Johannes Naber

Johannes Naber

Regie, Drehbuch, Kamera
*28.05.1971 Baden-Baden

Biography

Johannes Naber was born in 1971 in Baden-Baden. He studied Philosophy and Indian Philology at the Freie Universität Berlin and Film at the Baden-Württemberg Film Academy. His screenplay for "Nordwand" ("North Face") was awarded the 2009 Prize of German Film Critics. Naber's directorial debut "Der Albaner" ("The Albanian") won the 2010 Max-Ophüls-Preis and the Silver George at the Moscow International Film Festival.

Naber's follow-up, the scathing comedy "Zeit der Kannibalen" ("Age of Cannibals"), premiered in the "Perspektive Deutsches Kino" section of the 2014 Berlin IFF and was released theatrically in May 2014.

At the Deutscher Filmpreis 2015, "Zeit der Kannibalen" was nominated for Best Directing and won the Award in bronze in the category Best Picture, as well as one for Best Screenplay. The critics' association Verband der deutschen Filmkritik also awarded the film Best Picture and Best Screenplay. Sebastian Blomberg and Devid Striesow were honoured as Best Actors.

In the summer of 2015, Naber started principal shooting of his next film, a prominently cast adaptation of Wilhelm Hauff's classic fairytale "Das kalte Herz" ("Heart of Stone"), which opened in cinemas October 2016.

Filmography

2015/2016 Das kalte Herz
Director, Screenplay
 
2014/2015 Verfehlung
Lighting design
 
2013/2014 Zeit der Kannibalen
Director
 
2013/2014 Jack
Lighting design
 
2009/2010 Der Albaner
Director, Screenplay
 
2007/2008 Weitertanzen
Lighting design
 
2007/2008 Nordwand
Screenplay
 
2002-2004 Der Ärgermacher
Lighting design
 
2001 Morakko und der beste Mensch der Welt
Lighting design