German Editor Weissbrich on FIFF

German Editor Weissbrich on FIFF

German editor Hansjörg Weissbrich has contributed to more than sixty films since 1995, including Storm, Distant Lights, Trade, Colonia, and Night Train to Lisbon.

Weissbrich’s documentary works include Master of the Universe (European Film Award 2014) and social media doc The Cleaners, which premiered in Sundance 2018. For his work, Weissbrich has received numerous awards, most recently the German Film Award in 2014 for Two Lives by Georg Maas, that made the short list for Best Foreign Film in 2014. Weissbrich is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the European Film Academy and the German Film Academy.

Weissbrich has attended this year’s edition of FIFF to present an editing workshop. Here is a short interview with him:

Is this your first time in Iran?

Yes, it is. And I am very thankful for the festival invitation and to get the opportunity to be here. It’s a great honor for me to be here.

How is the festival?

I think it’s very well organized. I presented an editing workshop this morning. I was a little bit nervous before my first workshop here. So I can start to explore the festival and I think I have very much to look at.

Are you familiar with Iranian cinema?

I must say a little. Of course, I know Abbas Kiarostami, but I watched his films some years ago and recently I watched Asghar Farhadi’s A Separation at the Berlin Film Festival. I also watched Pig directed by Mani Haghigi in the competition section of Berlin Festival. I think A Separation was a brilliant film. Its editing was very well done, one of the best in Iranian cinema.

Presided over by award-winning writer and director Seyyed Reza Mirkarimi, the 37th Fajr International Film Festival runs until April 26 in Tehran.


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