“When you talk to him, you can see how much he loves literature and stories,” Biel said, adding, “After we read the script together, we watched the movie and he told us They talk about books that refer to the work of.”

Responding to questions via email while serving as a juror at the Cannes Film Festival, the 28-year-old actress said Petzold created a “very stimulating working atmosphere” on set.

“Christian tells us his ideas for the scene and other things he had in mind to fit the mood and situation,” she said, adding, “Any thoughts or ideas are welcome.” added.

Anton Kaiser of Schram Films, a Berlin-based production company that has produced “Afire” and Petzold’s 12 films so far, says Petzold likes to shoot in the summer and edit in the fall. , that is, said that his films tend to be strong. Get ready in time for the Berlin Festival in February.

“Petzold’s films are all well-known, but each new one is a step forward,” Berlin Film Festival artistic director Carlo Chatrian said in a telephone interview.

“These works are intelligent but not heavy, especially the last two,” he adds, adding that both his film festival programs “Afire” and “Undine” have new elements of humor. mentioned as a movie. director.

“On the one hand, I am happy to support Christian Petzold as a writer and as an artist,” Chatrian said. “At the same time, it would be nice if his films could travel, as it would be a shame that he is not well known outside Germany.”

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