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Homage to Rosel Zech

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In Memory of One of the Great Ones in German Film and TheaterWhen Rosel Zech left us after a long illness on August 31, 2011, this departure came much too early. To pay homage to this Berlin-born actress, the cinema Kurbel in Berlin-Charlottenburg will screen VERONIKA VOSS, one of her strongest and most successful films, in a matinee on October 30 at 11AM (Kurbel 2). Rosel Zech and Rainer Werner Fassbinder were awarded the Golden Bear for VERONIKA VOSS as best film at the 1982 Berlinale. We are ...

Honorary Golden Bear for Armin Mueller-Stahl

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Homage to the Actor at the 61st Berlin International Film Festival   Since 1982 the Berlin International Film Festival has regularly honored outstanding individuals in the world of national and international film for their life's work. In 2010, the festival's Honorary Golden Bear was awarded to Hanna Schygulla, an actress whose career is intimately linked with the work of Rainer Werner Fassbinder. In 2011, this award is being bestowed on an actor who first won international reno...

Homage to Luise Ullrich for her 100th Birthday

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In memory of her lifework and to commemorate Luise Ullrich’s 100th birthday, which she would have celebrated on October 31, 2010, her most important films will be screened once in movie theaters in Vienna, Munich, and Berlin. Among them is also RWFs “family series” EIGHT HOURS DON’T MAKE A DAY.Beginning in the 1930s, the Vienna-born actress appeared in more than fifty movies. Successful on theater stages throughout Germany, she even managed to get a Hollywood contract. After engagements ...

Lifetime Achievement Award goses to Michael Ballhaus

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It is our great pleasure to inform that this year's PLUS CAMERIMAGE Lifetime Achievement Award will be granted to Michael Ballhaus. A special retrospective review of his films will present some of his greatest achievements and the cinematographer himself will be a guest of the Festival. 18th edition of the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography Plus Camerimage will be held in the City of Bydgoszcz from the 27th November through 4th December 2010. Current information ab...

Lost Fassbinder Film To Play At MoMA

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  The Film Department of the Museum of Modern Art, one of the most treasured film resources in New York and a major archive of world cinema, will present a true rarity next week in their film program. WORLD ON A WIRE, a lost television film directed by New German Cinema wunderkind Rainer Werner Fassbinder that not been seen since its original broadcast on German television in 1973, is being resurrected and presented at the inestimable institutons for a run from April 14 to 19. The resto...

10 Things You Didn't Know About European Directors

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By Greta Lorez   Did you know… … Jean-Luc Godard, one of the founding members of the Nouvelle Vague, was the son of a Swiss couple. Born in Paris, he spent his childhood in Switzerland and at the age of 18, moved back to Paris where he studied Ethnology at the Sorbonne. Godard, however, never severed his Swiss connection: many of his movies were shot on location in Switzerland. He lives there now. … the German filmmaker Wim Wenders (Paris, Texas, Wings of De...

Hommage To Hanna Schygulla In Berlin

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  One of German cinema's most famous and respected actresses, Hanna Schygulla, is receiving a multi-film hommage as part of this year's 60th anniversary celebrations of the Berlinale. This iconic actress, who is most associated with the work of German pioneering director Rainer Werner Fassbinder, has been a prolific actress since the 1960s and is one of the only German talents known around the world for her vivid acting style. Hanna Schygulla was born in 1925 in Königshütte, Upper ...

Hanna Schygulla and Wolfgang Kohlhaase to receive honorary Golden Bears at 60th Berlinale

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Homage Berlinale 2010: Hanna Schygulla and Wolfgang Kohlhaase to Receive Honorary Golden Bears for Their Lifetime Achievements In 2010, the festival's 60th anniversary, the Berlinale is dedicating its Homage to two film artists who have decisively shaped post-war German cinema in different ways. "Hanna Schygulla and Wolfgang Kohlhaase both stand for renewal and departure - in West and East Germany. Hanna Schygulla's name is inseparably connected with Rainer Werner Fassbinder's ...

Berlin will pay tribute to Hanna Schygulla and Wolfgang Kohlhaase

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Homage Berlinale 2010: Hanna Schygulla and Wolfgang Kohlhaase to Receive Honorary Golden Bears for Their Lifetime AchievementsIn 2010, the festival’s 60th anniversary, the Berlinale is dedicating its Homage to two film artists who have decisively shaped post-war German cinema in different ways. “Hanna Schygulla and Wolfgang Kohlhaase both stand for renewal and departure – in West and East Germany. Hanna Schygulla’s name is inseparably connected with Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s films. Wo...

First International Meeting of Master Editors and 31st Havana Film Festival

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Rainer Werner Fassbinder Foundation - RWFF-President Juliane Lorenz and Hanna Schygulla in Cuba`s capital Two events will highlight the film activities of Hanna Schygulla and Juliane Lorenz in the Caribbean this fall. Hanna Schygulla successfully finished her documentary. After an acclaimed start at the Filmfest Braunschweig, her first film - a portrait of the legendary Cuban director and actress Alicia Bustamente - has now been invited to be presented in Havana, its place of origin.   J...

Film critic Peter W. Jansen dead

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Cultural journalist, essayist and publicist of the New German Film Peter W. Jansen has passed away. After a long illness and a few days after his 78th birthday, Peter W. Jansen died on November 15. The well-known journalist and long-time director of the national radio station SWR was one of Germany`s most renowned film critics. Since the Oberhausen Manifesto (1962) his unfailing reviews accompanied the New German Film. While the magazines he wrote for include Filmkritik, Filmbulletin as well as ...

Official Selection Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg

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Official Programme: 06 – 16 November 200814 Kilometros / 14 Kilometers95 Min. by Gerardo Olivares, SpainOnly 14 kilometres short is the distance between North Africa and Spain. Yet, the real distance for African emigrants to get to Europe is unconceivable to European coevals. This moving film accompanies two young Africans on their way to Europe.German PremiereAmanecer de un sueño / Awaking from a Dream96 Min. by Freddy Mas Franqueza, SpainMarcel was left by his mother when he was eight years...

Sarajevo Film Festival 2008 - Dotty gets spanked

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Sarajevo Film Festival 2008 hosted Todd Haynes, one of the most controversial film authors today. Haynes had his films shown every day on the festival in the program Tribute to. His films are social and cultural essay on a sexuality subject in a traditional Christian American society. Social re-examination in his films and redefinition are one of the most important issues in his films. This re-examination sometimes also implies research in its complete absence as is the case with the films “Sa...

Munich’s Filmschoolfest kicks off with 27 world premieres

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The 27th Munich International Festival of Film Schools will be kicked off on November 17 & 18 with the special program "All human beings are born free and equal". The Goethe-Institut and the Remembrance and Future Fund held a film competition for film students on Human Rights. Students from film academies and colleges of art have tackled the First Article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and developed concepts for short films. The juries in ten countries have chosen 47 projects for r...

Unseen Classic Caps Fassbinder Retrospective At MoMA

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Monday, April 9-------A cinema classic largely unseen since its debut in 1980 caps off the three-week series of films made by the iconoclastic German New Cinema director Rainer Werner Fassbinder that has been captivating New York audiences anew at the Museum of Modern Art. Fassbinder was the highly influential director whose distinctive films mixed politics, social issues and deep emotions in a sparkling career that was meteoric and all too brief . After the release of such 1970s milestones as F...

26th International Istanbul Film Festival

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Organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts and sponsored by AKBANK, the International Istanbul Film Festival celebrates its 26th year in 2007. The festival will be held March 30th-April 15th. As Turkey's primary film festival, the Istanbul Film Festival will unite outstanding films, movie stars and master directors with cinema-lovers in Istanbul, and as always, present a wide panorama of Turkish movies as well. Festival goers are promised a variety of novelties and surprises not t...

44th New York Film Festival Announces Dates

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The New York Film Festival, the grande dame of New York film events, has announced that its 44th edition will be held at New York's Lincoln Center from September 29 to October 15, 2006. The Festival, which is presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, continues an extraordinary tradition of showcasing the newest and most important cinematic works by directors from around the world. Over its long history, the Festival has introduced such singular talents as Francois Truffaut, Bernardo Ber...

Berlin Wrap: the films we hadda miss...

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It's always a bit of a let-down when a big one like this wraps and you look through the catalogue noting oodles of films you were dying to see but just didn't have time to get to. Ouch! Among the most coveted 'near misses' (since it would have been possible to see them, but at the expense of missing other simultaneously scheduled events) I can list with sweet regret (and this is only a small sampling), the following: "The Notorious Betty Page" (with a fetishistically luscious Gretchen Mol); "Ab...

Oscar Boys, Turks in exile and funny english uncles

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During the ten days of the Berlinale most Berlin dailies adorn their front pages with large color photos of celebrity posturings the night before. On Thursday, day number 7 of the fest, however, what was to be seen on all Berlin front pages were shots of men in hooded white spacesuits holding up dead swans fished out of the city lakes, or otherwise attempting to deal with the sudden arrival of the dreaded aviarian flu virus in the midst of the city. Of course, this does not mean that we can exp...

Fassbinder Hommage at next Mannheim-Heidelberg Fest

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Nine films for eternity – Hommage to Rainer Werner Fassbinder atthe 54th International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg taking place from 17 to 26 November 2005The 54th International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg dedicates thisyear’s hommage to one of the rare superstars of German cinema,Rainer Werner Fassbinder. He died in 1982. But still there is nodiscussion about German film that doesn’t start with him and also endswith a reference to his work. He showed his first films in Mannheim ...

Regina Ziegler will be awarded a Berlinale Camera

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The "grande dame" of German film and television has a weakness for red.!Since 1973 she and her company, Ziegler Film, have produced over 250 films, including Kamikaze with Rainer W. Fassbinder; the screen adaptation of Fabian, which was nominated for an Oscar, Andrzej Wajda’s Korczak and the comedy Suche impotenten Mann fürs Leben (In Search of an Impotent Man). With Erotic Tales – which was made by a number of internationally celebrated directors, such as Hal Hartley and Susan Seidelman ...

Berlinale 4 Camera Awards

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Berlinale Camera AwardsThe Berlinale Camera is awarded to film personalities to whom the Berlin International Film Festival feels particularly indebted. By bestowing this honor, the Berlinale wants to express its gratitude and appreciation. The Berlinale Camera has been awarded since 1986. This year it will be donated for the first time by the jeweler Georg Hornemann from Düsseldorf. At the 54th Berlinale the pianist Willy Sommerfeld, the producer Regina Ziegler, the photographer Erika Rabau an...

The Miracle of Bern scores in London

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Major success for THE MIRACLE OF BERN (DAS WUNDER VON BERN) in LondonThe Export-Union opened the sixth Festival of German Cinema in London withTHE MIRACLE OF BERN/DAS WUNDER VON BERN (27 November to 4 December 2003).The British cinemagoers were not put off by the legend of the Germanfootball victory . At a sold-out performance, director Sönke Wortmann andthe main actors Peter Lohmeyer and Louis Klamroth answered the questionsfrom an enthusiastic audience who were just as interested in the film'...

the miracle of Bern scores in London

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Major success for THE MIRACLE OF BERN (DAS WUNDER VON BERN) in LondonThe Export-Union opened the sixth Festival of German Cinema in London withTHE MIRACLE OF BERN/DAS WUNDER VON BERN (27 November to 4 December 2003).The British cinemagoers were not put off by the legend of the Germanfootball victory . At a sold-out performance, director Sönke Wortmann andthe main actors Peter Lohmeyer and Louis Klamroth answered the questionsfrom an enthusiastic audience who were just as interested in the film'...
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