German art house theaters like 'Blossoms'

Along with 'Diving Bell,' wins Gilde Film Prize

COLOGNE, Germany -- Doris Doerrie's "Cherry Blossoms" and Julian Schnabel's "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly" have won the Gilde Film Prize from Germany's association of art house theaters.

"Cherry Blossoms," a sleeper hit about a widower who travels to Japan to fulfill his late wife's dream, took best German film, while Schnabel's drama about a paralyzed writer only able to blink his left eye, won the best foreign film trophy. Best documentary went to the music film "Trip to Asia" from Thomas Grube.