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Basic Trust: Growing Relationships with Actors

Ursula Meier, Natascha Noack
Children don’t play by the logics and rules of the adult world, and provoking performances from young protagonists in film requires directorial skill. Through her highly acclaimed films, director Ursula Meier is known for her ability to create story worlds truly eye-to-eye with protagonists of all ages. Presenting clips from KACEY MOTTET KLEIN, BIRTH OF AN ACTOR, which screens in the Berlinale Generation short film competition, as well as excerpts from HOME and SISTER, Meier grants insight into her intimate work on set and the strong relation she has built up with young actor Kacey Mottet Klein and other professional and non-professional actors.
Ursula Meier

French-Swiss writer and director. Her debut features HOME won several Swiss Film Awards, and her second film SISTER premiered at the Berlinale in 2012, won a Silver Bear and was nominated for the European Film Awards. Her latest short film KACEY MOTTET KLEIN, BIRTH OF AN ACTOR will premiere in this year's Berlinale Generation section.

Natascha Noack

Natascha Noack works at the intersection of language, film, music and movement. She is a performer and choreographer, translates films and film theory, offers topic-related body and mind and somatic sessions in different contexts, appears as a voice-over artist and is a member of the selection committee of the Generation section at the Berlinale.