Berlin's Wim Wenders homage line-up revealed

Berlin's Wim Wenders homage line-up revealed

Ten strong line-up of titles unveiled; Wenders to take part in on stage conversation.

The Berlin International Film Festival (Feb 5-15) has revealed the ten titles that will make up its Homage to German filmmaker Wim Wenders.

As previously announced, Wenders will also be awarded an Honorary Golden Bear for lifetime achievement at the 65th Berlinale.

The award ceremony on Feb 12 in the Berlinale Palast will include a new digitally restored screening of The American Friend, Wenders’ 1977 thriller based on a book by Patricia Highsmith, which tells the story of a fatal friendship between two men, played by Bruno Ganz and Dennis Hopper.

The American Friend was Wim Wenders’ international breakthrough film. And we were so impressed by the brilliance of the recently completed digital restoration that we decided to premiere it as part of the award ceremony for the Honorary Golden Bear,” said festival director Dieter Kosslick.

Wenders’ early work The Goalie’s Anxiety at the

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