Wim Wenders to receive honorary Golden Bear

Wim Wenders to receive honorary Golden Bear

At Berlin Film Festival

Editor: Buro 24/7

The 65th Berlin International Film Festival will celebrate German filmmaker Wim Wenders – presenting him with an honorary Golden Bear for lifetime achievement

Ten Wenders' films will also be shown as a homage to the director, including Wings of Desire, which will play on February 12 at the Berlinale Palast. 

Director of the Berlinale, Dieter Kosslick said: "In dedicating the homage to Wim Wenders, we honour one of the most noted contemporary auteurs. His cross-genre and multifaceted work as a filmmaker, photographer and author has shaped our living memory of cinema, and continues to inspire other filmmakers." 

Since Summer in the City, his debut feature in 1970, Wenders has made over 50 films. Throughout the 70s Wenders was an intrinsic cog of the young generation of filmmakers who heavily influenced New German Cinema. Currently Wenders is the president of the European Film Academy, member of the Berlin Academy of Arts, and an honorary doctor of the Sorbonne University in Paris.