Friday, 11/11/2016

Meet the Filmmakers: THE BURDEN OF MEMORY

Interview with director Albert Meisl

Meet the Filmmakers: THE BURDEN OF MEMORY

Director Albert Meisl


Describe your film THE BURDEN OF MEMORY in one sentence.

The rays of the sun have seen a lot - and not all of it was pretty, no, it wasn't.

If your film was an animal, what animal would it be?

An amphibian.

Which filmmaker would you like to have a beer with?

Manfred Krug - not just a great actor, but a wonderful jazz singer, too.

What was the first film you remember seeing at a movie theater?

Sad but true: It was "Ödipussi" by Loriot.



Which film deserved an Oscar but didn’t get one?

"Stoppen on Track" by Andreas Dresen. Germany didn't even nominate it for the Oscars.

What would you be if you weren’t a filmmaker?

A student, but that's what I am anyway, so that doesn't help.

What do your grandparents think you do as a job?

Unfortunately, they've all passed away, so lying won't help. They know all.

Is this your first visit to Munich? What do you expect from the festival?

No, I was born here and grew up on the west edge of town. I expect to meet old friends and exciting new filmmakers from around the world.



  • This film will be screened in Program 10
  • Film School: UMDK, University of Music and Performing Arts, Wien
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