10/19/2018.- Margarethe von Trotta has cancelled her visit to the 63rd Valladolid International Film Festival for health reasons. Unfortunately, the filmmaker will not be able to attend the festival to present her documentary Searching for Ingmar Bergman, which is included in the out-of-competition Official Section, nor will she pick up her Honorary Spike.
The German director was scheduled to receive the Honorary Spike from Carlos Saura during the Opening Gala of the 63rd Seminci. The filmmaker’s ties to the festival go back more than a quarter of a century when she landed at the 26th Seminci (1981) with Die bleierne Zeit (Marianne and Juliane), which earned her a Special Jury Mention.
Margarethe von Trotta (Berlin, 1942) is considered one of the foremost figures of New German Cinema. Her extensive filmography bears witness to her talent in combining politics, personal experience and the leading role of women. This was reflected in Hannah Arendt (2012), where the protagonist, Barbara Sukowa, embodied the filmmaker’s anxieties and political concerns. The movie won the Silver Spike at the 57th edition.