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Ludwig Wüst


Photo: Samuel Käppeli

Born in Bavaria, lives and works in Vienna since 1987.
Studies from 1987 to 1990 in acting and singing at the Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst, Vienna.
Since 1990 director, author, actor. 40 productions for theater and opera in Vienna, Leipzig, Berlin and Frankfurt.
Since 1999 filmmaker.

Filmography
1999-2002 Egyptian Eclipse, 63 min. (based on a novel by Ingeborg Bachmann)
2005 Paula, 15 min.
2006 Two Women, 58 min., Diagonale Graz 06, 40. Hof International Film Festival
2007 Bon Voyage (documentary), 48 min., Diagonale Graz 07
2009 KOMA (1st feature film), 82 min., 31. Moscow International Film Festival, 38. Festival du Nouveau Cinema Montréal, 35. Reykjavík International Film Festival, VIENNALE 09 - Vienna International Film Festival, 43. Hof International Film Festival, Diagonale 10, Max-Ophüls-Preis Saarbrücken 2010, Split Int. Film Festival 2010, Nordkapp Filmfestival 2010, Tamil Nadu Int. Film Festival 2010 (Award for Best Film), Bamberger Filmtage 2011

INTERVIEWS with Ludwig Wüst:

Karin Schiefer interviews Ludwig Wüst for the Austrian Film Comission (Austria)
"Ein Hauptthema ist bei mir sicherlich die Einsamkeit, weil sie mich direkt zum Menschen führt und zum Wesentlichen im Menschen an sich. Es ist sehr schwierig, das zu filmen, das auszuhalten und das zu sehen."
The entire interview is available on the website of the Austrian Film Comission (German)
AFC, July 2009, Vienna

D.I. Schachter interviews Ludwig Wüst for Indyish.com (Canada):
"Based on a true story, the film’s methodical and meticulous attention to detail makes every shot the measure of both an apparently calm surface and the barely perceptible ripples of violent undercurrents. Probing the seeming stability of Western culture, Koma unhooks spectators from their lifelines of unquestioned assumptions."
Find the full interview here.
Indyish.com, October 2009, Montréal

Austrian film critic Otmar Schöberl interviews Ludwig Wüst (Austria):
"Das Verfaulte, Moosige, das Wasser könnte an Tarkowskij erinnern."
The full interview with Ludwig Wüst (English)
Das gesamte Interview mit Ludwig Wüst (Deutsch)
May 2009, Vienna

 

 

 

 

For the German version click here