BerlinFilmFestival_badgeThe Berlin Film Festival has organized tribute screenings to mark the recent passing of two actors who had a long history with the event. On February 11, Philip Seymour Hoffman will be honored with a showing of Capote, for which he won the Best Actor Oscar in 2006. That film also played in competition here that year. Other Hoffman films to have appeared in Berlin include 2003 Panorama title Owning philip-seymour-hoffmanmaximilian-schellMahowny; Spike Lee’s 25th Hour; Anthony Minghella’s The Talented Mr Ripley and Paul Thomas Anderson’s Magnolia, which won the Golden Bear in 2000. In memory of Maximilian Schell, who passed away on February 1, producers Margit Chuchra, Dieter Pochlatko, and Werner Schweizer are presenting his film My Sister Maria in collaboration with the festival and the German Film Academy. The special screening is set for Sunday. Schell’s Marlene Dietrich documentary Marlene, ran in competition here in 1984. He returned to the competition as an actor in Jeroen Krabbé’s Left Luggage in 1998.

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