Berlin film festival schedules special screenings in memory of Philip Seymour Hoffman and Maximilian Schell.

The 64th Berlin International Film Festival will pay tribute to US actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who died suddenly on Sunday, with a special screening of Capote.

The biopic, for which Hoffman won the Golden Globe and Oscar for Best Actor, will be screened at the CinemaxX 6 on Feb 11 at 9pm.

The Berlinale screened Bennett Miller’s Capote in Competition in 2006.

Hoffman also appeared in other films that screened at the Berlinale, such as Richard Kwietniowski’s Owning Mahowny (Panorama 2003); Spike Lee’s 25th Hour (Competition 2003); Anthony Minghella’s The Talented Mr. Ripley; and Paul Thomas Anderson’s Magnolia, winner of the Golden Bear in 2000.

In memory of actor and director Maximilian Schell, who died on Feb 1, producers Margit Chuchra (mm-production), Dieter Pochlatko (EPO) and Werner Schweizer (Dschoint Ventschr) are presenting his film Meine Schwester Maria (My Sister Maria) in collaboration with the Berlin International Film Festival and the German Film Academy.

This special screening will be showing at the Urania Filmbühne Berlin on Feb 9 at 3pm. In the film, Schell reflects on his relationship with his sister, showing respect for her achievements, but also sorrow and regret when it comes to her difficulties in later life.

In 1962 Maximilian Schell won an Oscar for his performance as Hans Rolfe in Stanley Kramer’s Judgment at Nuremberg. His documentary Marlene, about Marlene Dietrich, was screened in the Competition in 1984. He returned to the Competition as an actor in Jeroen Krabbé’s Left Luggage in 1998.