On Sunday, August 29th, the international initiative “Cinema for Peace” celebrated its 20th anniversary in collaboration with Lambertz. At a lunch in the Berlin China Club, acting legend Mario Adorf was also honored, who was the first film artist to speak at the first “Cinema for Peace” press conference many years ago and who introduced Catherine Deneuve as the first host of honor.  The laudatory speech was given by fellow actor Michael Mendl, followed by a musical performance by opera and musical singer Anna Maria Kaufmann.

Mario Adorf, born in 1930, is known as a German actor and has played around 200 roles for film, television and on stage.  He appeared in the high-class TV productions “Via Mala”, “Kir Royal”, “The Great Bellheim” and “The Shadow Man” and also wrote very successful books.  Most recently, the documentary “It could have been worse” about his life was released at the 69th International Film Festival “Berlinale” in 2019, which also includes the “Cinema for Peace” gala.

Since September 11, 2001, the “Cinema for Peace” initiative has been committed to using the medium of film to perceive and solve global social, political and humanitarian challenges.

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