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Global Showbiz Briefs: Berlin Sets Wim Wenders Homage; BBC Two Orders ‘Stonemouth’ & UK’s First Transgender Series; More

The 65th Berlin International Film Festival will dedicate an homage to Wim Wenders and present him with an Honorary Golden Bear for his lifetime achievement. Since his 1970 debut Summer In The City, the Germany native has made about 50 films including Alice In The Cities (1973), Kings of the Road (1976), Paris, Texas (1984) Wings Of Desire (1987), The State Of Things (1982), The Million Dollar Hotel (2000) and Pina (2011). Ten films from Wenders’ feature and documentary repertoire will be shown, with titles to be announced in the fall. “In dedicating the homage to Wim Wenders, we honor one of the most noted contemporary auteurs,” said Dieter Kosslick, Director of the Berlinale. “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.” The festival runs February 5-15.

BBC Two has commissioned Stonemouth, based on the novel by Iain Banks. A BBC Scotland/Slate

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