Werner Herzog to Receive Lifetime Honor From European Film Academy

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Werner Herzog

The German director, whose new documentary 'Family Romance, LLC' will premiere in Cannes, will be honored at the European Film Awards on Dec. 7.

Acclaimed German director Werner Herzog will be honored with a lifetime achievement honor by the European Film Academy.

The director of Aguirre, Wrath of God (1972), Fitzcarraldo (1982) and Grizzly Man (2005) will receive the lifetime honor at the 32nd European Film Awards on Dec. 7 in Berlin.

Herzog has written, produced and directed more than 70 feature and documentary films and has collected a trophy case of awards, including a Berlinale Silver Bear for his 1968 debut Signs of Life, a best director honor in Cannes for Fitzcarraldo and an Oscar nomination for the 2007 documentary Encounters at the End of the World.

Surprisingly, he has never won a European Film Award and has only been nominated once, in 1999 for My Best Fiend, his documentary on longtime collaborator and German actor Klaus Kinski.

The ever-prolific Herzog recently released two documentaries: Meeting Gorbachev, on the former Soviet leader, and Nomad: In the Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin. His latest feature, the Tokyo-set Family Romance, LLC, will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday.

You can check out the trailer for Family Romance, LLC below.