Birgit Hein

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Birgit Hein
Born (1942-08-06) August 6, 1942 (age 74)
Berlin, Germany
Occupation Film director, producer and screenwriter
Years active 1967–present
Spouse(s) Wilhelm Hein

Birgit Hein (born August 6, 1942) is a German film director, producer and screenwriter who has made experimental films with her husband Wilhelm Hein since the 1960s.[1]


Hein was born in Berlin in 1942.[2] In 1964, she married Wilhelm Hein, with whom she collaborated on several experimental film projects.[2] In 1968, she co-founded XSCREEN, an exhibition space in Cologne.[3] In 1993, Hein won the German Film Critics Association Best Experimental Film Award for her film Die Unheimlichen Frauen.




  1. ^ Foster, p.176
  2. ^ a b Büttenbender, Gerhard. "Birgit Hein - Ihr leben". Official site. Retrieved 2008-05-17. 
  3. ^ "After the Avant-garde: Participants". University of Pittsburgh. Retrieved 2008-05-17. 


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