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Maren Ade


“To date, I have always started with a character whose inner life I investigated for some time. I am then able to extract a narrative from his or her desires, longings and fears. While still searching, I am tuned into the world around me, enjoy observing people, let myself be led by what I meet in the way of stories, people – and films, of course.”



Maren Ade is a director, scriptwriter and producer. She was born in Karlsruhe in 1976, and lived there until she took her final school examinations. Ade was already interested in film during her schooldays, often going to the cinema and using her super 8 video camera to make a first, half-hour film “with friends by the local quarry pond” about a girl who refuses to speak. Immediately after finishing school, Ade spent several months as an intern at Claussen+Woebke Filmproduktion in Munich. From 1998, she studied (initially) in the Production class at the Munich University of Television & Film (HFF). In 2000 she made and wrote the screenplay for her first short film as a director, Ebene 9, which was premiered at the Hof Film Festival. In the same year, together with fellow student Janine Jackowski, Ade founded the production company Komplizen Film. Together with this company, she has produced all of her own films to date, as well as several films by other directors. Her transfer… read more


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I agree with Craig B; I'd also like to see "The Forest for the Trees" listed here. It is a brilliant character study, clearly announcing the arrival of a massive talent in Maren Ade - which was cemented by "Everyone Else".

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