One of Germany’s most acclaimed actresses, MARIA SCHRADER is a two-time winner of the German Film Award and three-time winner of the Bavarian Film Award. Her international breakthrough came with the lesbian romance film AIMEE & JAGUARin 1999 which earned
her the Best Actress award at the Berlin International Film Festival. She has worked with directors such as Margarethe von Trotta, Doris
Dörrie, Peter Greenaway, Max Färberböck, Rajko Grilic and Agnieszka Holland. Recently, she thrilled television audiences in the Emmy winning and internationally renowned Cold War drama series DEUTSCHLAND 83/86/89 (2015–2020).
Schrader’s directorial debut LOVE LIFE was based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Zeruya Shalev. The film premiered at
the Festa del Cinema in Rome in 2007. She later directed 2016’s Stefan Zweig: FARWELL TO EUROPE, a film recounting the exiled author’s journey from Europe to South America which premiered at the Locarno Film Festival’s Piazza Grande. It was Austria’s Oscar submission in 2017 and won the People’s Choice Award for Best European Film at the European Film Awards 2017. In 2020 Schrader was the first German director to win a Primetime Emmy for the limited series UNORTHODOX.