Volker Schlöndorff is a Berlin-based director who has worked in Germany, France and the United States. He was a prominent member of the New German Cinema which also included Werner Herzog, Wim Wenders, Margarethe von Trotta and Rainer Werner Fassbinder.
He won an Oscar as well as the Palme d’or in 1979 for The ‘Tin Drum’ (1979), the film version of the novel by Nobel Prize-winning author Günter Grass. In 2012 his film „Diplomacy” had its premiere at the 64th Berlin International Film Festival. Professor of Film and Literature at The European Graduate School / EGS.