Julian Pölsler at the Vienna International Film Festival, 2013
|Born||Julian Roman Pölsler
Sankt Lorenzen im Paltental, Styria, Austria
|Occupation||Film director, theatre director, screenwriter|
|Known for||The Wall|
Julian Roman Pölsler (born 1954) is an Austrian film director, theatre director, and screenwriter. Pölsler was born on the Kreuzberg mountain above the village of Sankt Lorenzen im Paltental in Styria, Austria. He studied film directing and production at the University of Music and Performing in Vienna. He also studied directing and dramaturgy at the Institute for Cultural Management in the Max Reinhardt Seminar, after which he worked as an assistant director to Axel Corti.
In 1982, he began directing television films and operas. Since 2003, Pölsler has held teaching positions in the drama department at the Konservatorium Wien and in the computer science and media department at the Vienna University of Technology. In 2006, he became theatre director at Klosterneuburg. Pölsler lives and works in Vienna and Munich. His most recent feature film The Wall won the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2012, and was selected as the Austrian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards.
|1991||Sehnsüchte oder Es ist alles unheimlich leicht||Television film, director and writer|
|1992||Der Unschuldsengel||Television film, director|
|1992||Die Hausmeisterin||Television series, 5 episodes, director|
|1993||Tschau Tscharlie||Television film, director|
|1993||Wildbach||Television series, director|
|1995||Die Kreuzfahrt||Television film, director|
|1995||Die Fernsehsaga – Eine steirische Fernsehgeschichte||Television film, director, writer, and actor|
|1995||Auf immer und ewig||Television series, director|
|1997||München ruft||Television film, director|
|1999||Der Schandfleck||Television film, director and writer|
|2000||Wir sind da! Juden in Deutschland nach 1945||Television series documentary, director|
|2000||Fast ein Gentleman||Television series, 1 episode, director|
|2000||Zärtliche Sterne||Television film, director|
|2000||Polt muss weinen||Television film, director and writer|
|2001||Sommer und Bolten: Gute Ärzte, keine Engel||Television series, director|
|2001||Blumen für Polt||Television film, director and writer|
|2003||Himmel Polt und Hölle||Television film, director and writer|
|2003||Polterabend||Television film, director and writer|
|2005||Daniel Käfer – Die Villen der Frau Hürsch||Television film, director and writer|
|2008||Daniel Käfer – Die Schattenuhr||Television film, director and writer|
|2009||Anna and the Prince||Television film, director and writer|
|2012||The Wall||Director and writer|
|2013||Universum History||Television series, 1 episode, director and writer|
|2013||Bella Block||Television series, 2 episodes, director|
- "Julian Roman Pölsler". Festival Scope. Retrieved 24 October 2013.
- "Die Wand" (PDF). Berlinale. 2012. Retrieved 24 October 2013.
- "Oscars: Austria Goes to 'The Wall' for Foreign-Language Entry". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 24 October 2013.