The Berlinale Kamera is presented to film personalities that the Berlin International Film Festival feels especially indebted to. The Berlinale expresses its acknowledgement and thanks with the bestowment of this honour. Since 1986, the Berlinale Kamera has been donated by the Berliner jeweller, David Goldberg.
At 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 13, at the Berlinale Palast screening of Amen. , Dieter Kosslick will present a Berlinale Kamera to
Actor Armin Mueller-Stahl, who played the Hungarian immigrant, Mike Laszlo, in Costa Gavras' film Music Box, will serve as laudator during the ceremony. Oscar-winner Gavras (Z, 1969) has presented several films at the Berlinale, including Conseil de Famille ( Panorama, 1987), Music Box (Golden Bear, 1990), Petite Apocalypse (Competition, 1993) and Missing (1996). With their controversial themes, Mr. Costa-Gavras' films consistently counter oppression and intolerance in various political arenas.
Festival Director Dieter Kosslick: "Constantin Costa-Gavras is one of the most accomplished political film producers in the history of the cinema. It is a pleasure and honour to recognize this remarkable artist with a Berlinale Kamera at the screening of Amen., a film in the Competition category at the Berlinale."
Feb. 12, 2002