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Director
Ulrich Seidl

Filmography
1980 One Forty
1982 The Prom
1990 Good News
1992 Losses to Be Expected
1994 The Last Men (TV)
1995 Animal Love
1996 Pictures at an Exhibition (TV)
1997 The Bosom Friend (TV)
1998 Fun without Limits (TV)
1998 Models
2001 Dog Days
2001 State of the Nation
2003 Jesus, You Know
2004 Our Father, Who Are in Heaven recording/Volksbühne Berlin
2006 Brothers, Let Us Be Merry
2007 Import / Export

Biography
He was born in Vienna in 1952. He is the director of numerous award-winning 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 two new projects: Paradise, a fiction feature and In the Basement, a documentary feature.

Ulrich Seidl

Jesus, You Know / Ulrich Seidl

People go to church, people sit alone on a pew, people pray to Jesus, who is everything to them: father and friend, savior and rescuer, guide and wailing wall – conversing, silent, or loving. We meet a student who attends mass every day against his parents’ will. He spends all his free time in church, telling Jesus everything and repenting everything: erotic fantasies as well as dreams of being a hero. We also meet a retired chemistry teacher whose partner is cheating on her with another woman. In her prayers she yearns for revenge. But isn’t revenge a sin? With formal rigor, Ulrich Seidl presents six fragmentary portraits of six believers who ask questions, search for answers, and pour out their cares to Jesus. Each of these six stories thereby opens an intimate space, permitting us a view of that which can be called God.


Director:Ulrich Seidl
Script:Ulrich Seidl, Veronika Franz
Cinematography:Wolfgang Thaler, Jerzy Palacz
Editing:Andrea Wagner, Christof Schertenleib
Sound:Ekkehart Baumung
With:Elfriede Ahmad, Waltraute Bartel, Hans-Jürgen Eder, Thomas Ullram, Angelika Weber, Thomas Grandegger
World Sales:Coproduction Office, Germany Philippe Bober T. +49 30 3277 7879 F. +49 30 3232 091 berlin@coproductionoffice.eu www.coproductionoffice.eu
Producer:Martin Kraml
Production:MMKmedia, Austria T. +43 1 955 1515 office@MMKmedia.com www.MMKmedia.com
Production Country:Austria
Format:35mm Color
Duration:87'
Production Year:2003
Best Documentary Award - Karlovy Vary IFF 2003, Vienna Film Award - Vienna IFF 2003, Prix de l’Association Quebecoise des Critiques - Montreal Nouveau Cinema IFF 2003
Screening Schedule
JOHN CASSAVETES:Saturday, November 05, 2011 - 24:00 | ID:157
STAVROS TORNES:Sunday, November 13, 2011 - 15:30 | ID:963
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