Shortly before the presentation of the Honorary Golden Bear to Ken Loach, presenter Loretta Stern welcomes the public to the Audi Berlinale Lounge beside the red carpet. Intriguing background information about Ken Loach and a screening of the press conference help get everyone in the mood for the celebratory presentation.
The 2014 Berlinale is distinguishing the British director Ken Loach with the Honorary Golden Bear for his outstanding body of work. "Ken Loach is one of Europe’s great directors. Over his almost 50-year career, he has shown an extraordinary degree of continuity, while remaining innovative at all times. His profound interest in people and their individual fates, as well as his critical commitment to society have found expression in a variety of cinematic approaches," says Berlinale Director Dieter Kosslick. "We are honouring Ken Loach as a director and greatly admire him for how he reflects on social injustices with humour in his films."
The event will take place in German.