'The Blue of the Sky' Wins Top Honor at Bavarian Film Awards

Tom Tykwer's "Three" took the best director and best actress prizes at the ceremony.

BERLIN – German family epic Das Blaue vom Himmel (The Blue of the Sky) from director Hans Steinbichler won the best film honor at this year's Bavarian Film Awards.

Tom Tykwer's menage a trois dramedy Three got both the best director nod as well as the best actress prize for Three star Sophie Rois.

Edgar Selge won best actor playing a nobleman in Chris Krause's Baltic period drama Poll while his co-star, 14-year-old Paula Beer, took the best actress newcomer prize.

The best kids film honor went to the 3D animated feature Animals United and David Fitz took the best screenplay prize for his script to sleeper hit Vincent Wants to Sea, a dysfunctional road movie involving a man with Tourette's syndrome, an anorexic and an obsessive compulsive.

The Bavarian Film Awards, one of Germany's most prestigious film honors, were presented at a gala in Munich on Friday night.