Berlinale Honoring Armin Mueller-Stahl With Honorary Golden Bear For Lifetime Achievement Award

Later this month, the Berlin Film Festival (the Berlinale) will be screening several incredible films that we’ve written about previously. From the new Wim Wenders 3D dance film, Pina, to Ralph Fiennes new adaptation of Coriolanus, the world will get their first chance to see some interesting pieces of filmmaking.

Earlier today the Berlinale announced that along with their epic Ingmar Bergman retrospective, they’d be honoring legendary actor Armin Mueller-Stahl (Lola, Veronika Voss, Night On Earth) with an “Honorary Golden Bear for Lifetime Achievement”  and would also be screening several of his films (listed below).

Armin Mueller-Stahl may be most recently remembered as the Russian crime lord in David Cronenberg’s Eastern Promises, as well as in The International and Angels And Demons. Along with Lola, Veronika Voss, and Night On Earth, we also have a Criterion connection in his appearnace in David Fincher’s The Game, which will hopefully see it’s release this year.

Over the next few weeks we’ll have our friend Iain Stasukevich (of the American Cinematographer podcast) recording some bonus episodes with us, as he will be in Berlin for a month for the festival. I cannot wait to hear about some of these films.

Here is the press release, from the Berlinale:

Honorary Golden Bear and Homage for Armin Mueller-Stahl

The Berlinale is honouring this versatile and talented German star of world renown, who is also an extraordinary writer, painter and musician, with an Honorary Golden Bear for Lifetime Achievement and this year’s Homage film series (see press release from December 17, 2010). The award ceremony for his Honorary Golden Bear will be accompanied by a screening of Music Box in the Berlinale-Palast on February 18. At a public interview in the Filmhaus at Potsdamer Platz on February 17, 2011, Armin Mueller-Stahl will talk about his work and take a look back at his career.

Avalon by Barry Levinson with Armin Mueller-Stahl, Aidan Quinn, Kevin Pollack, USA 1990, English, copy: Sony Pictures Entertainment, Culver City, CA

Angry Harvest (Angry Harvest) by Agnieszka Holland with Armin Mueller-Stahl, Elisabeth Trissenaar, Wojciech Pszoniak, Germany 1984/85, German electronic with English subtitles, copy: German Film Archive, Berlin

Eastern Promises (Eastern Promises) by David Cronenberg with Viggo Mortensen, Naomi Watts, Armin Mueller-Stahl, United Kingdom / Canada 2007, English, CC: Tobis Film, Berlin

The Fugitive (The Flight) by Roland Gräf with Armin Mueller-Stahl, Jenny Gröllmann, Erika Pelikowsky, DDR 1976/77, German electronic with English subtitles, copy: German Film Institute – DIF, Frankfurt am Main

Five Cartridges (Five Cartridges) by Frank Beyer with Armin Mueller-Stahl, Manfred Krug, Ulrich Thein, Ernst-Georg Schwill, DDR 1959/60, German with English subtitles, copy: Progress Film-Verleih, Berlin

Royal Children (Invincible Love) by Frank Beyer, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Katherine Anne citizen, Ulrich Thein, DDR 1961/62, German electronic with English subtitles, copy: German Film Institute – DIF, Frankfurt am Main

Lola Rainer Werner Fassbinder with Armin Mueller-Stahl, Barbara Sukowa, Mario Adorf, Germany 1981, German with English subtitles electronic, CC: Film Museum in Munich’s City Museum, Munich

Night on Earth by Jim Jarmusch with Armin Mueller-Stahl, Gena Rowlands, Winona Ryder, USA / France / Germany and Others, 1991, English, CC: Janus Films, New York

Shine (Shine – Sleeping in Light) by Scott Hicks with Noah Taylor, Geoffrey Rush, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Australia / Great Britain 1995/96, english, copy: National Film and Sound Archive, Canberra

Utz George Sluizer with Armin Mueller-Stahl, Brenda Fricker, Paul Scofield, Great Britain / Germany 1991/92, english, copy: Albert Schwinges, Hamburg

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