Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Berlin film fest, day 6

British writer-director Pawel Pawlikowski screens his adaptation of Helen Cross's novel My Summer of Love in Berlin. Pawlikowski reminisces about his early years as a struggling journalist to the festival daily produced by trade mag Screen International.

Twentythree years ago, he drove to the Berlinale in an ailing Mini carrying 1,000 magazines. "I went with a friend of mine who had started a film magazine," says Pawlikowski to reporter Leon Forde. "I stayed in a squat with no running water and during the day I wangled some interviews with Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Wim Wenders and all these people."

These days Pawlikowski is polishing the BAFTA award for Best British Film he received last weekend and he's working on an adaptation of DBC Pierre's novel Vernon God Little for FilmFour.

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