1998: 1st Festival Audience Award
We introduced the idea to our patrons to vote for the best new films for the first time in the 8th Chichester Film Festival (1999) and created various Audience Awards categories. The best new fiction film was, nor surprisingly, selected by our audience for our preview of a multi award-winning German film ‘Run Lola Run’, which had scooped the board in all the International Film Festivals. Here is another chance to re-view this gem! – Roger Gibson.
Set against the gritty urban scenescape of Berlin and a pounding techno soundtrack, ‘Run Lola Run’ is a frenetic, inventive existential thriller that explores the life-altering impact of seemingly inconsequential actions. Beautiful, hip and young, poor Lola has but 20 minutes to locate a missing bag containing 100,000 Deutsche Marks or come up with the money some other way - if she can't, gangsters are going to kill her boyfriend. A pulse-raising race against time, the film employs a startling array of innovative techniques to present three separate scenarios, all departing from a single split-second decision Lola makes. Franka Patente, who also sings on the soundtrack, is mesmerizing as Lola. (Subtitles)
Germany 1998 Tom Twyker 78m