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In the Limelight: Tom Tykwer

12.02.2009 - Ben Gibson, Tom Tykwer

A celebrated international filmmaking professional with vast experience will talk about his entry into the world of filmmaking and the central moments in his rich and varied career in films. You will be sure to benefit from the experience of this well-known personality, so stay tuned for more information.


Ben Gibson

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Ben Gibson is the director of the DFFB film school in Berlin. He was previously director of degree programmes at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School and a visiting professor at Goldsmiths. From 2001 to 2014, he was director of the London Film School. He is a former independent producer and was head of production at the British Film Institute from 1988 to 1998. Before that he was a distributor, exhibitor, theatre director, film critic and journalist.

Tom Tykwer

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Director, screenwriter, film composer, and producer Tom Tykwer achieved his international breakthrough with RUN LOLA RUN in 1998. His first film in English, HEAVEN (2002), was followed by PERFUME (2006) and THE INTERNATIONAL (2009). After THREE (2010), which won him the German Film Award for Best Director, came CLOUD ATLAS (2012), a collaboration with the Wachowskis. He then made A HOLOGRAM FOR THE KING (2016) and the acclaimed series BABYLON BERLIN together with Achim von Borries and Henk Handloegten.