'Anarchist's Wife' wins Munich award

Bernhard Wicki Prize comes with grant money

COLOGNE, Germany -- "The Anarchist's Wife," Peter Sehr and Marie Noelle's period drama starring Maria Valverde and Juan Diego Botto, has won the Munich Film Festival's Bernhard Wicki Prize.

The award, dubbed the Bridge in honor of Wicki's 1959 anti-war epic of the same name, comes with a grant of €10,000 ($15,600).

"Wife" is the story of a 1930s couple torn apart by the Spanish civil war. Manuela (Valverde) is left behind when her husband, Justo (Botto), is arrested for fighting the Franco regime and sent to a concentration camp.

The prize will be presented Thursday at a gala ceremony in Munich.

The festival runs through Saturday.
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