German critics tie 'Yella' ribbon


Christian Petzold's "Yella" won best film at the German Film Critics' Awards, held Monday night in Berlin.

Petzold's psychological drama about a woman pursued by a violent past premiered at last year's Berlinale, where star Nina Hoss took the best actress Silver Bear.

The film also earned the best cinematography award for cameraman Hans Fromm.

German critics on Monday picked Maren Kroymann for the best actress prize for her performance in Angelina Maccorone's "Verfolgt." Ulrich Noethen took the acting nod for his role as SS head Heinrich Himmler in the Dani Levy comedy "Mein Fuhrer — The Truly Truest Truth About Adolf Hitler."

Pia Marais picked up the best film debut prize for her coming-of-age drama "Die Unerzogenen," while Ulrike Ottinger won best documentary for "Prater," a look at the history of amusement parks.