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3 December 2009 4:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Cologne, Germany -- The Berlin Film Festival has picked two of Germany's most prolific and prestigious film talents -- acting diva Hanna Schygulla and screenwriter Wolfgang Kohlhaase -- for its 2010 lifetime achievement awards.
The choice is particularly inspired, as Schygulla and Kohlhaase each represent a distinct period in German cinema -- West and East respectively -- and both have seen a late-period revival in their careers.
"Schygulla's name is inseparably connected with Rainer Werner Fassbinder's films (while) Wolfgang Kohlhaase adopted a course that was new for (East German state studio) Defa," said Berlin Festival Director Dieter Kosslick.
Hanna Schygulla appeared in 23 Fassbinder productions -- including "The Marriage of Maria Braun," "Berlin Alexanderplatz" and "Lili Marleen" and became the on-screen face of the new German cinema movement of the 1970s and 80s. More recently she starred in Fatih Akin's "The Edge of Heaven" (2007) in a role that won her »
- By Scott Roxborough
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