Entries by Isabelle Bastian

RETURN TO MONTAUK in Competition at 67th International Berlin Film Festival

RETURN TO MONTAUK (DE/FR/IE 2017), Volker Schlöndorff’s newest feature film, will have its international premiere in this year’s Berlinale Competition. For the German theatrical release on May 11, Schlöndorff’s production material will be available on the virtual exhibition. The film, inspired by Max Frisch’s novel Montauk, features writer Max Zorn (Stellan Skarsgård), his wife Clara (Susanne […]

50th anniversary: YOUNG TÖRLESS

50 years ago, 27 year old Volker Schlöndorff presents his first feature film YOUNG TÖRLESS at the International Film Festival in Cannes. His adaptation of Robert Musil’s acclaimed novel becomes a surprise hit, the FIPRESCI-jury honors Schlöndorff with the Critics’ Prize. The excitement for Schlöndorff’s debut is not shared by all parties: The representation of […]

Volker Schlöndorff receives Henri Langlois award in Paris

On Monday, Volker Schlöndorff was awarded the Prix Henri-Langlois for his lifetime achievement. “Schlöndorff is one of the most important German directors. As a specialist in the adaptation of literary works, he masters like no other the art of storytelling”, says artistic director Stephen Melchiori. Congratulations to Volker Schlöndorff for this special award!

Happy Birthday, Volker Schlöndorff! // New Material online

We cordially congratulate Volker Schlöndorff on his 77th birthday today! For his birthday, new material from his film DER NEUNTE TAG (D/LUX 2004) is now available in the virtual exhibition of his collection. The film (the 10th now on this site) is based on the story “Pfarrerblock 25487” by Jean Bernard, a priest interned in […]

Michel Tournier deceased

One of France’s most important writers, Michel Tournier, passed away on 18 January, 2016. In 1995, Volker Schlöndorff filmed his novel “The Erl-King” (“Le Roi des aulnes“) under the title DER UNHOLD (“The Ogre“); Our picture shows both during filming. Further material for this film will also be available in the Virtual Exhibition of The […]