Carlos Klein was born in Santiago de Chile in 1972. The Chilean-German movie director studied filmmaking in his hometown, in Cuba and in London. In Santiago de Chile, he studied “Audiovisual Communication“ at the UNIACC from 1990 to 93 and reinforced his knowledge of filmmaking during research studies of “Cinema and Television“ at the Universidad Arcis, Santiago de Chile from 1993 to 98. In 1994 he took part in the workshop “Camera“ in San Diego de los Baños during his stay in Cuba and from 1995 to 96 he spent a year studying at the London College of Printing and Distributive Trades in the field of “Cinematography“.
For his documentary “Ibycus - a poem by John Heath-Stubbs” Carlos Klein was awarded “Best Director“ at the FIDOCS, Festival Internacional de Documentales de Santiago. In 2004 Carlos Klein received the award for the “Best Realization“ with his first long documentary “Tierra de Agua” at the same festival.
Today Carlos Klein lives in Santiago de Chile and also works as a musician.
Filmography (A Selection since 1997):
2012 * “Where the Condors Fly”, feature documentary, 90 min
“A portrait of Rolf Gérard in his mid nineties”, permanent film installation, 36 min, Rolf Gérard Foundation, Ascona
“Tierra de Agua”, feature documentary, 80 min
“Ibycus - a poem by John Heath-Stubbs”*, short documentary, 25 min
Where The Condors Fly (Orig.) / 2012 / Chile, Germany, Switzerland / 90 min
Chilean film director Carlos Klein accompanies Russian filmmaker Victor Kossakovsky during the shooting of his latest film. In Patagonia, at Lake Baikal and in Shanghai, Victor Kossakovsky explores the singular relationships between places and people on opposite sides of the world...