By Indiewire | Indiewire February 13, 2007 at 12:24AM
Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck's debut feature, "The Lives of Others," has won numerous awards, among others, 7 Lola Awards (the German equivalent of the Oscars), including Best Picture. It is now competing for the Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award and opens in Bay Area theaters this Friday. We spoke with him when he visited San Francisco this January. Miljenko Skoknic reports.