Montreal fest to honor Schroeter

Festival du Nouveau Cinema will screen late auteur's films

TORONTO -- The late German auteur Werner Schroeter is to receive a tribute at the 39th Festival du Nouveau Cinema this fall, organizers said Tuesday.

The honor follows the death of the German cineaste last week at age 65, following a battle with cancer.

The Montreal festival plans to screen Schroeter's first two movies, "Eika Katappa," which received its North American premiere in Montreal in 1971, and "Der Tod de Maria Malibran."

Schroeter's last work to screen in Montreal was his 2008 film "Nuit de Chien," which bowed that year in Venice.

The Festival du Nouveau Cinema is set to run October 13 to 24 in Montreal.
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