The European Film Academy wants to honor director Marguerite von Trotta (80) for the work of her life. Her “unique contribution to the world of cinema” will be honored, the Academy announced Tuesday in Berlin. Von Trotta is set to accept the award at the European Film Awards on December 10 in Reykjavik, Iceland.
She began her career as an actress, for example in Volker Schlöndorff’s “Baal” or Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s “Warning Before a Holy Whore”. In the early 1970s, she was drawn behind the camera – at a time when women still rarely directed. “As a committed fighter against pornography and misogyny, she became one of the preeminent directors of European author cinema,” said the Film Academy.
The Golden Lion of Venice
She won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival in the early 1980s for her film Die bleierne Zeit. She has also made films about Hannah Arendt, Hildegard von Bingen and Rosa Luxemburg. Your new movie “Bachmann & Frisch” is about the relationship between writer Ingeborg Bachmann and writer Max Frisch.
The European Film Prize is awarded annually alternately in Berlin and in another European city. This time, the nominated films and actors will be announced in November. Last year’s drama “Quo Vadis, Aida?” By Yasmila Shabani as the best European film. (APA/SIG)
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