Volker Schlöndorff

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Biography

Volker Schlöndorff is an internationally renowned film director. Recognized as one of the founders of the movement known as New German Cinema, he began his career working with such luminaries as Louis Malle, Alain Renais, and Jean-Pierre Melville. Schloendorff’s early films, Young Törless (1966) , and television production, Baal (1970), won critical acclaim for their unflinching statements about the German legacy of authoritarianism and violence. His later film, The Lost Honor of Katherina Blum (1975), which he co-directed with Margarethe von Trotta, is a searing indictment of police and media injustice when Germany was under attack by the terroristic Red Army Faction. In 1979, Schlöndorff’s most celebrated film, The Tin Drum, won both the Palm d’or at the Cannes Film Festival and the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Subsequently, Schlöndorff has directed numerous successful films, including Swann in Love (1984), Death of a Salesman (1985), The Handmaid’s Tale (1990), Homo Faber/Voyager (1991), The Ninth Day (2004), Diplomacy (2014), Return to Montauk (2017).

Filmography

  • L’homme qui ressuscite les arbres 2021
  • Zeitzeugengespräch 2021
  • Der namenlose Tag 2017

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