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Director
Ulrich Seidl

Filmography

Selected 
1995 Animal Love
1996 Pictures at an Exhibition (TV)
1997 Der Busenfreund/The Bosom Friend (TV)
1998 Models
2001 Hundstage/Dog Days
2001 State of the Nation
2003 Jesus Du Weisst/Jesus, You Know
2006 Brothers, Let Us Be Merry
2007 Import/Export
2012 Paradies: Liebe/Paradise: Love
2012 Paradies: Glaube/Paradise: Faith



Biography
He was born in Vienna in 1952. He is the director of numerous awardwinning documentaries. Werner Herzog named Ulrich Seidl one of his ten favorite filmmakers and said about his film Animal Love: “Never before in cinema have I been able to look straight into hell.” His first fiction feature, Dog Days, won the Special Grand Jury Prize at the 2001 Venice Film Festival. Import/Export, the first film he also produced, premiered in competition in Cannes in 2007. Currently he is working on a documentary feature entitled In the Basement.

Special Screenings

Paradise: Faith / Ulrich Seidl

A film that explores what it means to carry the cross. For Anna Maria, a single woman in her 50s, paradise lies with Jesus. She devotes her summer vacation to doing missionary work, so that Austria may be brought back to the path of virtue. On her daily pilgrimage through Vienna, she goes from door to door, carrying a foot-high statue of the Virgin Mary. One day, when after years of absence, her husband, an Egyptian Muslim confined to a wheelchair, comes home, her life goes off the rails. Hymns and prayers are now joined by fighting. Paradise: Faith counts the stations of the cross of married life and measures the longing for love. [The film is the second in the “Paradise Trilogy” about three women in one family who take separate vacations: one as a sex tourist, another as a Catholic missionary (Paradise: Faith) and the third at a diet camp for teenagers (Paradise: Hope). Three films, three women, three stories of the longing to find happiness today.]


Director:Ulrich Seidl
Script:Ulrich Seidl, Veronika Franz
Cinematography:Wolfgang Thaler, Ed Lachman
Editing:Christof Schertenleib
Sound:Ekkehart Baumung
Costumes:Tanja Hausner
With:Maria Hofstätter (Anna Maria), Nabil Saleh (husband)
World Sales:Coproduction Office, Germany Philippe Bober T. +49 30 3277 7879 F. +49 30 3232 091 berlin@coproductionoffice.eu www.coproductionoffice.eu
Distribution in Greece:Feelgood Entertainment Irene Souganidou T. +30 211 996 7000 F. +30 211 996 7373 info@feelgoodentertainment.gr www.feelgoodentertainment.gr
Production Design:Renate Martin, Andreas Donhauser
Producer:Philippe Bober, Christine Rupper, Ulrich Seidl
Production:Ulrich Seidl Film T.+43 1 3102 824 F.+43 1 3195 664 office@ulrichseidl.com www.ulrichseidl.com
Production Country:Austria-Germany-France
Co-production:Tat Film (Germany) & Parisienne de Production (France)
Format:35mm Color
Duration:113'
Production Year:2012
Screening Schedule
OLYMPION:Friday, November 09, 2012 - 22:45 | ID:716
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