At the age of 84: film historian Hans Helmut Prinzler died

The film historian and publicist Hans Helmut Prinzler is dead.

At the age of 84: film historian Hans Helmut Prinzler died

The film historian and publicist Hans Helmut Prinzler is dead. He died on Sunday at the age of 84 in Berlin, as the Academy of Arts (AdK) announced, citing the family environment. The AdK announced that his passion and his lifelong work were aimed at preserving and communicating film art.

In the course of his career, Prinzer was, among other things, director of studies at the German Film and Television Academy in Berlin, head of the Deutsche Kinemathek Foundation and director of the Berlin Film Museum. Born in Berlin, he was retired in 2006.

According to the AdK, his publications included portraits of Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Detlev Buck and Audrey Hepburn, and he also wrote about westerns, Cold War cinema and photography on film sets. Until recently, he published reviews of film books on his own blog on the Internet.

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