Ulrich Seidl has worked as director for more than 30 years, and his films include Die Letzten Männer, Tierische Liebe (Animal Love) and Models. He got his international breakthrough with his film Hundstage (Dog Days) and has since made films such as Zur Lage: Österreich in sechs Kapiteln (State of the Nation: Austria in Six Chapters), Jesus, Du weisst (Jesus, You Know), and Import/Export. His trilogy Paradise: Love, Paradise: Faith and Paradise: Hope is currently playing in cinemas.
Ulrich Seidl's seminar will be moderated by the Danish Director Birgitte Stærmose. Birgitte has met Ulrich Seidl before both as interviewer and moderator, and she has a deep knowledge of Mr. Seidl’s work. Birgitte Stærmose holds an MFA in Film and Media Arts from Temple University. Birgitte has directed a number of award winning shorts such as Small Avalanches and Sophie, as well as the staged documentary Out of Love. Her feature film debut Room 304 was released in cinemas in 2011.
Focusing on Ulrich Seidl’s work, the seminar will deal with his work as a director and scriptwriter working in the 'cinema-in-between' documentary and fiction. They will discuss his production method, how he combines research and storytelling to create authenticity in characters and location, the narrative, visual storytelling, the positioning of the audience, art and anything else they find interesting.
The seminar will be held in English.
This seminar is made in collaboration with CPH:DOX