Jonas Rothlaender has been awarded the Film Prize of the Minister President of the Saarland in the category Best Director for FADO at the Max Ophüls Prize Film Festival.
The Film Prize of the Minister President of the Saarland is awarded for outstanding directorial achievement in films from the Feature Film Competition section and is endowed with 5,500 Euro. The prize is supplemented by distribution funding to the tune of 5,500 Euro. Upon request, and at the recommendation of the award-winning director, this prize can be awarded to the distribution company responsible for distributing the film.
From the jury statement:
Carried by two outstanding actors, FADO, Jonas Rothlaender’s film, recounts a relationship drama that makes jealousy the driving force of the narrative. The characters come together and lose each other in the alleyways of Lisbon, but it is the rust of jealousy, constantly eating away at their relationship, that finally destroys the ties between them. Our congratulations go to this impressive visual and directorial cinematic tour-de-force!
FADO (Screenplay: Sebastian Belly, Jonas Rothlaender; Cinematography: Alexander Haßkerl, Production: Tara Biere) a Stick Up Film production in a co-production with rbb and Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg.