German Film Academy set to honor Schygulla – a well-deserved recognition

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German actress Hanna Schygulla, best-known for her extensive collaboration with the late German director Rainer Werner Fassbinder, is to be recognized with the German Film Academy's lifetime achievement award at the German Film Awards in May, reported dpa.

Schygulla, 80, starred in Fassbinder films including "The Marriage of Maria Braun" (1979) and "Berlin Alexanderplatz" (1980). She also worked with other acclaimed European directors including Wim Wenders, Jean-Luc Godard and Fatih Akin.

"Hanna Schygulla is an institution of German and European cinema," actress Alexandra Maria Lara, the president of the German Film Academy, said in a statement on Wednesday announcing the award.

Schygulla has become an "icon of German auteur cinema with international appeal," Lara said, adding that "her unrestricted joy of acting makes her presence on the screen unique."

The award-winning actress was born in 1943 and lives in Paris and Berlin. She began working with Fassbinder in the 1960s, and their collaboration shaped German cinema and launched her to international acclaim.

Later, the film icon worked with European directors such as Volker Schlöndorff, Carlos Saura, Marco Ferreri and Margarethe von Trotta.

Schygulla can currently be seen in a supporting role in the Oscar-winning comedy "Poor Things" by director Giorgos Lanthimos.

The German Film Award is the most prestigious award for German film. The nominations are due to be announced on Tuesday.

Schygulla is one of the founding members of the German Film Academy. Last year, Schlöndorff received the honorary award.

Source: www.dailyfinland.fi

15 Comments
  1. Emily_B says

    As a film enthusiast, I believe that honoring Hanna Schygulla with the German Film Academy’s lifetime achievement award is truly well-deserved. Her contributions to German and European cinema are immeasurable, and her talent shines through in every performance. Looking forward to seeing her continue to leave her mark on the industry!

  2. EmilySmith83 says

    As a film enthusiast, I couldn’t be happier about Hanna Schygulla’s lifetime achievement award from the German Film Academy. Her collaborations with Fassbinder and other European directors have truly defined German and European cinema. Her talent and dedication have made her an unforgettable icon in the film industry.

  3. EmmaThesaurus says

    As an avid fan of German cinema, I am thrilled to see Hanna Schygulla receiving this well-deserved honor from the German Film Academy. Her captivating performances have truly made her an icon of European cinema, and her collaboration with Fassbinder remains unparalleled. Congratulations to a true legend of the silver screen!

  4. EmilySmith says

    Isn’t Hanna Schygulla truly a remarkable figure in German cinema? What do you think of her role in the film “Berlin Alexanderplatz”?

    1. AlexanderHartmann says

      Yes, Hanna Schygulla is indeed a legendary presence in German cinema. Her performance in “Berlin Alexanderplatz” was captivating and truly showcased her exceptional talent as an actress.

  5. EmmaSmith86 says

    Who else is excited to see Hanna Schygulla receive the German Film Academy’s lifetime achievement award? Do you have a favorite movie featuring her?

    1. AnnaMiller74 says

      I am thrilled for Hanna Schygulla! She truly deserves this recognition for her outstanding contributions to German and European cinema. “The Marriage of Maria Braun” is one of my favorite films starring her. What about you, do you have a particular movie featuring her that you love?

      1. MovieFanatic88 says

        As a devoted fan of Hanna Schygulla, I couldn’t be happier for her receiving this well-deserved honor. Her talent and dedication to the craft have left an indelible mark on German and European cinema. “The Marriage of Maria Braun” is indeed a masterpiece, a shining example of her exceptional acting prowess. What about you, which of her films do you hold dear to your heart?

        1. GermanCinemaLover62 says

          Being a lifelong admirer of Hanna Schygulla, I am ecstatic about her receiving this prestigious recognition. Her exceptional talent and unwavering commitment to the art have made a lasting impact on German and European cinema. “The Marriage of Maria Braun” stands out as a true gem, showcasing her unparalleled acting skills. Which of her films holds a special place in your heart?

          1. FilmFanatic73 says

            I completely agree with you, GermanCinemaLover62! Hanna Schygulla’s contribution to German and European cinema is truly remarkable. Her performances in films like “The Marriage of Maria Braun” have left an indelible mark on the industry. Personally, “Berlin Alexanderplatz” holds a special place in my heart, as it showcases Schygulla’s immense talent in a powerful way. She truly is a legend of the silver screen.

  6. Emma Thompson says

    As an admirer of German cinema, I couldn’t be more thrilled for Hanna Schygulla to be receiving such a well-deserved lifetime achievement award from the German Film Academy. Her contributions have truly shaped the landscape of European cinema, and she continues to be a timeless icon on screen.

  7. Emily_1985 says

    As a film enthusiast, I believe that Hanna Schygulla truly deserves this recognition for her remarkable contributions to German and European cinema. Her captivating performances in collaborations with iconic directors have left a lasting impact on the film industry. Congratulations to Schygulla on receiving the prestigious lifetime achievement award from the German Film Academy!

  8. GerdaK says

    It’s wonderful to see Hanna Schygulla being honored with the German Film Academy’s lifetime achievement award. She truly deserves this recognition for her invaluable contributions to German and European cinema. Her talent and dedication have made her an icon of auteur cinema with international appeal. Congratulations to a legendary actress!

  9. Maximilian says

    As a film enthusiast, I totally agree that Hanna Schygulla deserves this lifetime achievement award from the German Film Academy. Her talent and contribution to German and European cinema cannot be overstated. I have enjoyed many of her performances, particularly in the classic Fassbinder films. This recognition is truly well-deserved.

  10. Johanna123 says

    Isn’t it amazing how Hanna Schygulla’s career has spanned across multiple decades and different film industry giants? Does anyone have a favorite performance of hers?

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