Thursday, September 22, 2005

"Sophie Scholl" nominated as German Oscar candidate

The powerful "Sophie Scholl - The Final Days", directed by Marc Rothemond on a script by award-winning Fred Breinersdorfer has been nominated as Germany's entry for the Best Foreign Film Oscar. Based on historical facts, the film recounts the last days of a student who embodies resistance against the Nazi horror, freedom, and courage, up to the end.

The film had its world premiere in the “Official Competition” of the 2005 Berlin International Film Festival and went on to receive the Silver Bear for Best Direction. Julia Jentsch was awarded the Silver Bear for Best Leading Actress. The film also received three German Film Awards. "Sophie Schell" has been shown worldwide at over 20 film festivals and has won numerous prizes.

Rothemond is also one of the nominees in this year's Jameson People's Choice Awards.

Official site: Sophie Scholl der film.

LONDON UPDATE:
Friday Oct 21 at 6.15pm at the Curzon Soho: Q&A MARC ROTHEMUND: SOPHIE SCHOLL
Tickets £8.50.
After a special preview screening of SOPHIE SCHOLL, director Marc Rothemund will be welcomed to take questions from the audience.

1 comment:

Michael Leahy said...

Spam removed. Please feel free to comment on Sophie Scholl.