The Honorary Golden Bear

The 70th Berlin International Film Festival will honour Oscar-winner Dame Helen Mirren with its Homage and award her the Honorary Golden Bear for her lifetime achievement.
The award ceremony on Thursday, February 27, 2020 at the Berlinale Palast will include a screening of The Queen (2006, dir: Stephen Frears).

“Helen Mirren is a strong personality whose powerful portrayals are always impressive. She surprises us time and again with her interpretation of complex characters – whether it’s Chris in Calendar Girls or Queen Elizabeth II in The Queen, her portrayals are a paradigm of strong women, and it is our great pleasure to award her the Honorary Golden Bear for her lifetime achievement,” says Mariette Rissenbeek, Executive Director of the Berlinale.

More information on Dame Helen Mirren and the Homage film series.

With the Honorary Golden Bear, the Berlinale pays tribute to important figures in the world of film. The award is presented for an exceptional artistic career and is given to the guest of honour of the Homage.