Sarajevo Film Festival is paying tribute to Wim Wenders at 27th festival edition

Honorary Heart of Sarajevo Award and “Tribute to” Programme

The 27th Sarajevo Film Festival will pay tribute to director Wim Wenders and honour him in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the art of film. The acclaimed director will be presented with the Honorary Heart of Sarajevo Award and honoured with a retrospective of his selected works in the Festival’s “Tribute to” Programme.


“We are delighted to honour one of the central figures of modern cinema. With his work in the field of visual arts as an exceptional filmmaker and photographer, Wim Wenders continues to give the audience unforgettable stories and emotions”, said Festival Director Mirsad Purivatra.


Wenders will hold a Masterclass, and the Festival will also organize a special screening of the newly restored version of his film THE MILLION DOLLAR HOTEL, winner of the Silver Bear award at the Berlin Film Festival (2000).


Wenders will be returning to Sarajevo Film Festival ten years after his first visit: in 2011 he presented a revolutionary 3D film achievement PINA, a feature-length documentary homage to a legendary choreographer Pina Bausch (1940 – 2009), nominated for an Oscar. The same year, at the 17th edition of the Sarajevo Film Festival (2011) Wenders gave lectures to participants of Talents Sarajevo, an education programme organised by Sarajevo Film Festival in cooperation with Berlinale Talents and International Film Festival in Berlin. 

The 27th Sarajevo Film Festival will be held from 13th to 20th August 2021.

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