By Peter Knegt | Indiewire December 16, 2008 at 8:51AM
The Homage of the 59th Berlin International Film Festival will be dedicated to Maurice Jarre, the renowned French film composer and winner of multiple Academy Awards. On the occasion of the Homage, Maurice Jarre will be awarded the Honorary Golden Bear for his lifetime achievement on February 12, 2009. "Film composers often are in the shadows of great directors and acting stars. It's different with Maurice Jarre; the music of 'Doctor Zhivago,' like much of his work, is world-famous and remains unforgotten in the history of cinema," says Dieter Kosslick, director of the Berlinale, in a statement. Jarre's work also includes "A Passage To India," "Lawrence of Arabia" and "Ryan's Daughter.