Trailblazing German filmmaker Margarethe von Trotta is ready to obtain a Lifetime Achievement Award from the European Film Academy for her excellent physique of labor. A press launch introduced the information.
After launching her profession as an actress, von Trotta made her solo debut as a director with 1978’s “The Second Awakening of Christa Klages.” She received Venice Film Festival’s Golden Lion in 1981 for “Marianne & Juliane,” a drama about sisters preventing for girls’s rights that went on to obtain two German Film Awards. Her different credit embrace “Rosa Luxemburg,” “Love and Fear,” and “Hannah Arendt.”
The multi-hyphenate’s newest movie, 2018 doc “Searching for Ingmar Bergman,” explored the long-lasting filmmaker’s life and work. “Phantom Thread” breakout Vicky Krieps toplines her subsequent movie, “Bachmann & Frisch,” a drama impressed by the connection of writers Ingeborg Bachmann and Max Frisch.
“The figures that appeal to me are always strong women who also have moments of weakness; therefore, I never try to make heroines out of them. Instead I show how they fought to find their own way, how they put themselves out there, and how much they had to swallow in order to find themselves,” von Trotta shared in an interview. “I am fascinated by how they overcome obstacles in order to achieve their goals.”
Von Trotta will obtain her honor at the European Film Awards, set to be held December 10in Reykjavik.