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she's a real powerhouse prize winning film director and well known actress who's equally at home in film and television yet still regularly tears up the stage. we meet her at the offices of production company x. during the berlin international film festival when the whole city is in film fever . the barrel and is celebrating its 70th anniversary of the sheer star is a really what role does the film festival play for you personally in your career.
feel berlin is my city even though i listened born here but i've been living here since before the fall of the wall and i think people also identify with the city and in turn i identify with the festival festival. for 10 days the film industry takes over berlin the berlin attracts stars and filmmakers. hollywood productions and independent movies and shot of is in the thick of things she of the festival go way back. in 1906 she appeared in donnie layby spillman silent night which was in the competition its 3 main characters are involved in a messy love triangle and decided to try to unpick the situation on christmas eve a different take on the festive season. if you need to do given time each week wasn't. that.
close to. that as it was when you said you. just have to do this is also. the most of us positively definitely an icon and special show and it would be nice of silent night became something like a small part of a new era for 90. $999.00 but he shot it was one of the promising actors honored at the berlin dollar. just a year later she was chosen as a member of the film festival's jury a big honor for a young actress. you see me doing it is still the villain bear for the best actor to mr denzil watching prison. but her most personal and moving festival memory has to be when amy and jaguar was in the competition at the bell an hour. in the.
west. bank as if you knew. at the premiere in 1999 try to accompany the real lilly voiced aka amy down the red carpet and the film is based on personal experience of which she 1st recounted in a book at the age of 80. obvious shot it was awarded the silver bearer for her performance and a man job war continues had another shooting the follow up. i mean jaguar wasn't your typical film about the nazi era what was so news special and so provocative about that film is it kind of well not a week goes by that i'm not asked repeatedly about amy and jack are. and i think it's because it was the 1st time at least in the german speaking world that a lesbian love story made it onto the big screen and told of homosexual love that didn't end of its own accord from the most. and in my own to
a certain way amy and jack you are celebrates the love between these 2 women which doesn't suffer per se from the fact it's a woman loving a woman but rather that the war comes between them and how i know. it could come in that situation. where land in 1943 the city is in ruins police are struck and haim is a jew living under an assumed name she doesn't wear a yellow star and as a member of the underground though she lives with the constant threat of being caught she retains her dignity and lust for life while the world collapses around her and the last jews in berlin are being rounded up and sent to the death camps. mox fabrics film also broke a taboo because it depicted the love of a jew for an anti semite that transcended all boundaries.
of. the city commissions he. the film's touching love story develops in the most adverse of conditions. not that it is time. to cast the gun but their happiness proved short lived police in a cage jack wire is captured and sent to a concentration camp lily is left behind all alone you know you and your latest work as a director of the netflix mini series unorthodox once again deals with judaism what's it about. it's the. system the story of a very young woman who grows up in an extremely religious environment namely in the satmar community in williamsburg in brooklyn he was in williamsburg brooklyn
in deborah 1st languages english is only the 2nd and additional to this is and this is a very closed community communities effects she grows up without the internet that she enters into an arranged marriage that frees herself from this life one and flies to berlin i was leaving one fleet not believe. it's been on this for the end that i might. and. this is the 1st time of year strada has directed a series estie only gets to meet her future husband once before they marry as part of an ultra orthodox jewish community in new york her life is dominated by religious rules. i sort of paints a precise picture of this insular world after the euphoria of the wedding as he becomes her husband's property and is expected to be completely subservient to him
. among those in spirit and the flow in the cup. will you then see the fun in. the series is based on deborah feldman's international bestseller an orthodox the scandalous rejection of my house citic roots it tells how she grew up and left he has said except margaret just like her mother all s.t. begins a challenging new life in berlin. my grandparents lost their whole families in the camps i. was there.
and it was interesting how did you research this unique world into which we have little insight caught yeah naturally we went to new york a few times havana williams we were in williamsburg and got to know these communities as much as it was possible to with our own eyes. in an hour and we were the guests of different families of course we also had expert advisors . fuckwit. since i guess what happened to this woman is really a horror story of all posse art this is the victim that is the biggest and most important goal i set for myself as the director of this project so i did not let it become a story about which you could easily say it's a horror story. and the ultimate lea it's about an absolutely
basic human need to go on sex just mentioned the 2 of them namely the desire to belong yet retain your individuality. individuality. and in my view that's also the field of tension and which the story in an orthodox takes place. or not is this the most boring thing you can do as a director is to patrol a completely predictable characters so it's. been me. thus and finish i feel that it's my task to explore and depicts people with their complexities. in their pleasantries and unpleasant sides when i'm going to
a movie and they're just hires and there are limits. because when song. where does your interest in jewish culture and characters and their stories stem from. the midfoot something i went to israel for the 1st time when i was 14 and. it's where i 1st encountered theater to. i've been back to israel many times since and i've worked a lot with one jewish person in particular danny levy and we do think. that it wasn't only a working relationship that is stronger than the director danny levy were a couple for years thank you. lady explored his own jewish roots in the giraffe shot of plays a german jewish woman who moves back from new york to germany after her grandfather's factory is set on fire by anti semites. imo i really hope that your mother gets what. she died of never go.
the role of the jew is also a type of label they are all very different individual characters. in darkness you play a jewish woman is nazi occupied poland you have to hide underground in darkness literally what was that experience like. you know he got in my character. had to spend 14 months in the sewers with 2 small children and her husband. it was claustrophobic and terrible the cast for bush hardly imaginable. on and we shot the film in wastewater tunnels and watch. you have it in our case they were clean. it. and her family really survived in the sewers for 14 months he said. and you actually go holland's oscar nominated film was based on
a true story about a group of jews who escaped the deportations and massacres during the liquidation of the luvox ghetto by hiding in the sewers. salvia shot up plays a character who refuses to give up hope in the darkest of times. like. your characters are always strong combative and stubborn what makes you want to play certain roles. mostly and they probably have a kind of great vitality which has either been buried concealed or is on the contrary very present. and. because you guys are not focused on yeah. you're right still if you're.
not thinking. it's not funny you can't. hear you the most is few years they've gotten so. it's good because there are very few actors in germany like are successful both in front of the camera and behind it and on top of that they are often on the stage why is theatre so important for you. in there is nothing that forces an actor to be in the present as much as the stage. woman. you have to be completely there at and that's very powerful and inspiring. just shall should be a house in hamburg is almost like maria shot as a 2nd home. to come and welcome to the bowels of the building. she is a long standing member of the ensemble. and this is where i live the heart is yours
the wardrobe are these the costumes for tonight. yes exactly. you know what i've lived here since the beginning since i started from her. first big love was the she studied drama at the renowned mox reinhard seminar in vienna the age of 18 here in hamburg she's playing martha and edward albee's 962 classic about marital strife. and. yet have i guessed it yet still going to this a glancing. blow. jobs find cyanide. i found sad that i didn't go. i still got day that was i i i.
guess. it's. just that the flash of our lives charge. really drunkenly lay into each other is there anything left for us. yes love. an appetite for life restlessness this is a quest for happiness. let us connect it's even if it's there something on fire in flames to something producing so many white blood cells. creating an energy that chafes me and ensures they don't give up this man and keep. the room. you keep your. job. and be in the hudson river and i play with a great deal of energy. and this contributes to the lively nature of
a performance even if something catches on the way as the energy never goes of trying. it's very moving and each performance is a new adventure. to be a house provides a fixed point in a life full of travel and different roles. these days trotter is also spending a lot of time directing such as the mini series adaptation of an orthodox. for most actors don't really find their way behind the camera why did you choose to take this. very. fun i've always wanted to be shaping things to say that i started writing screenplays before i started acting in films but. then i learned how to edit and how to write a treatment. how to get funds finance hit and without that i probably would never
have dared to make a feature length film called as i had to. the pigs are going to have a problem how do you integrate your acting experiences into your director. yeah. so i'm going on like others starting out with direct and i've got the great advantage of having been on many sets as an actress i cherish and i have observed many other directors men and women at work so couldn't even leave us leaving your directorial debut i love life it was about a relationship between a young woman and an older man. but it's about much more isn't it i can feel me. yes this is after. this on the one hand it's an obsessive love affair but on the other say it's also about a family the book i based it on is a young woman's breathless monologue a woman who goes into an unknown space and does things that could be considered
extremely unfeminist in nature when it's x. i mean this this was probably what made this book so explosive and powerful as well women were attracted to the story but also repelled in equal measure. for her 1st foray into directing schröder chose to adapt a controversial bestseller the film it in a foreign country love life is the tale of a young woman tangled up in a very unequal relationship. minus all complex in the house. this passionate but ill advised affair threatens to destroy our as life from the camera follows her fate up close. the shot or shot her successful debut film in israel the political situation there only plays a peripheral role her focus is on love and dependency strada demonstrated great empathy for the after. she was very elegant nice war with me is
she's the woman too and she knows and she's an ex she's doing she knows how much. fear is involved. in love life is based on charlotte's book of the same name. not be a shot as adaptation shows a young woman torn between lust breaking taboos and willing submission. feel your most successful film is probably your 2nd one as a director stefan spike farewell to europe what was it about stefan spike's faith that interested you. like interests and yet you know it's and i would describe it more as a film about exile and less as a film about the writer stefan. difference high up this is that at all possible to
relocate your homeland. but is home actually how do you deal with language in this kind of cultural uprooting that's the real famine. is this team. once hitler rose to power at spike fled austria he lived in england in the us before emigrating to brazil in 1945 the writer was also an authority on politics star somebody it's profits only in the movies he said above it's only because it's only reasons. for the kind of. the film delves into the psychology of a man torn apart by inner conflicts a universal theme the 2nd church service with mario always does projects that move between worlds but really work internationally and are conceived that way and. that's what cinematic language is all about today which means you don't make films just for germany but for the world and that's our greatest contribution i thought
and. kind of a fun put it to should be means you want shot. because after years in exile spike committed suicide. the film was highly praised for its restrained cinematic language. whether she's in front of or behind the camera shot and never takes the easy way out her work often tackles big historical themes like the events in the 1980 s. which led to the fall of the berlin wall. and good of the. history plays a major role in almost all of your films you know t.v. series deutschland 83 covers part of the final decade of communist east germany you play an east german reconnaissance agent and what kind of woman issue. clear. message and then you know what i liked about lenore from the beginning was that she's a bit of
a shadowy character. she plays with people's lives exercises her power and is seemingly cold. but in the end in my view she's not simply cold. rather she actually acts out of political convictions hosted in the south. pacific and has a chance. to understand. for her political convictions she goes as far as to sell her own nephew's soul to the east german secret service he's to serve as an agent in the west but 1st they have to break his will. but i try not. to mind fish because i'm person investing so easily then. doesn't. he. shot his character appears to be ruthless and
without scruples. could be wrong. but me to how is it going to. survive on that one particular. meaning in the sequel deutschland $86.00 trotters character is at the heart of the action which begins and i'm going to. talk as friends and existence. faster than i have to do i think i can invest and time is how much i didn't ask to be indeed the cia's mc of the hundreds at the head when he did you divide and the same as another to. the popular series was seen around the world the next season deutschland 89 is now in production which try to reprising her role as lenore r.l. . as it has released us prison as an actor the nicest thing about
getting to play a character like this for 3 seasons is that you grow close to the people who write the character. and you contribute your own ideas. i think here we complemented one another quite nicely of should advise against now your father into our shot after you perform on the theatrical stage of the cult film you're in front of and behind the camera your artistic ranch. is there anything left for you to do for me except this that's writing is the thing i'm most afraid of. where i'd say i have the fewest tools of the trade s. to get me through and i see some facts so i have a view he's look at that. that's behind that is probably why i have the greatest respect for writers spec out for me writers who can come up with their own stories are really the crammed going to classify me up i would say that could be
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