A TRIBUTE TO CHARLOTTE RAMPLING AND TOM COURTENAY
With a presentation of 45 YEARS.
The festival will celebrate screen legends Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay, both of whom won 2015 Berlin International Film Festival Silver Bear prizes for their masterful performances in 45 YEARS, which will screen after the Tribute.
Legendary actress Charlotte Rampling, known for both her elegance and her deeply intelligent performances, began her film career in the mid–1960s. After breaking out in GEORGY GIRL (1966), her acting career blossomed in English, French and Italian cinema. Rampling has often performed controversial roles, most notably in Luchino Visconti's THE DAMNED (1969) and in Liliana Cavani's THE NIGHT PORTER (1974).
In the 1980s she gained recognition from American audiences in Woody Allen's STARDUST MEMORIES (1980) and in Sidney Lumet's Oscar®–nominated drama THE VERDICT (1982), starring Paul Newman.
Rampling has collaborated extensively with French director François Ozon, appearing in such films as UNDER THE SAND (2000), SWIMMING POOL (2003) and YOUNG & BEAUTIFUL (2013). She has received an Honorary César and a Legion of Honour award in France. Most recently, Rampling won a 2015 Berlin International Film Festival Silver Bear prize for her performance in 45 YEARS.
Iconic British screen and stage star Tom Courtenay studied at London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, making his professional debut in a 1960 production of THE SEAGULL. Courtenay launched his film career with THE LONELINESS OF THE LONG DISTANCE RUNNER (1962), which won him the BAFTA Award for Most Promising Newcomer. Courtenay has received five BAFTA nominations throughout his career, and earned his first Oscar® nomination for DOCTOR ZHIVAGO in 1965.
Notable credits include KING & COUNTRY (1964), for which he won Best Actor at the Venice Film Festival; ONE DAY IN THE LIFE OF IVAN DENISOVICH (1970); THE DRESSER (1983), which earned him his second Oscar® nomination; and his BAFTA–winning turn in the BBC drama A RATHER ENGLISH MARRIAGE (1998).
Courtenay was knighted in 2001. Most recently he won the Silver Bear for Best Actor at the 2015 Berlin International Film Festival for his performance in 45 YEARS.