German director, screenwriter, producer, and film music composer Tom Tykwer (b. 1965, Wuppertal, German) gained traction with the early featureDeadly Maria (Die tödliche Maria, 1993). Four years later he came out with the highly regarded Winters Sleepers (Winterschläfer). He established his reputation with his next film, the hit Run Lola Run (Lola rennt, 1998) starring Franka Potente, which earned him Best Foreign Film at the Independent Spirit Awards and the Audience Award at Sundance. In addition to The Princess & the Warrior (Der Krieger und die Kaiserin, 2000), his filmography also includes the big-budget pictures Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006) and Cloud Atlas (2012).
Source: Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2016