Rosa von Praunheim is a director born on the 25th of November 1942 in Riga, Latvia.
He studied painting at Offenbach College of Commercial Art and Berlin’s College of Arts.
In 1967, he published a book, “Männer, Rauschgift und der Tod” (Men, Narcotics and Death), and made his first short films.
He was Gregory J. Markopoulos’ assistant director in 1968 before making a breakthrough as a director in his own right in 1971 with DIE BETTWURST and NICHT DER HOMOSEXUELLE IST PERVERS, SONDERN DIE SITUATION IN DER ER LEBT (IT'S NOT THE HOMOSEXUAL WHO IS PERVERSE, BUT THE SITUATION IN WHICH HE LIVES).
He has been professor of directing at the HFF “Konrad Wolf ” in Potsdam- Babelsberg since 2000.