Julian RADLMAIER (1984, Germany) studied Film and Art History in Berlin and Paris and then worked as an assistant director for Werner Schroeter. He has translated and edited several writings by the French philosopher Jacques Rancière. His films, including Ein Gespenst geht um in Europa/A Spectre Is Haunting Europe (2013), Ein proletarisches Wintermärchen/A Proletarian Winter's Tale (2014) have screened at international film festivals such as Berlinale, Viennale and IFFR. For his feature Selbstkritik eines bürgerlichen Hundes/Self-criticism of a Bourgeois Dog he received the German Film Critics' Award for Best First Feature of the year 2017.
Julian Radlmaier at IFFR
Ein proletarisches Wintermärchen
Hope for cinema and the rejected of Europe! This comic/absurd fairytale offers a way out of despair in our harsh post-capitalist age. Georgian cleaners in a castle in East Germany preparing a party for the elite consider their proletarian options. Shown twice, along with Redemption.
Selbstkritik eines bürgerlichen Hundes
Young filmmaker Julian, ironically played by Julian Radlmaier himself, falls for young expat Camille, and offers her the leading part in his wanna-be communist fairy tale film. Surprisingly she follows him in his search for inspiration, leftist ideals and enlightenment. A quirky political comedy on living and filmmaking – with magical twists.