Homeland” star Alexander Fehling and French-Argentine actress Berenice Bejo (“The Artist”).

Jan Zabeil (“The River Used to Be a Man”) is directing the €2.5 million ($2.8 million) film, a family drama set in the Tirolean Alps. Echo Film in Italy and German pubcaster Swr are co-producing.

Also scheduled to shoot this year is Lothar Herzog’s Belorussia-set debut feature “Woods.” Pubcasters Wdr and Arte are onboard as co-producers.

In addition, Rohfilm is putting together financing for Emily Atef’s “Three Days in Quiberon,” about famed Austrian-born actress Romy Schneider, starring Marie Baeumer, Birgit Minichmayr and Charly Huebner.

The company is currently finishing up Raoul Peck’s previously announced “The Young Karl Marx,” starring August Diehl, which is currently in post-production in Belgium and Germany.

Axel Koenzen’s “Deadweight, »

- Ed Meza

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