The Accademia del Cinema Italiano awarded the Premi David di Donatello for the "Best Film of the European Union" to ROSENSTRASSE by Margarethe von Trotta ex aequo with Lars von Trier's DOGVILLE.
The DONATELLO (the Italian Film Award) was first awarded in 1950. After Katja Riemann's COPPA VOLPI for Best Actress in Venice last year, yesterday's presentation in the Palazzo die Congressi in Rome was the second important Italian distinction for Margarethe von Trotta's film.
Richard Schöps, Henrik Meyer and Markus Zimmer produced ROSENSTRASSE for Studio Hamburg Letterbox and Tele-München. With 600,000 admissions, the film is among the year's most successful films in Germany and has already received several awards. It was backed by Filmboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Filmförderung Hamburg, the German Federal Film Board (FFA), BKM, Eurimages, NCRV, Dutch Film Fund and the Cobo Fund.
The „Premi David di Donatello” for “Best Film of the European Union" also went to DOGVILLE by Lars von Trier, which was co-produced in Germany by Pain Unlimited. The film was backed by Filmstiftung NRW.