Mario Wirz

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    Mario Wirz

    Directed by

    Germany

    2013

    15 min

    • German

    Documentary, Short

    Six weeks before his death from cancer, poet Mario Wirz takes a walk with his friend Rosa von Praunheim during which he candidly shares his final thoughts on, among other things, the power of love and positive thinking: ‘Let’s live!’

    Awards

    • Special Teddy Award for Lifetime Achievement - Berlinale

    Credits

    Cast
    Mario Wirz
    Rosa von Praunheim
    Screenplay
    Rosa von Praunheim
    Cinematography
    Nicolai Zörn
    Editing
    Rosa von Praunheim
    Mike Shephard
    Production
    ROSA VON PRAUNHEIM FILMPRODUKTION
    Sales
    M-APPEAL
    Rosa von Praunheim

    Rosa von Praunheim

    Germany

    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.

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