Anatol Schuster, born in 1985, studied directing at the University of Television and Film in Munich. He realised various experimental short films and worked as 2nd AD for Edgar Reitz. A Perfect Place won the award “Dialogue en perspective” at the International Film Festival Berlin in 2015. His feature debut Air was internationally awarded. In 2017 he received the Wim Wenders Scholarship for his next feature Silence.
Attending this event
Rebecca Tayor is the Editor of Jewish Renaissance magazine. She has been a journalist for 25 years, starting out at The Japan Times in Tokyo and returning to the UK to work at the Guardian and at Time Out London, where she was the News Editor for 10 years, before joining JR in 2014.
Films screening at this event
- Ahuva Sommerfeld, Kara Schröder
- 79 min
90-year-old Ms Stern is in remarkable shape for a woman her age. Her physical health is excellent, her daughter and granddaughter are doting on her, her hairdresser supplies her with recreational drugs and she is surrounded by friends who are still in their 20s. But the Holocaust survivor from Berlin has had enough: she desperately wants to die. With a wonderful performance from the late Ahuva Sommerfeld, Ms Stern is a sad yet funny meditation on life, death and everything in between. Followed by a Q&A with the director Anatol Schuster. Moderated by Rebecca Taylor, Editor of Jewish Renaissance.
Winner – Feature Film & Best Actor, Achtung Berlin 2019