26.02.2020 - Helen Mirren, moderated by Rajendra Roy
From her early days at the Royal Shakespeare Company, Helen Mirren continues to personify female figures with emblematic personalities, perhaps most notably a duty-bound yet emotionally conflicted Elizabeth II in The Queen (2006) or more recently the Czarina Catherine the Great (2019). She is the recipient of this year's Honorary Golden Bear at the Berlinale. Dame Mirren has starred in countless theatre, film, and television productions and her shelves are appropriately laden with prestigious awards, including an Oscar. MoMA film curator Rajendra Roy retraces the milestones of a career with the actress who lived it.
Rajendra Roy is the chief curator of film at MoMA New York, where he manages a collection of over 30,000 works and has created exhibitions on Pedro Almodóvar, Wim Wenders and Julia Reichert. He co-authored the book “The Berlin School: Films from the Berliner Schule”. He is co-chair of the selection committee for New Directors/New Films, presented with the Lincoln Center Film Society. Previously, he was artistic director and programmer for the Hamptons International Film Festival and a member of the Berlinale Competition selection committee.