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Erzsébet Rácz (Hungary)

Born in 1971 in Hungary. After German language and literature studies in Budapest, Jena and Hamburg she worked from 1994 in a theatre in Budapest as dramaturgist and as a professional literature translator. She also published novels in Hungarian language. 2001 she moved to Berlin and graduated from the German Film and TV Academy Berlin, DFFB, as a script writer. During her studies she wrote and directed sevaral short films. Her short The Pig (2010) won the Audience Award of the ARTE Film Festival.

Her first feature-length fiction film Für Elise (2012) was shown at many International Film Festivals and won the Main award and the Script award at the Festival of German Cinema. The script was also nominated for the German Film Award and Hartley Merill Award. She was co-writer at the feature length fiction Homeland, Sex and other Inconveniences (2012). Currently she is working on her first feature length documentary Left, Right, Left Right.


  • 1989
  • Für Elise
  • The Pig
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