Page last updated at 12:09 GMT, Friday, 20 November 2009

Werner Herzog is to head the Berlin Film Festival jury

German film director Werner Herzog will head the Berlin Film Festival jury next year
Werner Herzog is the director of more than 50 films

German director Werner Herzog will head the jury at the Berlin Film Festival next year, organisers have announced.

Herzog, 67, will head the international panel that selects the winners of the coveted Golden and Silver Bear prizes.

Best known for films like Fitzcarraldo and Grizzly Man, he was nominated for the best documentary Oscar this year for Encounters at the End of the World.

Festival head Dieter Kosslick praised Herzog for making films that "convey the artistic strength of cinema."

"We are very pleased to have this outstanding director as jury president for the 60th anniversary of the festival."

Herzog's sequel to The Bad Lieutenant, with Nicolas Cage as an unconventional New Orleans police officer, was premiered at the Venice Film Festival in September.

At the same event he unveiled another work, the quirkily titled My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done.

The 60th Berlin Film Festival runs from 11 to 21 February 2010.

Last year's jury, headed by actress Tilda Swinton, gave the Golden Bear to Peruvian film The Milk of Sorrow.



Print Sponsor


SEE ALSO
Epic Sicilian film opens Venice
02 Sep 09 |  Entertainment
Peru film wins Berlin Golden Bear
14 Feb 09 |  Entertainment
Swinton to head Berlin film jury
13 Nov 08 |  Entertainment

RELATED INTERNET LINKS
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites


FEATURES, VIEWS, ANALYSIS
Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit

BBC navigation

BBC © 2013 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific