|The SPECIAL TEDDY 2010 goes to filmmaker WERNER SCHROETER, the radical experimentalist and great maverick of New German Film. Since the mid-sixties, Schroeter has worked and defended his unique position in the international film landscape.
He is to be counted among the likes of Fassbinder, Herzog or Wenders as one of the most important players in the emerging Young German Cinema. A cosmopolitan without a fixed residence, Schroeter shot in Mexico, France, Lebanon, Czech Republic, Austria, the USA and Italy in those days. At the same time he is beginning to intensify his work to stage theatre and Opera productions with international success.
His work so far encompasses around 20 feature films and just as many short and mid-length films and more than 70 opera and theatre productions.
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"Schroeter is the Cocteau of our times.
Cinema from Werner Schroeter is pure magic, it creates a new world, a new time, and lets nothing happen that is not stylistic and beautiful. Magic Werner, Magic Cinema."