The German anti-war film Im Westen Nichts Neues is the big winner of the Baftas, the most important British film awards. Director Edward Berger’s Netflix film received seven awards, including the award for best picture.
The director himself also received the award for ‘best director’. Composer Volker Bertelmann received a prize for the music he made for the 1928 film adaptation of the book. Never before has a non-English language film won so many Baftas.
Im Westen Nichts Neues is based on the novel of the same name by the German author Erich Maria Remarque.
Other award winners include the Irish tragicomedy The Banshees of Inisherin, and director Baz Luhrmann’s biographical film Elvis. The latter film received four awards for casting, costumes and the ‘make-up and hair’ category. Austin Butler also received the award for best leading role for his role as Elvis.
The documentary prize at the Baftas went to Navalny, about the poisoning of the Russian opposition leader.
The awards were presented at the Royal Festival Hall in London.