Maria Schrader, who is born in Hannover in 1965, co-directs Dani Levy’s film The Giraffe(1998). The first film she signs on her own is Love Life, which is shot in Israel in 2007 and based on Zeruya Shalev’s novel with the same title. The film premières at the Festa del Cinema in Rome in 2007. She starts her acting career as a student at the Staatsschauspiel Hannover and subsequently studies at the Max Reinhardt Seminar in Vienna. Maria Schrader works with directors such as Margarethe von Trotta, Doris Dörrie, Hans W. Geissendörfer, Peter Greenaway, Rajko Grilic and Agnieszka Holland. In 1999, at the Berlinale, she receives the Silver Bear for Best Actress in Aimée & Jaguar by Max Färberböck. Recently, she thrills television audiences in the award-winning and internationally renowned series Deutschland 83 (2015).
Source : Festival del film Locarno 2016