Brigitte Hobmeier elected best female actor at the Bavarian film awards for her role in “Closed Season”


Munich actress Brigitte Hobmeier was awarded the Bavarian Film Prize for her role in "Closed Season", already primed at Montreal's 2012 World Film Festival - picture www.stmwi.bayern.de

The Bavarian Film Award 2013 goes to Brigitte Hobmeier. To stress the importance of cinema as a cultural object, since 1979 the Bavarian government has been awarding the Bavarian Film Award for excellency within the German film industry, upon recommendation of an independent jury. With prize money of 310.000 euros in total, it is one of the highest endowed and most wanted awards of its kind in Germany.

2013 the award went to Brigitte Hobmeier as the Best Actress in Closed Season, in which she embodies a female farmer hiding a Jew from the Nazis during WWII. According to the jury, Hobmeier procured real feelings with perfect minimalism: "It is not possible to play more intensively and yet without any superficiality”. The jury of the 2012 Montreal Film Festival had already spotted the movie, as Brigitte Hobmeier was crowned Best Actress for this very role.

Altogehter 13 awards were given, among which the Audience's award for the unexpected blockbuster Fack ju Göhte. The award for the Best production went to famous film producer Edgar Reitz and his son Christian for the epic Home Away From Home (Die andere Heimat – Chronik einer Sehnsucht).

Sources: www.zeit.de/kultur/film, www.bayern.de