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Wim Wenders lands top honour at Berlin Film Festival

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Aug 21, 2014 | 6:38am EDT

German moviemaker Wim Wenders is to be honoured with a lifetime achievement award at the upcoming Berlin International Film Festival. The legendary director will receive a Golden Bear prize at the event in February (15) in honour of his lengthy film career, while his 1987 movie Wings of Desire, which was remade as City of Angels starring Nicolas Cage and Meg Ryan, will also be screened at the festival in Germany as part of a multi-media tribute to his work. Festival director Dieter Kosslick says in a statement, "In dedicating the Homage to Wim Wenders, we honour one of the most noted contemporary auteurs. His cross-genre and multifaceted work as a filmmaker, photographer and author has shaped our living memory of cinema, and continues to inspire other filmmakers." The Oscar-nominated director follows in the footsteps of previous honourees including Meryl Streep, Kirk Douglas and Shirley MacLaine.

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