'Resident Evil' Producer Bernd Eichinger to Get Posthumous Honor at Berlin Film Fest
Oscar-nominated German movie producer Bernd Eichinger will be honored posthumously at this year's Berlin International Film Festival. The man behind acclaimed films like "Downfall" and "The Baader Meinhof Complex" passed away after suffering a heart attack on Monday, January 24 at the age of 61.
Many consider Eichinger to be Germany's most successful moviemaker, with other credits including "The Name of the Rose", the "Resident Evil" films and The "Fantastic Four" films. Berlin Festival director Dieter Kosslick has paid tribute to Eichinger, calling him a "visionary producer and passionate cineaste".
And he reveals festival organizers will honor him at the upcoming event with a screening of his 1996 drama "A Girl Called Rosemarie", one of the rare films he both produced and directed. The film features a breakout performance by actress Nina Hoss, who is a member of this year's international jury, headed by Isabella Rossellini. The annual festival runs from 10 to 20 February. Eichinger is survived by his wife Katja and daughter Nina, a well-known German TV personality.
- Watch Spider-Man Make Quite an Entrance at 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Premiere
- Swimsuit-Clad Lea Michele Flashes Her Derriere During Hawaiian Getaway
- Big Bang's T.O.P Pleads Guilty to Illegal Marijuana Use: 'I Am Sincerely Embarrassed'
- Saturn Awards 2017: 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story', '10 Cloverfield Lane' Are Big Winners in Film
- Saturn Awards 2017: 'Walking Dead', 'Westworld', 'Supergirl' Top TV Winners
- Adele Says She May Never Go on Tour Again
- Tyra Banks Is Reportedly Readying for Baby No. 2
- Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott Flaunt Couple Rings Amid Rumors He Cheats on Her With 10 Women