Honorary Mention< >
for an extraordinary german documentary film
Dirk Schäfer (Germany) for the film
Eine Art Liebe (A Sort of Love)
The film tackles a big subject and relates it in a touchingly simple way. It concentrates entirely on its Belmondo-style hero fighting against the power of tradition and for his own life. The film gains its power from its poetry, one of the most difficult, but also one of the most beautiful means of filmic expression – with the appealing point being that one can understand the film title as expressing exactly what the director feels for his protagonist.