MAREN ADE (German: ; born 12 December 1976) is a German film
director , screenwriter and producer . Ade lives in
Berlin , teaching
screenwriting at the
Film Academy Baden-Württemberg in
Together with Janine Jackowski and Jonas Dornbach, she also runs the
film production company Komplizen Film.
* 1 Early life and education
* 2 Career
* 3 Personal life
* 4 Awards and nominations
* 5 Filmography
* 6 References
* 7 Further reading
* 8 External links
EARLY LIFE AND EDUCATION
Ade was born in Karlsruhe, West Germany. As a teenager, Ade directed
her first short films.
In 1998, she began studying film production and media management, and
later film direction at the University of Television and Film (HFF) in
Munich, which she successfully completed in 2004.
In 2001, Ade co-founded the film production company Komplizen Film
together with Janine Jackowski, a fellow graduate from HFF. It was
with Komplizen Film that she produced her final student film The
Forest for the Trees at HFF in 2003. Among other honors, the film
Special Jury Award at the
Sundance Film Festival
Sundance Film Festival in 2005.
The Forest for the Trees was screened at a large number of
In 2009, her second film
Everyone Else celebrated its world premiere
in the Official Competition section of the
Berlin International Film
Festival , where it received the Silver Bear for Best Film (Jury Grand
Prix) and the Best Actress Silver Bear for
Birgit Minichmayr .
Everyone Else was released in theatres in over 18 countries.
In 2012, Ade announced she would be writing and directing a film
Toni Erdmann about a man who begins to play pranks on his adult
daughter after he finds she has become too serious. The film debuted
In Competition at the
2016 Cannes Film Festival
2016 Cannes Film Festival , the first German
film to debut there in 10 years. The film won the top prize at the
European Film Awards
European Film Awards (Best European Film), thus making Ade the first
woman to direct a movie that won the top prize at those awards.
Ade lives with director Ulrich Köhler and their two children in
AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS
Special Jury Award,
Sundance Film Festival
Sundance Film Festival for The Forest
for the Trees
* 2005: Best Feature Film - Grand Prize, IndieLisboa - International
Independent Film Festival for The Forest for the Trees
* 2005: Best Film, nomination for the German Film Award for The
Forest for the Trees
* 2005: Best Feature Film, Cine Jove Valencia Film Festival for The
Forest for the Trees
* 2005: Best Actress:
Eva Löbau , Buenos Aires Independent Film
Festival for The Forest for the Trees
* 2009: Silver Bear – Jury Grand Prix, Berlinale, for Everyone
* 2009: Silver Bear– Best Actress for
Birgit Minichmayr ,
* 2010: Nominated for Best Film, Best Direction and Best Female Lead
Birgit Minichmayr , German Film Award for
* 2010: Best Direction and FIPRESCI Critics’ Award, Buenos Aires
Festival of Independent Cinema for
* 2010: Main Prize, International Women’s Film Festival Dortmund
* 2010: Best Actor for
Lars Eidinger , Love Is Folly International
Film Festival for
* 2010: Best Actress for
Birgit Minichmayr , Ourense Film Festival
Berlin Art Prize in the category Film and Media Art
* 2015: DEFA Foundation Award for Outstanding Performance in German
Film for Komplizen Film
Academy Award nomination , Best Foreign Film , for "Toni
As director and screenwriter
* 2000 Level 9, short film (script and direction)
* 2001 Vegas, short film (script and direction)
The Forest for the Trees , feature film (script and
Everyone Else , feature film (script and direction)
Toni Erdmann , feature film (script and direction)
* 2002 Karma Cowboy, feature film by Sonja Heiss and Vanessa van
* 2006 Hotel Very Welcome, feature film by Sonja Heiss, producer
* 2011 Sleeping Sickness , feature film by Ulrich Köhler , producer
* 2012 Tabu , feature film by Miguel Gomes , co-producer
* 2012 The Dead and the Living, feature film by Barbara Albert,
* 2013 Tanta Agua, feature film by Ana Guevara and Leticia Jorge,
* 2013 Redemption, short film by Miguel Gomes , co-producer
* 2014 Superegos, feature film by
Benjamin Heisenberg , producer
* 2014 Love Island, feature film by Jasmila Zbanic, co-producer
Hedi Schneider Is Stuck , feature film by Sonja Heiss,
* 2015 Arabian Nights , feature film by Miguel Gomes , co-producer
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Manohla Dargis (May 22, 2016), The Director of ‘Toni
Erdmann’ Savors Her Moment at Cannes
New York Times
New York Times .
* ^ Bell, Nicholas. "Top 200 Most Anticipated Films for 2014: #9.
Maren Ade\'s Toni Erdmann". Retrieved 22 January 2016.
* ^ Richford, Rhonda. "\'Money Monster,\' \'The BFG,\' \'The Nice
Guys\' Among Cannes 2016 Lineup". Retrieved 15 May 2016.
* ^ Tartaglione, Nancy (2016-12-10). "
Toni Erdmann Sweeps European
Film Awards – Full Winners List". Deadline. Retrieved 2016-12-21.
* ^ "The Art of the Cringe Factor".
* Take 100, The Future of Film: 100 New Directors, Phaidon Verlag,
Berlin School: Films from the Berliner Schule, The Museum of
Modern Art, New York, 2013
* Wagner, Brigitta B. (2009). "New Paths for German Cinema". Film
Quarterly. 62 (4): 69–71. doi :10.1525/fq.2009.62.4.69 . JSTOR
* Abel, Marco (2013). "Maren Ade: Filming between Sincerity and
Irony". The Counter-cinema of the
Berlin School. Boydell & Brewer. pp.
249–273. ISBN 9781571134387 .