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Maren Ade is a German film director, screenwriter and producer teaching screenwriting at the Film Academy Baden-Württemberg in Ludwigsburg. She runs the film production company Komplizen Film, where she produced her student film, The Forest for the Trees at the University of Television and Film in Munich.
After The Forest for the Trees received the Special Jury Award at the Sundance Film Festival in 2005, Ade went on to to make her second award-winning film, Everyone Else. It received the Silver Bear for Best Film (Jury Grand Prix) at the 2009 Berlin International Film Festival.
In 2016, Ade wrote and directed Toni Erdmann, a German comedy-drama selected to compete for the Palme d’Or at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.
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Top Photo: Peter Simonischek as “Winfried” and Sandra Hüller as “Ines” in Toni Erdmann.
Photo Credit: Dragan Adrian Hasu