Volker Schlondorff

Volker Schlondorff
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Volker Schlondorff Biography

Volker Schlöndorff (born in Wiesbaden, Germany on March 31, 1939) is a Berlin-based German filmmaker.

He won an Oscar as well as the Palme d'or at the Cannes Film Festival for The Tin Drum (1979), the film version of the novel by Nobel Prize-winning author Günter Grass.

Schlöndorff has adapted many literary works for his movies, including some critically well-received US productions, but he is also engaged in post-war German politics. He served as the chief executive for the UFA studio in Babelsberg. Volker Schlöndorff also teaches film and literature at the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland, where he conducts an Intensive Summer Seminar. Read Full Bio >>


Volker Schlondorff Awards

YearAwardCategoryForResult
2013 Adolf Grimme Awards, Germany Fiction Calm at Sea (2011). Nominated
2012 Luchon International Film Festival Calm at Sea (2011). Won
2012 Baden-Baden TV Film Festival Student Jury Award Calm at Sea (2011). Won
2012 Mar del Plata Film Festival Calm at Sea (2011). Nominated
2012 Monte-Carlo TV Festival Television Films - Best Director Calm at Sea (2011). Nominated

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