Director Steven Spielberg will be presented with an Honorary Golden Bear for lifetime achievement and celebrated with the Homage at the 73rd Berlin International Film Festival. During the Award Ceremony at the Berlinale Palast, the festival will screen his most recent work, The Fabelmans.
In The Fabelmans, an autobiographical work, the director takes a very personal look back at his childhood years. Universal Pictures Germany will release the film in German theaters in March 2023.
“With an incredible career, Steven Spielberg has not only enchanted generations of viewers all over the world, but has also given a new meaning to the ‘cinema’ as the factory of dreams. Be it in the everlasting magic world of teenagers or in the reality that history has carved forever, his movies take us to a different level, where the big screen becomes the adequate surface for our emotions to be fulfilled. If Berlinale 2023 represents a new beginning we couldn’t find a better start than the one offered by Spielberg’s great work,” says the Berlinale director duo Mariette Rissenbeek and Carlo Chatrian.