Private: Arnon Grunberg x Ulrich Seidl

What vision can be found in the grating, controversial films of Ulrich Seidl, enfant terrible of European cinema? Arnon Grunberg meets the Austrian director Ulrich Seidl.

Fri, 03 Jun • 14:15
De Balie - Grote Zaal


As a young child, Seidl’s parents had set their hopes on his becoming a priest, but Ulrich Seidl would follow a different path altogether, becoming one of Europe’s most celebrated yet controversial film directors. What drives Ulrich Seidl in the making of these confrontational works?

Famous Dutch writer Arnon Grunberg enters in conversation with the Austrian filmmaker, discussing his life, work, and inspiration, touching on questions such as: What is the director’s role in Europe? And what is the current state of Europe’s society? How does Ulrich Seidl, with his unique view on societal issues, reflect on today’s Europe?

This programme will be in German. Simultaneous translation in English will be provided.

Before this programme begins, Import/Export will be screened at 11:15. 

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