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06.03, - 20:30, National Palace of Culture Hall 1
07.03, - 16:30, Lumiere
13.03, - 20:45, Cinema House
Director:  Stephen Hopkins
Cinematography:  Peter Levy
Screenplay:  Christopher Markus , Stephen McFeely
Producer:  Simon Bosanquet
Music:  Richard Hartley
Cast:  Geoffrey Rush , Charlize Theron , Emily Watson , John Lithgow , Miriam Margolyes , Peter Vaughan , Sonia Aquino , Stanley Tucci , Stephen Fry , Nigel Havers , Heidi Klum
Production:  HBO Films/BBC Films/De Mann Entertainment/Company
International distribution:  HBO Films London
Galas & Avant-premiers
2046
5 x 2
And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself
Girl with a Pearl Earring
Land of Plenty
Life Is a Miracle
Lost & Found
Sideways
The Life and Death of Peter Sellers
The Motorcycle Diaries
The Sea Inside
Trilogy The Weeping Meadow

THE LIFE AND DEATH OF PETER SELLERS
THE LIFE AND DEATH OF PETER SELLERS
THE LIFE AND DEATH OF PETER SELLERS
, 2004, 122 min, color
Awards:  2004 - "Golden Globe" - for Best Motion Picture made for Television, and Best Actor in a Motion Picture made for Television, to Geoffrey Rush

Peter Sellers was raised by a domineering mother and a meek father, and at an early age discovered he liked to hide behind the emotional curtain of playing a character. In time, Sellers put this skill to use as an actor, and discovered he had a great gift for comedy. In the late '50s, Sellers rose to fame on the wildly popular radio series The Goon Show, but as his success on radio gave way to stardom on the big screen, Sellers ego began to get the better of him. While working on a film with Sophia Loren, Sellers fell in love with the great Italian beauty, and eventually left his wife Anne to pursue her; when it became clear that Loren wanted nothing to do with him, Sellers fell into an affair with her stand-in instead. Professionally, Sellers career hit a new high when he agreed to take a role in a picture being directed by American filmmaker Blake Edwards, called The Pink Panther, and in his personal life he found new love with the beautiful Britt Ekland. But Sellers mood swings eventually put paid to their marriage, and while he found commercial success as a funnyman onscreen, he achieved little in the way of happiness.

STEPHEN HOPKINS
Stephen Hopkins was born in Jamaica in 1958 and raised in England and Australia. He began his career as a set designer for music videos, working with Australian director Russell Mulcahy. Hopkins made a successful crossover from low-budget action movies to more serious commercial
cinema and gained his biggest successes in television he produced and directed of some of the best episodes of the TV series 24. In January 2005, The Life and Death of Peter Sellers won the Golden Globe for best made-for-TV film.
1993  Judgment Night
1994  Blown Away
1996  The Ghost and the Darkness
2000  Under Suspicion
2004  The Life and Death of Peter Sellers
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