Curator: Feature Film Competition
Muriel Coulin was born in Brittany, France. After graduating from the École Nationale Supérieure Louis Lumière, she worked as an assistant to directors such as Louis Malle, Krzysztof Kie´slowski and Aki Kaurismäki. She then embarked on a career as a film-maker of both documentaries and fictional shorts. Her feature film 17 Girls, which she directed with her sister Delphine, was honoured at the Semaine de la Critique in Cannes in 2011. Their second film The Stopover received the award for Best Screenplay in the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes Film Festival in 2016 and won the Feature Film Competition at IFFF Dortmund | Cologne 2017. Women’s issues and interests are central in their work.
Ildikó Enyedi started her career as a concept and media artist, later turning to feature film directing and script writing. She was a member of the Balázs Béla Studio, the only independent film studio in eastern Europe before 1989. Enyedi has written and directed five features and several shorts and won more than forty international prizes, including the Golden Bear for Best Film for On Body and Soul in 2017. Her film My 20th Century (1989) was chosen as one of the twelve Best Hungarian Films of All Times. Enyedi teaches film in European master classes and at the University of Film and Theatrical Arts in Budapest. She is a member of the European Film Academy and the American Film Academy. A mother of two, she lives in Budapest.
Ursula Strauss studied acting at the Volkstheater in Vienna. She already performed on various theatres in Germany and Austria while still training. Her breakthrough came with the cinema films Free Radicals by Barbara Albert and Revanche by Götz Spielmann.
She has received numerous awards for her acting achievements including four Romy awards for best actress, and two Diagonale awards. She received the Austrian Film Award and was nominated for the German Schauspielerpreis (Best Actor Award). Strauss has worked with film and TV directors such as Barbara Albert, David Schalko, Götz Spielmann, Nikolaus Leytner, Nils Willbrandt and Wolfgang Murnberger. She is president of the Austrian Film Academy.