Robert van Ackeren

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Robert van Ackeren (born December 22, 1946 in Berlin ) is a German film director , cameraman , screenwriter and film producer .

life and career

The son of Max and Hildegard van Ackeren worked at the Berlin Literary Colloquium from 1962 to 1964 and then studied until 1966 at the Film and Television Department of the Berlin School of Optics and Photo Technology. Trained as a cameraman , van Ackeren began making his own films in 1964 and worked with directors such as Roland Klick , Klaus Lemke , Werner Schroeter and Rosa von Praunheim .

In 1970 he founded the company Cine Circus with Manfred M. Schwarz, and in 1972 Robert van Ackeren Filmproduktion. His later films, which he directed himself, are mostly ironic moral images of the upper class and are characterized by a smooth, stylized visual language. Mostly he brought the relationship between man and woman to the fore in a pointed manner. Probably his greatest success was the film Die Flambierte Frau (1983) , which was somewhere between love drama and love comedy, starring Gudrun Landgrebe and Mathieu Carrière .

In 1979 he was offered a professorship for film at the Cologne Werkschulen and, after they closed, moved to the newly founded Art Academy for Media (KHM).

In 1995 van Ackeren described his memories of childhood and youth in an anthology.

In 2003 Robert van Ackeren was one of the founding members of the German Film Academy .

Filmography (selection)

D = script, R = direction, K = camera, P = production


Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Biographical data from Robert van Ackeren in: Who is Who - The German Who's Who 2000/2001 . 39th edition, Schmidt-Römhild, Verlagsgruppe Beleke, Lübeck 2000, p. 9, ISBN 978-3-7950-2029-3 .
  2. Self-portrait of childhood and youth in: Florian Langenscheidt (ed.): With us at home. Celebrities talk about their childhood. Düsseldorf 1995, ISBN 3-430-15945-8