Egon Günther

German film director and screenwriter

Egon Günther (30 March 1927 – 31 August 2017)[1] was a German movie director and screenwriter. He was born in Schneeberg, Saxony, Germany.

Günther in 1988

His movie Lotte in Weimar was nominated for the Palme d'Or at the 1975 Cannes Film Festival.[2] In 1985, his movie Morenga was nominated for the Golden Bear at the 35th Berlin International Film Festival.[3] He was a member of the Socialist Unity Party of Germany.

Günther died in Potsdam, Germany on 31 August 2017 at the age of 90.


  1. Egon Günther ist tot, in: Tagesspiegel, 31 August 2017.
  2. "Festival de Cannes: Lotte in Weimar". Archived from the original on 2012-09-26. Retrieved 2009-04-28.
  3. "Berlinale: 1985 Programme". Retrieved 2011-01-09.

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