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Berlin to bestow Golden Bear on Aimee

Homage section to present 10 of thesp's films

COLOGNE — French actress Anouk Aimee will be honored with a Golden Bear for lifetime achievement Feb. 13 at the 53rd Berlin Film Festival.

“Anouk Aimee is one of the great European stars to whom we owe so many unforgettable moments on the screen,” said Berlinale director Dieter Kosslick. “With a distinctive combination of melancholy and passion, she has demonstrated her splendid acting skills in countless films.”

Throughout the 1960s and ’70s, Aimee was many Euro helmers’ choice to play melancholic, enigmatic women.

Her films include Claude Lelouch’s “A Man and a Woman,” Federico Fellini’s “8½” and “La Dolce Vita,” Sidney Lumet’s “The Appointment,” Andre Delvaux’s “One Night … a Train” and Robert Altman’s “Ready to Wear.”

The Berlinale’s Homage section will present 10 of her films.

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