BERLIN 2012: Festival to Screen Films in Honor of Theo Angelopoulos, Vadim Glowna

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Both the Greek director Angelopoulos and German actor/director Glowna died last month.

COLOGNE, Germany - The Berlin film festival will honor the late Greek director Theo Angelopoulos and German actor/director Vadim Glowna with two special screenings at this year's Berlinale.

The festival will screen Angelopoulos' Trilogy: The Weeping Meadow (2004) on Feb. 16 in memory of the Greek director, who died in an accident last month. Angelopoulos' widow and oft-producer Phoebe Economopoulos and Greek author Petros Markaris, who worked on the scripts for several of his films, are expected to attend the screening.

To honor the late actor/director Vadim Glowna, a prominent figure of the New German Cinema movement of the 1960s and 70s, Berlin will show his 1981 directorial debut, Desperado City on Feb. 11.

The 62nd Berlin international film festival runs Feb.9-19.

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