Helma Sanders-Brahms

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Helma Sanders-Brahms
Born (1940-11-20) 20 November 1940 (age 73)
Lower Saxony, Germany
Occupation Film director
Film producer
Years active 1971–present

Helma Sanders-Brahms (born 20 November 1940) is a German film director, screenwriter, producer and actress.

She studied acting then German and English. She first worked in TV and then trained as a film director with Sergio Corbucci and Pier Paolo Pasolini making a large number of films often commissioned by German television. She came to prominence during the period of the New German Cinema. In Britain she is perhaps best known for Shirin's Wedding. She was also involved in the collaborative Lumière and Company. Her 1980 film Germany, Pale Mother was entered into the 30th Berlin International Film Festival.[1] In 1982, she was a member of the jury at the 32nd Berlin International Film Festival.[2]

The 2008 Geliebte Clara ("Beloved Clara") is about pianist Clara Schumann and her marriage with the composer Robert Schumann.

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  1. ^ "IMDB.com: Awards for Germany, Pale Mother". imdb.com. Retrieved 2010-08-16. 
  2. ^ "Berlinale 1982: Juries". berlinale.de. Retrieved 2010-09-02. 

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