Volker Schloendorff Biography (1939-)

Born March 31, 1939, in Wiesbaden, Germany; married Margarethe von Trotta (adirector, screenwriter, and actress), 1969 (divorced). Career: Director, screenwriter, and producer. Assistant director to Louis Malle, Jean-PierreMelville, and Alain Resnais, 1960-64; Hallelujah-Film, founder (with Peter Fleischmann), 1969; Bioskop-Film, Munich, West Germany (now Germany), founder(with Reinhard Hauff and Eberhard Junkersdorf), 1973; Studio Babelsberg (production company), chief executive, 1992--. Member: German P.E.N. Centre. Awards, Honors: FIPRESCI Prize, Cannes International Film Festival,and Film Strips in Gold, German Film Awards, outstanding individual achievement in direction and outstanding individual achievement in a screenplay, all 1966, for Der Junge Toerless; Film Strips in Gold, German Film Awards,outstanding individual achievement in direction, 1971, for Der PloetzlicheReichtum der Armen Leute von Kombach, and 1976, for Der Fangschuss; Golden Berlin Bear Award nomination (with others), Berlin International Film Festival, 1978, for Deutschland im Herbst; Golden Palm Award (withApocalypse Now), Cannes International Film Festival, Academy Award, best foreign language film, and Bodil Award, Bodil Festival, best European film, all 1979, for Die Blechtrommel; British Academy of Film and Television Arts Award nomination (with Margaret Menegoz), best foreign language film,1984, for Un amour de Swann; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding director, 1985, for Death of a Salesman; UNICEF Award and Golden Lion Awardnomination, both Venice Film Festival, 1996, for Der Unhold. Addresses: Office: Bioskop-Film, Tuerkenstrasse 91, D-80799 Munich, Germany.;Agent: Sam Cohn, International Creative Management, 40 West 57th St., New York, NY 10019.

Director, screenwriter, producer
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March 31, 1939
Wiesbaden, Germany

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