Cinematographer Jürgen Jürges has shot over 105 films, collaborating with directors such as Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Wim Wenders and Michael Haneke. His credits include ANGST ESSEN SEELE AUF, EFFIE BRIEST, CHRISTIANE F – WIR KINDER VOM BAHNHOF ZOO and FUNNY GAMES. Among other awards, he has received the Deutscher Kamerapreis four times. He worked on Ilya Khrzhanovskiy’s DAU project from 2008 until 2011; DAU. NATASHA premieres at this year's Berlinale Competition.
Born in Moscow, USSR in 1975, the director and producer graduated from the Russian State Institute of Cinematography (VGIK) in 1998. His debut film, 4, won a Tiger Award at the International Film Festival Rotterdam. In 2006, he started working on DAU, a multi-disciplinary project at the intersection of cinema, art and anthropology.
Dana Linssen is a Dutch film critic, philosopher and writer. She is the former editor-in-chief of de Filmkrant magazine, a long-standing film critic for NRC Handelsblad, the founder of the Slow Criticism Project and a curator of the Critics’ Choice at the International Film Festival Rotterdam. She has received several awards for her work as a film critic and has served as a Talent Press mentor for many years.
Born in St. Petersburg (then Leningrad) in the USSR in 1966, Jekaterina Oertel she grew up in East Germany. She studied at the Russian Institute of Theatre Arts in Moscow and worked as a freelance make-up artist on numerous films and television productions. She has been involved in the DAU project since 2008 as a make-up and hair designer, as well as a director during editing.
The Russian director completed a doctorate in philosophy in 2003. Between 2004 and 2008, he was curator of Videologia, an international festival of audiovisual arts. His video art has been presented in museums and galleries including the Moscow Museum of Modern Art and the Tate Modern in London. As part of the DAU project, he has directed three films and a series and has led a number of academic conferences.