In memory of the producer, writer and director Bernd Eichinger, the Berlinale will show Bernd Eichinger’s film A Girl Called Rosemarie (1996), starring Nina Hoss, who is a member of this year’s International Jury, in Kino International at 2.00 pm on Saturday, February 12, 2011.
A Girl Called Rosemarie tells the true story of the 1957 murder of ‘demimondaine’ Rosemarie Nitribitt. The Nitribitt affair caused a great stir at the time, but remained unsolved. Rolf Thiele's adaptation of the film (1958) became one of the most controversial box office hits of the 1950s. Bernd Eichinger filmed a remake of the story in 1996.
Before the screening, Dieter Kosslick and Nina Hoss will give a short introduction before giving the floor to the producer and executive board member responsible for film and television at Constantin Film AG, Martin Moszkowicz. He will hold a speech honouring Bernd Eichinger.
The Berlin International Film Festival will always remember Bernd Eichinger fondly. He was a much cherished guest of the festival: In 1997 his international co-production Smilla’s Sense of Snow (directed by Bille August) opened the Berlinale; in 2006 he returned to the Competition with The Elementary Particles (directed by Oskar Roehler); and most recently, at the Berlinale Talent Campus in 2008, he took part in discussions with emerging film talents.
February 11, 2011