Philip Seymour Hoffman: Berlin Film Festival to honour late actor with special screening of Capote

The actor, who died of a suspected drug overdose, won the Best Actor Oscar for his role in the biopic

Berlin Film Festival will honour the life of the late Philip Seymour Hoffman with a special screening of his classic film Capote.

The actor, who died of a suspected drug overdose in New York on Sunday evening, won the Best Actor Oscar and Golden Globe for his role in the Truman Capote biopic in 2006.

The film will be screened at 9pm local time at the Cinemaxx.

The festival will also honour late actor and director Maximilian Schell.

Producers Margit Chuchra, Dieter Pochlatko and Werner Schweizer are presenting his film Meine Schwester Maria (My Sister Maria), in collaboration with the festival and the German Film Academy.

It will show at the Urania Filmbuehne Berlin on 9 February at 3pm.

 

The news comes a day after a New York medical examiner ruled the results of Hoffman’s autopsy to be inconclusive.

Further tests to determine the actor’s cause of death will be required, Julie Bolcer, a spokesperson for the examiner’s office, said.

However, she gave no details as to when the extended investigation would take place, or when the results would be released.

Police had been looking into the possibility that the actor died from a drug overdose, after he was discovered by a friend on the floor of his bathroom with a needle sticking out of his arm.

Law enforcement sources in New York have since confirmed the arrest of four people in connection with the 350 bags of heroin found at Hoffman’s Greenwich Village apartment.

A private funeral is set to be held for the family and friends of Hoffman on Friday.

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