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Petros Markaris (Greece)
Petros Markaris (Greece)
Is a Greek novelist, playwright, screenwriter and literary translator. Was born in Istanbul, Turkey and studied economics. He is a full time writer since 1976. His crime novels have been translated into sixteen languages. Athens as a city of immigrants, as well as the life of immigrants in Athens plays a key part in his novels. As he was born and raised in the Greek community of Istanbul he has a firsthand experience in minorities and their problems. Petros Markaris worked with Theo Angelopoulos as co-scriptwriter in the screenplays of his films: Days of ’36, Alexander the Great, The Suspended Step of the Stork, Ulysses’ Gaze, Eternity and a Day, The Weaping Meadow, The Dust of Time, and of his last, unfinished film The Other Sea. Has got several awards among which are: The Raymond Chandler Award of the Noir Festival of Courmayeur (Italy), The Fregente International Award (Italy), The Pepe Carvalho Award of Barcelona Negra, The Le Point Award for the best crime novel of 2012 (Lyon, France), The Goethe Medal of the Federal German Republic.
Marco Müller (Italy)
Marco Müller (Italy)
Born in Rome, in 1953, is a director and writer of documentaries about cinema. Film critic and historian. Professor of Styles and Techniques of Cinema at Mario Botta’s Faculty of Architecture (Università della Svizzera Italiana). Started working as a festival manufacturer with Ombre elettriche (Turin 1981), the largest-scale retrospective of Chinese cinema ever organized in the West and was subsequently director of the festivals of Pesaro (1982-1989), Rotterdam (1989-1991), and Locarno. From 2004 to 2011 he was the director of the Venice IFF; since 2012, he has directed the Rome IFF. In his parallel career as a producer, he produced and co-produced over 15 features including films from Turkey, Iran and Central Asia, China.
Srdan Golubović (Serbia)
Srdan Golubović (Serbia)
Born in Belgrade, in 1972. His first feature film Absolute Hundred, in 2001, participated in the main programs at over 30 international FFs: San Sebastian, Toronto, Thessaloniki, Rotterdam, Busan… The film won 10 international and 19 local awards. His second feature The Trap , had its World premiere at Berlinale (Forum). Film was also screened in Toronto, Karlovy Vary, Cluj… The Trap won 21 international award and was shortlisted for Oscar for the best foreign film. His third film Circles had its World premiere in 2013. Sundance FF, World Dramatic Competition and won Special Jury Prize. The film had its European premiere at Berlinale, section Forum where it received Prize of Ecumenical Jury. He is profesor of Film Directing at The University of Arts in Belgrade.
Christian Berger (Austria)
Christian Berger (Austria)
Austrian-born cinematographer Christian Berger (1945) is the winner of the 2010 American Society of Cinematographers' Best Cinematography Award. The winning film, Das weisse Band (The White Ribbon) with director/provocateur Michael Haneke, also earned Berger a Best Cinematography Academy Award nomination. He is the first cinematographer in ASC history to win the award for a non-English language film. Noteworthy accolades for Berger’s other works include a Camerimage Golden Frog nomination for The Piano Player and a European Film nomination for Hidden, both with Haneke. He is inventor of the Cine Reflect Lighting System (CRLS), a set of power-saving tools designed to increase the scope of existing light sources. He has used the system to shoot almost all of his projects since The Piano Teacher, in 2001. Berger’s DP feature credits also include Amos Gitai’s recent look at the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Disengagement, starring Juliette Binoche օr Le Grand Cahier from the hungurian director Janos Szasz.
Anna Mouglalis (France)
Anna Mouglalis (France)
Until 2001, Anna Mouglalis studied at the Conservatoire National Supérieur d'Art Dramatique de Paris (CNSAD) under the direction of Daniel Mesguich. In 1997, she had begun an acting career in La Nuit du Titanic. In the same year she was chosen by Francis Girod for the film Terminal. In 2000, she co-starred with Isabelle Huppert in Claude Chabrol's Merci pour le chocolat. After appearing in Novo (2002) by Jean - Pierre Limosin, she was cast by Roberto Andò for the thriller Sotto falso nome. In 2003, she played in La Maladie de la mort, a film in black and white by first-time director Asa Mader, which previewed at the Venice FF. In this same year, she co-starred in a Greek film, called Real Life (Alithini Zoi), directed by Panos Koutras. In 2005, she took part in two Italian movies: Romanzo criminale, directed by Michele Placido, and Mare buio, where she was featured alongside Luigi Lo Cascio. In a TV movie called Les Amants du Flore and directed by Ilan Duran Cohen, Mouglalis played Simone de Beauvoir, with Jean-Paul Sartre played by co-star Lorànt Deutsch. Together they had a great public and critical triumph. In 2002, she was chosen by Karl Lagerfeld for the ad campaign for the Amateur Allure de Chanel perfume. He uses her as one of his "muses," promoting Chanel bags, fine jewelry, and watches. Mouglalis was cast as Coco Chanel in the 2009 film Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky, directed by Jan Kounen. The film was chosen to close the 2009 Cannes FF.
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