German Premiere of Submergence & Douglas Sirk Award for Wim Wenders

Filmfest Hamburg, Germany

FILMFEST HAMBURG will be honoring Wim Wenders with this year’s Douglas Sirk Award for his services to film culture and the film industry on the occasion of the German premiere of SUBMERGENCE.

The Douglas Sirk Award is the most prestigious award at FILMFEST HAMBURG and has been a firm feature of the festival since 1995. It is only ever awarded to an individual who has made a significant contribution to film culture and the film industry through their work. Former prizewinners include Jim Jarmusch, Atom Egoyan, Tilda Swinton and Fatih Akin.

“Wim Wenders, one of the greatest filmmakers in the world, whose works typify German auteur cinema more than almost any other director, has more than earned the Douglas Sirk Award. Awarding him this prize is also our way of honouring him for his tireless commitment to European cinema and his tremendous dedication to the German film industry.” explains Festival Manager Albert Wiederspiel.

The award ceremony will take place on 13 October 2017 in conjunction with the German premiere of Wim Wenders‘ latest film SUBMERGENCE. The film adaptation of the book of the same name by J. M. Ledgard, with Oscar winner Alicia Vikander and James McAvoy in the leading roles, is a tantalising romantic film about two people who live life to the extreme in their own unique ways, while aiming at making the world a safer and better place

Screening times are:

Friday, 13 October 20:00 Uhr CinemaxX 1 & 21:45 Uhr CinemaxX 8 • Dammtordamm 1, 20354 Hamburg

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Filmfest Hamburg