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Ulrich Seidl



Ulrich Seidl (born 1952) is the director of numerous award-winning documentaries such as Jesus, du weißt/ Jesus, You Know, Models/ Models and Tierische Liebe/ Animal Love. His work methods, achieving the greatest possible authenticity and showing people in the most solitary and personal moments, has aroused intense debate.
From his debut film, a provocative piece on a very short man, Einsvierzig, shot in 1979, straight down to Import/Export, his latest exercise in epic realism, Ulrich Seidl has managed to disturb, infuriate and touch audiences.
Seidl’s film work, derived from personal experiences like a severe catholic upbringing and doing casual labor as a night watchman and warehouse worker, continues to shock and challenge viewers by posing essential questions about the nature of cinema and its „morals“: about the gray areas between the fictional and the documentary; about the limits of voyeurism and the urge to fight sentimentality; about the very different modes of acting – from amateur posing to professional faking. His first fiction feature, Hundstage/ Dog Days, won the Grand Jury Special Prize at the 2001 Venice Film Festival. Import/Export is the first film that Seidl has also produced.
He lives in Vienna, Austria.


Einsvierzig (16´, Austria, 1980)
Der Ball (50´, Austria, 1982)
Look 84 (Austria, 1984)
Good News: Von Kolporteuren, toten Hunden und anderen Wienern (130´, Austria, 1990)
Mit Verlust ist zu rechnen/ Loss Is to Be Expected (118´, Austria, 1992)
Die Letzten Männer/ The Last Real Men (60´, Austria, 1994)
Tierische Liebe/ Animal Love (120´,Austria, 1995)
Bilder einer Ausstellung (45´, Austria, 1996)
Der Busenfreund (60´, Austria , 1997)
Spass ohne Grenzen (45´, Austria, 1998)
Models (118´, Austria, 1999)
Hundstage/ Dog Days (121´, Austria, 2001)
Zur Lage: Österreich in sechs Kapiteln/ State of the Nation: Austria in Six Chapters (88´, Austria, 2002)
Jesus, Du weisst/ Jesus, You Know (87, Austria, 2003)
Brüder, lasst uns lustig sein/ Brothers, Let Us Be Merry (1´, Austria, 2006)
Import/Export (135´, Austria, 2007)


The Mozart Minute

The Mozart Minute (Orig.) / 2006 / Austria / 31 min

28 well-known filmmakers living and working in Austria were invited by WIENER MOZARTJAHR 2006 (VIENNA MOZART YEAR 2006), to produce associative miniatures on Mozart. The only requirement: They had to be one-minute art films...



Visegrad? Where the hell is that?

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With this daring motto, playfully ironic visual design and primarily interesting film selection, Visegrad Film Festival presented its programme in Cork, Ireland. How was it, where does it go and why is it actually held in Ireland?

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A Showcase of Asian Documentary Film Jewels? TIDF!

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Gulîstan, Land of Roses Wins Prestigious Doc Alliance Selection Award at Locarno IFF

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