Spirit Awards: 'Toni Erdmann' Wins Best International Film

The 32nd annual ceremony took place in Santa Monica on Saturday.

Toni Erdmann, directed by Maren Ade, won the award for best international film at the 32nd Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday.

The German and Romanian film beat out Brazil's Aquarius (directed by Kleber Mendonça Filho), Greece's Chevalier (directed by Athina Tsangari), France's My Golden Days (directed by Arnaud Desplechin) and U.K., Jordan and Qatar's Under the Shadow (directed by Babak Anvari). 

"I'm really happy and also proud to stand here as a female director because it's still not normal enough," said Ade. "Really, it's still not normal enough that women are directing films. Here you have a very good quota among all categories. It's nine films [with female directors that were nominated], and that's what makes this award very special for me."

John Mulaney and Nick Kroll hosted the 32nd annual Independent Spirit Awards, which took place in Santa Monica on Saturday afternoon.

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