Gottfried John turns 70

German film’s most striking visage and its saddest eyes Gottfried John was born in Berlin on August 29, 1942 and spent most of his early years living in child-welfare institutions. In 1960 he moved with his mother to Paris, where he earned his living as, among other things, a pavement artist. It was during this (…)

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Giancarlo Giannini turns 70

Hanna Schygulla’s co-star in LILI MARLEEN Giancarlo Giannini, the internationally renowned Italian character actor, was born on August 1, 1942 in La Spezia on the Ligurian coast and grew up in Naples. His long film career now comprises around 140 roles. Giannini trained as an actor at the Accademia nazionale d’arte drammatica Silvio d‘Amicoin Rome, (…)

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The actress Doris Schade died on June 25, 2012

The passing of an actress who appeared in RWF’s VERONIKA VOSS Doris Schade has died at the age of 88 in Munich surrounded by her family. Born on May 21, 1924 in the Thuringian town of Bad Frankenhausen, she grew up in the Soviet Union and Japan, where her father worked as an engineer. She (…)

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HANDS ON FASSBINDER – #3 ON POLITICS

On Saturday, July 14, 2012, discussions and lectures in Berlin The series of events taking place in 2012 under the umbrella title of HANDS ON FASSBINDERis a collective project mounted by the German film journal REVOLVER, the Collegium Hungaricum Berlin (.CHB), the Berlin cinema Zeughauskino, the Rainer Werner Fassbinder Foundation (RWFF) and the German Federal (…)

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Karlheinz Braun Celebrates His Eightieth Birthday

Initiator and cofounder of the Verlag der Autoren Karlheinz Braun was born in Frankfurt am Main on July 4, 1932. In 1952 he enrolled in at the Goethe University in Frankfurt, where he studied literature and philosophy, later continuing his studies in Paris during semesters abroad. From 1953 to 1959 he headed the Frankfurt student (…)

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