Aki Kaurismaki's 'Le Havre,' Paddy Considine's 'Tyrannosaur' Win Big In Munich
COLOGNE, Germany - Aki Kaurismaki's dramedy Le Havre and Paddy Considine's abuse drama Tyrannosaur were the big winners of the Munich International Film Festival, which wrapped up this weekend. Le Havre, which debuted at the Cannes International Film Festival in May, took the ARRI prize for best international film. The Munich jury gave a special mention to another Cannes debut, Polisse from actress-turned-director Maiwenn Le Besco.
Tyrannosaur, which stars Olivia Colman as a woman looking for a way out of her abusive relationship with her partner, played by Peter Mullan, won the CineVision Award, given to the best international debut film at this year's festal. The disturbing child-abuse drama Michael from Austrian director Markus Schleinzer received a special mention.
The prize for the best German debut went to Tim Fehlbaum's well-received Hell, an apocalyptic sci-fi thriller produced by Roland Emmerich.