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Jan 16, 2015:
Berlinale 2015:
Exhibition of 50 Film Posters by Designer Couple Margrit and Peter Sickert at Haus der Berliner Festspiele

The Berlin International Film Festival will exhibit 50 selected film posters by graphic design artists Margrit and Peter Sickert at Haus der Berliner Festspiele.

Film poster for Der Amerikanische Freund (The American Friend) created by Margrit and Peter Sickert

"For decades, the first visual impression of a new film was the poster. It sparks emotions, expectations and suspense. The exhibition of film poster works by graphic designers Margrit and Peter Sickert at Haus der Berliner Festspiele is a cross-section of impressive cinema poster art from recent decades," comments Festival Director Dieter Kosslick.

From the 1960s to the 1990s, the graphic designer couple created over 300 film posters for films by Wim Wenders, Rainer Werner Fassbinder and Alexander Kluge, among others. In doing so, the Sickerts significantly shaped the public face of the New German Cinema. Their international work includes posters for films by directors such as Martin Scorsese, Ettore Scola and William Friedkin.

The exhibition will open at 6.00 pm on February 2, 2015 with the artists in attendance, and run from February 3 to 15, 2015, 10.00 am to 4.00 pm daily, at Haus der Berliner Festspiele.

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January 16, 2015

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