Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

Writer and Director

Degree in Russian Literature, Saint Petersburg; degree in PPE, Oxford; degree in Filmmaking, Munich. Member: Bavarian and North Rhine-Westphalian Orders of Merit; Ordre des Arts et Lettres; AMPAS; MoMA International Council. Awards: for "The Lives of Others" (2006) - 3 European Film Awards, Golden Globe Nomination, Academy Award; for "The Tourist" (2010) - People's Choice Award, 3 Golden Globe Nominations, Redbox Movie Award. Interests: China; Russia; tennis; religion; historical portrait painting and early portrait photography; African tribal art.