As well as showcasing the best drama, the German Film Awards (or LOLAs) have brought attention to some of the best documentary film of recent years. Gerhard Richter Painting and Beltracchi turn their attention to the worlds of art-making and art-forging, respectively, while 2015’s Citizenfour stunned the world with its revelations about the NSA.
The best German movies are honored in this category – and we’ve got some of the very greatest in this collection. Fatih Akin’s The Edge of Heaven took the prize in 2008, while John Rabe won in 2009. This category celebrates the very best of German film.
Sometimes the most striking thing about a movie is the vision of its director – how he or she sees the world. The Best Direction category is all about celebrating a particular filmmaker's vision. Hannah Arendt and Age of Cannibals were both nominated in this category, while Stopped on Track took home the prize in 2012.