Acclaimed German director and screenwriter Christian Petzold joins us to talk about his career and the making of his ninth feature film Undine. A master at crafting understated yet deeply atmospheric dramas, Petzold graduated from the German School of Film and Television (dffb), where he met his mentor and frequent collaborator, experimental filmmaker Harun Farocki. An avid cinephile, Petzold is one of the founders of the Berlin School, a filmmaking movement exploring new aesthetics and cinematic expressions. His truly distinctive body includes the acclaimed ‘Love in the Time of Oppressive Systems’ trilogy of Berlin Silver Bear winner Barbara (2012), Phoenix (2014) and Transit (2018).
Photograph: Marco Krüger, (c) Schramm Film