Lars Gunnar Lotz, Germany
The untouched subject of an older woman together with a younger man has finally become a major topic at this year’s Berlinale. Along with The Reader and Cheri this film dives into the forbidden subject matter of a math teacher who sleeps with her student. It is not a typical love story in the yellow press but one of misplaced emotions and distress when the teacher in a car accident accidentally kills the student’s sister. Franciscan Petri won Best Actress in the category Perspective Deutsches Kino.