Famous German Director Volker Schlöndorff back in Rwanda

German director Volker Schlöndorff and Ambassador Woeste Enlarge image world renowned German director Volker Schlöndorff and Ambassador Woeste (© German Embassy Kigali) One of the most distinguished German movie makers is visiting Rwanda again, Volker Schlöndorff.

Schlöndorff may be best known for his most successful and ambitious movie of his career, “The Tin Drum”, an Academy award winning film released in 1979 and probably the most important film of post-war Germany.

Not only awarded with numerous prizes worldwide for his movies, Schlöndorff is as well an important entrepreneur in the movie business as a renowned professor for film and literature.

His favourite project in Africa is the cooperation between the European Filmcentre Babelsberg and the Kwetu Film Institute in Rwanda. For years he has been lecturing ambitious young artists from Rwanda how to combine their creativity with the basics of modern movie making.  As he explained in a meeting at the embassy he continuous pursuing his project despite his senior age out of love for Africa and recognizing the dedication of young Rwandan artists.

from left to right: Stefan Sckell (Embassy), Prof. Klaus Keil (EFB), Volker Schlöndorff, Angelika Stute (EFB), Ambassador Dr. Peter Woeste Enlarge image from left to right: Stefan Sckell (Embassy), Prof. Klaus Keil (EFB), Volker Schlöndorff, Angelika Stute (EFB), Ambassador Dr. Peter Woeste (© German Embassy Kigali)

Famous German Director Volker Schlöndorff back in Rwanda

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