Berlin film festival to honour Bowie and Rickman


The Berlin International Film Festival is to pay tribute to David Bowie and Alan Rickman with special screenings later this month.

The festival, which opens on 11th February, will show Nicolas Roeg's 1976 sci-fi film The Man Who Fell to Earth.

It starred Bowie in his first movie role as an alien on a quest for water to save his dying planet.

Also screening will be Ang Lee's 1995 period drama Sense and Sensibility, in which Rickman played Colonel Brandon.