Mansour Jahani’s Shots of Steven Spielberg at 73rd Berlinale Film Festival


Mansour Jahani – The internationally acclaimed filmmaker, screenwriter, and producer, Steven Spielberg, posed before photographers and cameramen coming from all around the world at the 73rd Berlinale International Film Festival of Berlin in Germany, and he answered to questions brought up by cinema reporters, journalists, and critics at the press conference of this prestigious event.

An honorary lifetime achievement award – the Golden Bear – was given to the renowned American director, producer, and screenwriter, Steven Spielberg, applauded by the people in charge of this prominent and A-List cinema event.

Read below the Berlinale director duo Mariette Rissenbeek and Carlo Chatrian

regarding this international cinema legend: “With an incredible career, Steven Spielberg has not only enchanted generations of viewers all over the world, but has also given a new meaning to the ‘cinema’ as the factory of dreams. Be it in the everlasting magic world of teenagers or in the reality that history has carved forever, his movies take us to a different level, where the big screen becomes the adequate surface for our emotions to be fulfilled. If Berlinale 2023 represents a new beginning we couldn’t find a better start than the one offered by Spielberg’s great work”.

A recipient of multiple Academy Awards, Spielberg is one of the world’s most renowned filmmakers. His oeuvre, consisting of over 100 films and series, is unique in the history of international cinema of the past 60 years for its immense variety.

Spielberg has been nominated for an Academy Award a total of 19 times throughout his career – to date he has taken home an Oscar statuette on three occasions. He is considered the most successful filmmaker of all time. His career has been studded with awards, including numerous Golden Globes and Emmys for his filmmaking, as well as a host of honours for his commitment to social causes. For instance, in 1998 he was awarded the Grand Cross with Star of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in recognition of his film Schindler’s List and his Shoah Foundation. In 2001, Queen Elizabeth II appointed him Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE). In 2015, he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from sitting US President Barack Obama.


Photo By: Mansour Jahani

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