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Ulrich Seidl

Ulrich Seidl, born 1952 in Vienna (Austria), is a director, author and producer

Ulrich Seidl started his career with award-winning documentaries such as ”Good News“ (1990), ”Animal Love“ (1995) and ”Models“ (1998). Seidl‘s first feature fiction film ”Dog Days“ (2001) won the Special Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival in 2001. ”Import Export“ (2007), the first film to be produced by his own production company, was invited to Cannes competition. Subsequently, the three films of his successful and multiple-award-winning ”PARADISE Trilogy“ (2012) had their premiere in the competitions of the world‘s most important film festivals in Cannes, Venice and Berlin. This was followed by ”In the Basement“ (2014) and Safari“ (2016). Rimini had its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival (main competition) in 2022. Sparta, the second part of the diptych, also premiered in 2022, at the San Sebastián International Film Festival. The combined (long) version, WICKED GAMES - Rimini Sparta premiered at the International Film Festival Rotterdam in 2023.


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