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Taking the Lead: Nina Hoss

12.02.2014 - Peter Cowie, Nina Hoss

    How do actors choose their roles and collaborate with directors? To what extent do they want to be involved in creating characters? How has the selection of their roles influenced their career so far? Renowned German actress Nina Hoss (Barbara, Gold), who has worked with many directors associated with the Berlin School including Thomas Arslan and Christian Petzold, talks with Talent actors and directors about the various approaches she takes to the filmmaking process.


    Peter Cowie

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    A film historian and former international publishing director of Variety magazine, Peter Cowie has written more than 30 books on major figures and eras of world cinema, including Bergman, Welles, Coppola and Kurosawa. He published and edited the annual International Film Guide for 40 years and has contributed numerous commentaries to Criterion’s DVD collection. He has been a consultant to Berlinale Talents since the programme’s inception in 2003.

    Nina Hoss

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    One of Germany‘s most prolific actresses on the stage and screen. She has worked with prestigious directors like Oskar Roehler, Robert Wilson and especially Christian Petzold, for whom she starred recently in BARBARA, which earned her a European Film Award nomination, and YELLA, for which she received a Silver Bear at the Berlinale and the German Film Award as Best Actress. Her latest film is Anton Corbijn's A MOST WANTED MAN.