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    Konrad-Wolf-Preis an Christoph Schlingensief

    By Dorothea Holloway | September 7, 2015

    Posthum wird der Konrad-Wolf-Preis an Christoph Schlingensief verliehen. Ein Zitat aus KINO – German Film No: 98 aus dem Jahre 2010:

    Christoph Schlingensief (1960-2010):

    KINO – German Film was saddened to hear of the news that 49-year-old Christoph Schlingensief had lost his battle against lung cancer at the end of August. In a letter of condolence, State Minister for Culture Bernd Neumann called Schlingensief »one of the versatile and innovative artists who had profoundly influenced the German speaking film and theatre world«, while Berlinale director Dieter Kosslick spoke about the filmmaker’s commitment against deportations, racism and human rights’ violations. A year ago, Schlingensief had served in the international Jury of the 59th edition of the Berlinale under Tilda Swinton. […] Schlingensief earned a reputation as a trash filmmaker and provocateur. He also brought a political dimension to his work in the theatre and opera. Most recently, he had been working on the project to establish an »opera village« in the heart of the African savannah in Burkina Faso. He had laid the keystone for an opera house this February as part of a development to include a theatre for theatre and music, performance spaces and a clinic. A Special Event to commemorate Schingensief’s life and work will be held at Berlin’s Volksbühne theatre on November 6.

    See also KINO – German Film No: 101 (2011) about »Konrad Wolf Prize for Bela Tarr«:

    All the film buffs, the film historians and the cineasts who are really understanding film as an art form congregated on October 14, 2011 in the Academy of Arts at the Hanseatenweg: »The Konrad Wolf Prize was awarded to Hungarian film director Bela Tarr. The laudation was held by Ulrich Gregor, founder and long-time artistic director of Berlinale’s International Forum of Young Cinema. The ceremony was followed by a screening of Bela Tarr’s The Turin Horse awarded with the international Jury’s Grand Prix at Berlinale 2011 Competition entry and Hungary’s Official Entry for Best ForeignLanguage Film at this year’s Academy Awards.

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