Bettina Oberli

Bettina Oberli was born 1972 in Interlaken and attended the Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst in Zürich (HGKZ) major film/video from 1995 until 2000. She worked in New York as a prop assistant with the director Steve Buscemi and Hal Hartley on his feature film Henry Fool. As a student, she assisted in casting, camera and directorial work on various advertising films and with Swiss Television.

Bettina Oberli has worked as an author and director since graduating from film school. Following her multi award-winning film IM NORDWIND(2004), her latest feature film DIE HERBSTZEITLOSEN has been screened successfully since 2006 in Swiss cinemas. She received the 2004 bursary from the Internationale Bodenseekonferenz for her work to date. TANNÖD, her next work, was filmed in Germany in 2008.

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Matthew Modine

Modine is a veteran of over 50 films, including BIRDY, FULL METAL JAKET, PACIFIC HEIGHTS, ANY GIVEN SUNDAY and SHORT CUTS. He has worked with many of the most highly regarded directors in the industry, including Stanley Kubrick, Robert Altman, Spike Lee and Oliver Stone.

Modine is a Golden Globe award winner and a recipient of the Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica di Venezia’s Volpi Cup for Best Actor. He also received Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominations for his performances in WHAT THE DEAF MAN HEARD and AND THE BAND PLAYED ON. On stage, he appeared in Arthur Miller’sResurrection Blues, directed by Robert Altman. He also worked with Arthur Miller inFinishing the Picture directed by Robert Falls at The Goodman Theatre in Chicago. Modine has directed four short films. WHEN I WAS A BOY, SMOKING, and ECCE PIRATE all debuted at the Sundance Film Festival to critical acclaim.

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Stephen Frears

Stephen Frears is one of Britain’s most renowned film directors. Among the more than 40 films he has directed since 1966, those based on books by Hanif Kureishi like MY BEAUTIFUL LAUNDRETTE, were precursors for a strong, magical realism that enriched the British and later the European cinema throughout the 1990s. As diverse as his films such as DANGEROUS LIAISONS, HIGH FIDELITY, THE GRIFTERS, ACCIDENTAL HERO, DIRTY PRETTY THINGS or most recently THE QUEEN appear, they all impress through their precise narration and concentrated characterizations. Frears has worked with such famous actors and actresses as Julia Roberts, Audrey Tautou, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren and Dustin Hoffman, and discovered such talent as Jack Black and Daniel Day-Lewis.

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Jan Harlan

Jan Harlan was born 1937 in Karlsruhe. He became Kubrick’s right-hand man after working on his unrealized NAPOLEON 1969 project. From BARRY LYNDON to EYES WIDE SHUT, Jan Harlan was the executive producer of all Stanley Kubrick’s films. Even after the director’s death in 1999, Harlan remained responsible for the production of his incomplete project Artificial Intelligence: A.I., which was realized by Steven Spielberg based on Kubrick’s original screenplay. Jan Harlan directed the documentary Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures and O Lucky Malcolm, a documentary about the life and career of Malcolm McDowell. He is currently the administrator of Kubrick’s cinematographic estate.

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Ueli Steiger

The internationally active cinematographer Ueli Steiger was born 1954 in Zurich. He studied English language and history and Art History at the University of Zurich, and undertook subsequent studies at the London Film School. In 1981, following freelance activities as an assistant cameraman and documentary filmmaker in Switzerland, he shot his first feature film (PRIVILEGED) together with the director Michael Hoffman in England. He gained ground in the USA with his camera work in Hoffman’s PROMISED LAND(1986). Ueli Steiger then settled in Los Angeles and made his name as a Hollywood cinematographer with such films as Dennis Hopper’s THE HOT SPOT, SINGLES, BOWFINGER, GODZILLA, AUSTIN POWERS, THE SPY WHO SHAGGED ME and THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW.

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