The Berlinale was deeply saddened to hear of the death of the great US-American director Arthur Penn. Arthur Penn is considered one of the precursors of the New Hollywood and made cinematic history with movies such as Bonnie and Clyde (1967) and Night Moves (1975). He is considered one of the most innovative American filmmakers of his time.
In 2007, the Berlinale dedicated Arthur Penn its Homage and awarded him the Honorary Golden Bear for his lifetime achievement.
Berlinale Director Dieter Kosslick says of Arthur Penn’s death: “He was a careful observer who took a critical look at American society and operated beyond the usual studio conventions. We have lost a great director, who deeply influenced the American cinema d´auteur.”
September 30, 2010