11.02.2013 - Veronika Franz, Ulrich Seidl, moderated by Christoph Gröner
The masterfully provocative and often bleak depictions of the private lives of everyday people distinguish the realist filmmaking of auteur Ulrich Seidl. Seidl's emotionally troubled, sexually confused and economically stressed protagonists emerge from his staged realities which are disturbing and severe at their core. The award-winning filmmaker joins the Berlinale with a premiere of Paradise: Hope, the final film in his trilogy. In this session, Seidl discusses his working process on this triptych.
Christopher Gröner is a film festival programmer and film journalist who has written for Süddeutsche Zeitung, Die Welt and the trade magazine Blickpunkt: Film, among others. He is a programmer for Filmfest München, where he handles the New German Cinema section and other world premieres. Additionally, he works as a competition programmer for the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival and is a consultant on German speaking regions for the Zurich Film Festival.