Berlinale 2012 to Pay Tribute to Theo Angelopoulos and Vadim Glowna

The Berlin International Film Festival 2012 will present two special screenings in its programme, paying tribute to the recently deceased Greek filmmaker Theodoros Angelopoulos and German actor and filmmaker Vadim Glowna.

The Greek award-winning director (77) was killed in a motorcycle accident, while shooting for his new film “The Other Sea” outside Athens, and Vadim Glowna died at the age of 70.

Since the beginning of the 1970s Theo Angelopoulos has been regarded as one of Europe’s major directors of auteur cinema. He was a guest at the Berlin International Film Festival multiple times. Most recently, Theo Angelopoulos presented I Skoni tou Chronou (The Dust of Time) in the Berlinale Competition in 2009.

The Berlinale will show Trilogia: To livadi pou dakrizei (Trilogy: The Weeping Meadow) in a special screening – in the original version with German subtitles – at the Cinemax 9 at Potsdamer Platz on February 16, 2012, at 9pm. Greek author Petros Markaris, who worked with Angelopoulos on many of the scripts for his films, and Phoebe Economopoulos, widow and producer of many of his films, are expected to attend the screening.

Actor and director Vadim Glowna was a prominent figure of New German Cinema. Starting in the 1960s, character actor Glowna played in more than 160 film and television productions, and performed on stage for many noted directors. He won the Golden Camera at Cannes in 1981 for his directorial debut, Desperado City. Vadim Glowna was a constant companion of the Berlin International Film Festival and a member of the International Jury in 1989.

In memory of Vadim Glowna, the Berlinale will present Desperado City, in cooperation with the Deutsche Filmakademie, at the Filmkunst 66 in Charlottenburg as part of the initiative “Berlinale goes Kiez” on February 11, 2012 at 8pm.