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Barbara Sukowa

Actress, Germany

Barbara Sukowa is an internationally renowned German actress. She made her debut in major German theatres before appearing on screen for the first time in Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980) by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, the filmmaker who immortalized her the following year in Lola. But it is thanks to her role in Margarethe von Trotta's Les Années de Plomb that she is revealed, receiving the prize for female interpretation in Venice. In 1986, she was awarded a prize at Cannes for her performance in Rosa Luxemburg. She also performs for a number of international filmmakers including Serge Gainsbourg, Michael Cimino, Lars Von Trier, David Cronenberg and more recently Andrew Fierberg for The Sky is Blue. In 2012, her participation in Margarethe von Trotta's Hannah Arendt won her the European Film Prize for Best Actress. 


She is the main character of Filippo Meneghetti's first film Two of us (2020), presented in our selection of Previews during the 11th edition where she was our guest of honour.

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