Hanna Schygulla

Hanna Schygulla

Darstellerin, Regie, Drehbuch, Kamera, Schnitt, Ton, Musik, Produzent
*25.12.1943 Kattowitz (heute Katowice, Polen)

Biography

Hanna Schygulla was born in Kattowitz (today Katowice, Poland) on December 25 1943, moving with her mother to Munich in 1945. Following graduation and an Au-pair-year in Paris, she began studying German and Roman languages at Munich University in 1964, taking acting lessons on the side. Introduced by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, she joined the Action-Theater in 1967, and one year later co-founded the antiteater alongside Fassbinder, Peer Raben and others.

Until 1969, she appeared in numerous of Fassbinder's stage productions, while also appearing in smaller roles in films by Jean-Marie Straub, Peter Fleischmann and Reinhard Hauff. "Liebe ist kälter als der Tod" was her first film under Fassbinder"s direction, and in 1970 she was awarded the Federal Film Prize for her performance. Until 1972, she starred in all of Fassbinder"s films except one, and also played in many stage productions. Soon, Schygulla was celebrated as the "Superstar of Subculture", and Fassbinder"s TV series "Acht Stunden sind kein Tag" made her also known to a broader audience. But following their first box-office hit "Fontane Effi Briest", Fassbinder and Schygulla temporarily ended their creative collaboration.

Until 1977, she starred in films by other directors, for instance in Wim Wender's "Falsche Bewegung" and in "Ansichten eines Clowns" by Vojtech Jasny. In 1978, she and Fassbinder reteamed for the post-WWII melodrama "Die Ehe der Maria Braun", and again Schygulla garnered numerous awards for her performance, receiving the German Film Prize and the Silver Bear of the IFF Berlin. The film was also celebrated abroad and followed by the international success of "Lili Marleen". The same year, she also played the role of Eva in Fassbinder"s sumptuous adaptation of Döblin's "Berlin Alexanderplatz".

In 1979, Schygulla worked at the Münchner Kammerspiele, and went on several theatre tours. From time to time, she starred in international productions, among them films by Jean-Luc Godard, Carlos Saura, Margarethe von Trotta and Andrzej Wajda. In 1983, she was awarded a prize at IFF Cannes for her performance in "Storia di Piera". In 1985, Schygulla appeared in her first US production, playing Katharina the Great in the TV miniseries "Peter the Great". After that, she was cast again and again in European and American film productions of great variety. Living in Paris, Schygulla also gave numerous concerts, singing chansons by Jean-Marie Senia.

After a longer hiatus, Schygulla returned to German cinema with the tragicomic love story "Die blaue Grenze", in which starred together alongside Dominique Horwitz. It marked the beginning of her successful movie comeback, followed by Hans Steinbichler's "Winterreise" and her impressive performance as a grieving mother in Fatih Akin's multi-award winning drama "Auf der anderen Seite", for which she was nominated in the category "Best Supporting Actress" at the 2008 German Film Prize.

In recent years, she appeared in Aleksandr Sokurov's "Faust" (RU 2011), Emmanuelle Antille's "Avanti" (F/CH 2012) and Sam Garbarski's "Vijay und ich" (D/BE/LU 2013). At the 2010 Berline IFF, Schygulla presented her shorts "Alicia Bustamante" and "Moi et Mon Double". In 2013, she published her autobiography "Wach auf und träume". Hanna Schygulla also created an installation made of her video shorts titled "Traumprotokolle" which was exhibited in Paris, New York and Berlin.

Filmography

2015/2016 Wofür es sich zu leben lohnt
Cast
 
2014/2015 Fassbinder
Participation
 
2012/2013 Vijay und ich - Meine Frau geht fremd mit mir
Cast
 
2011 Faust
Cast
 
2009 Heiligendamm
Cast
 
2009 Moi et Mon Double
Director, Screenplay, Producer
 
2009 Alicia Bustamante
Director, Screenplay, Director of photography, Editing, Sound, Producer
 
2008 Po-Lin
Voice
 
2007 Fassbinders Berlin Alexanderplatz. Ein Megafilm und seine Geschichte
Participation
 
2006/2007 Fatih Akin - Tagebuch eines Filmreisenden
Participation
 
2006/2007 Auf der anderen Seite
Cast
 
2006/2007 Hanna Hannah
Cast, Director, Screenplay, Producer
 
2005/2006 Das unreine Mal
Cast
 
2005/2006 Winterreise
Cast
 
2005 Filmlegenden. Deutsch
Participation
 
2004/2005 Die blaue Grenze
Cast
 
2004 Promised Land
Cast
 
2002/2003 Fassbinder in Hollywood
Participation
 
2001/2002 Marlene Dietrich - Her Own Song
Voice
 
2000 Für mich gab's nur noch Fassbinder
Participation
 
1998-2000 Die Werckmeisterschen Harmonien
Cast
 
1997 Life, Love & Celluloid
Participation
 
1995/1996 Lea
Cast
 
1994/1995 Pakten
Cast
 
1994/1995 Die Nacht der Regisseure
Participation
 
1993/1994 Hey Stranger
Cast
 
1993 Golem, le jardin pétrifié
Cast
 
1992/1993 Das blaue Exil
Cast
 
1992/1993 Madame Bäurin
Cast
 
1992 Ich will nicht nur, daß ihr mich liebt. Der Filmemacher Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Participation
 
1992 Metamorphosis of a Melody
Cast
 
1991/1992 Der Daunenträger
Cast
 
1991/1992 Golem, L'Esprit D'Exil
Cast
 
1989 Abrahams Gold
Cast
 
1987 Casanova
Cast
 
1986 Für immer Lulu
Cast
 
1984 Die Zukunft heißt Frau
Cast
 
1983 Eine Liebe in Deutschland
Cast
 
1982/1983 Heller Wahn
Cast, Vocals
 
1982/1983 Die Geschichte der Piera
Cast
 
1982 Antonieta
Cast
 
1981 Die Fälschung
Cast
 
1980/1981 Das ABC ist subversiv
Cast, Voice
 
1980 Lili Marleen
Cast, Vocals
 
1979/1980 Das Äußere und das Innere und das Geheimnis der Angst vor der Angst
Cast
 
1979/1980 Rainer Werner Fassbinder: Mein Traum vom Traum des Franz Biberkopf: Vom Tode eines Kindes und der Geburt eines Brauchbaren
Cast
 
1979/1980 Wissen ist Macht und Morgenstund hat Gold im Mund
Cast
 
1979/1980 Einsamkeit reißt auch in Mauern Risse des Irrsinns
Cast
 
1979/1980 Von den Ewigkeiten zwischen den Vielen und den Wenigen
Cast
 
1979/1980 Die Sonne wärmt die Haut, die sie manchmal verbrennt
Cast
 
1979/1980 Merke - einen Schwur kann man amputieren
Cast
 
1979/1980 Ein Schnitter mit der Gewalt vom lieben Gott
Cast
 
1979/1980 Eine Handvoll Menschen in der Tiefe der Stille
Cast
 
1979/1980 Ein Hammer auf dem Kopf kann die Seele verletzen
Cast
 
1979/1980 Wie soll man leben, wenn man nicht sterben will
Cast
 
1979/1980 Berlin Alexanderplatz (14 Teile)
Cast
 
1979/1980 Die Strafe beginnt
Cast
 
1978/1979 Die große Flatter
Cast
 
1978/1979 Die dritte Generation
Cast
 
1978 Die Ehe der Maria Braun
Cast
 
1977 Sylvesternacht
Cast
 
1976/2005 Ein Traumprotokoll
Cast, Director, Director of photography, Sound, Producer
 
1976/1977 Die Dämonen
Cast
 
1976/1977 Grüße von Rosita aus Peru
Voice
 
1976-1978 Schritte ins Reich der Freiheit
Cast
 
1975 Intermezzo für fünf Hände
Cast
 
1975 Ansichten eines Clowns
Cast
 
1974/1975 Falsche Bewegung
Cast
 
1974 Der Katzensteg
Cast
 
1972/1973 Haus am Meer
Cast
 
1972-1974 Fontane Effi Briest
Cast
 
1972 Irmgard und Rolf
Cast
 
1972 Harald und Monika
Cast
 
1972 Franz und Ernst
Cast
 
1972 Wildwechsel
Cast
 
1972 Oma und Gregor
Cast
 
1972 Jochen und Marion
Cast
 
1971/1972 Die bitteren Tränen der Petra von Kant
Cast
 
1971 Die Ahnfrau
Cast
 
1971 Händler der vier Jahreszeiten
Cast
 
1971 Jakob von Gunten
Cast
 
1971 Oberschüler
Cast
 
1970/1971 Warnung vor einer heiligen Nutte
Cast
 
1970/1971 Whity
Cast, Vocals
 
1970/1971 Mathias Kneißl
Cast
 
1970/1971 Pioniere in Ingolstadt
Cast
 
1970/1971 Fassbinder produziert: Film Nr. 8
Participation
 
1970 Rio das Mortes
Cast
 
1970 Die Niklashauser Fart
Cast
 
1969 Kuckucksei im Gangsternest
Cast
 
1969 Die Revolte
Cast
 
1969 Katzelmacher
Cast
 
1969 Liebe ist kälter als der Tod
Cast
 
1969 Warum läuft Herr R. Amok?
Cast
 
1969 Götter der Pest
Cast
 
1969 Baal
Cast
 
1968/1969 Jagdszenen aus Niederbayern
Cast
 
1968 Der Bräutigam, die Komödiantin und der Zuhälter
Cast