Charlotte Rampling to receive honorary Golden Bear at Berlin Film Festival


Charlotte Rampling is to receive an honorary Golden Bear award at the upcoming Berlin International Film Festival.

The British actress, who has had more than 100 film and television roles, will be bestowed with the prize on 14 February (19), following a special screening of her 1974 psychological drama The Night Porter.

“I’m very happy that this year’s homage is dedicated to the sublime actress Charlotte Rampling,” said festival director Dieter Kosslick in a statement. “She is an icon of unconventional and exciting cinema.”

Charlotte, 72, has a long connection with the German event, having presided over its international jury in 2006, as well as winning the Silver Bear for Best Actress for her role in 2015 film 45 Years. She earned an Academy Award nomination for her performance in the Andrew Haigh-directed movie too.
Berlin bosses will also host a homage to Rampling featuring screenings of some of her films, including Woody Allen’s Stardust Memories and Sidney Lumet’s The Verdict.

Her other notable projects include Zardoz, Melancholia, Basic Instinct 2, Angel Heart, and The Sense of an Ending.