11.02.2009 - Ben Gibson, Christoph Honoré, Rie Rasmussen, Til Schweiger
In cooperation with Berlinale Panorama.
The accomplished experts on this panel, their versatility matched only by their ambition, who shifted from one stream of filmmaking to another, narrate first hand experiences and the trying times that bridging the gap between two professions brings. The panel serves to investigate the difficulties they face taking this step, their expectations and the pressures involved in proving their capability vis-à-vis their new job. For most of them, it seems a natural progression to move on to writing or directing in contrast to the general public‘s tendency to pin people down to just one profession.
You will hear from actor turned directors, Rie Rasmussen, director and star of Luc Besson's Angel A. Christoph Honoré, who scripted and directed 17 Times Cécile Cassard, Les Chansons D’Amour and Ma Mère; and actor Til Schweiger, who juggled multiple jobs including direction and production in the making of, amongst others, Barfuss and Keinohrhasen. These multitalented professionals will discuss life behind – rather than in front of the camera, the hurdles they encountered and how they managed to keep it all together on and off set, as well as the (im)possibility of getting work in the original profession again.