January 28, 2009 / 3:11 AM / 10 years ago

Berlin festival to honor director Chabrol

BERLIN (Hollywood Reporter) - Fifty years after he won the Berlin International Film Festival’s Golden Bear for his directorial debut, “Bitter Reunion,” French director and Nouvelle Vague pioneer Claude Chabrol will receive the fest’s Berlinale Camera lifetime achievement award.

Chabrol will be honored February 8 at a ceremony at Berlin’s Cinema Paris, which will be followed by the screening of his latest film, “Bellamy.”

Gunter Rohrbach, producer of such classics as Wolfgang Petersen’s “Das Boot” and R.W. Fassbinder’s “Berlin Alexanderplatz,” also will receive a Berlinale Camera this year. That ceremony is set to take place February 9 at the Friedrichstadtpalast ahead of the gala premiere of Hermine Huntgeburth’s “Effi Briest,” which Rohrbach produced.

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

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