Jacob Berger

After working as a young film critic in Switzerland, Jacob Berger attends New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts Institute of Film and Television, where he graduates in 1985. Writer and actor on Alain Tanner’s LA VALLÉE FANTÔME in 1988, he directs his first feature film, ANGELS, in Barcelona, in 1990. In 2002, he reunites Gérard & Guillaume Depardieu in AIME TON PÈRE, which premieres at the Locarno Film Festival and is the Swiss candidate to the Oscars. In 2007, his 3rd feature, 1 JOURNÉE wins best director at the Montreal Film Festival. Screenwriter (“Opération Libertad”, Cannes 2012), producer, he also directs numerous TV-features and documentaries for Swiss and French TV. His film, A JEW MUST DIE, earned Bruno Ganz a Swiss Film Award for Best Actor in 2017. His last TV-feature, DÉVOILÉES, was premiered at the La Rochelle Film Festival in September 2018 and earned Lola Créton a best young actress award.