German filmmaker Wim Wenders will be feted with an honorary
Golden Bear for lifetime achievement at the 65th Berlin
International Film Festival, where 10 of his movies will also be
"In dedicating the homage to Wim Wenders, we honour one of the
most noted contemporary auteurs. 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," variety.com quoted Dieter Kosslick, director of the Berlinale, as
Wenders, described by the festival as one of cinema's great
innovators, made his feature debut in 1970 with "Summer in the
City". He has made around 50 films in his career.
In his early days in the industry, he influenced New German
Cinema. He made road movies like "Alice in the Cities" (1973) and
"Kings of the Road" (1976), and also has worked in the US, Europe,
Latin America and Asia.
A widely awarded filmmaker, Wenders's 3D project "Pina" was also
nominated for an Academy Award.