German film director Christian Petzold was born on September 14, 1960.

The director of films Barbara and Jerichow is also the subject of the forthcoming Contemporary Film Directors series release Christian Petzold by Jaimey Fisher.

In the book Fisher writes:

Petzold’s films consistently explore these new and transformational modes of individualities, especially the compromised, even tainted, character of desire in the wake of such economic adaptability, accommodation, and mobility. This kind of adaptability, productive desire, and subsequent movement are emphatically historicized in Petzold’s cinema, in which history regularly intrudes upon individuals’ dreams, fantasies, and desires as well as the spaces they inhabit.

Christian Petzold, set for publication in December 2013, is the first book-length study on of the director in English.  

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