© Photo Laila Stieler
Laila Stieler was born in 1965 in Neustadt, East Germany. From 1986 to 1990, she studied dramaturgy at the Academy for Film and Television in Potsdam-Babelsberg. Since graduating, she has worked as a freelance scriptwriter and producer. Working with directors such as Andreas Dresen, Dagmar Hirtz, Tim Trageser and Maria Schrader, she has helped create many inter nationally recognized films. Her collaboration with Dresen goes back to the late 1980s, when they were both students at the Film Academy. Stieler co-wrote the script for Dresen’s feature film debut, Stilles Land, followed by Die Polizistin, Willenbrock and Wolke 9, winner of the Coup de Coeur Jury Prize at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival.
Stieler’s first collaboration as a scriptwriter and producer with the internationally-acclaimed director Doris Dörrie resulted in Die Friseuse. She is currently working on a script about the East German singer-songwriter Gerhard Gundermann; this feature film, directed by Andreas Dresen, is announced for release in 2013.
Festivals & Awards:
|2008||Coup de Coeur Jury Prize, Cannes Film Festival, for Wolke 9|
|2001||Best Script, Adolf Grimme Award in Gold, for Die Polizistin|
|2000||Best Script, TV Award, German Academy for the Performing Arts, for Die Polizistin|
|2000||Best Script, Teleplay Award, Baden-Baden TV Film Festival, for Die Polizistin|
Bibliography & More:
Interview, Writing about Daily Life. Amherst, MA: DEFA Film Library Newsletter. Feb. 2011.
|2011||Die Lehrerin (The Teacher, TV)|
|2010||Die Friseuse (The Hairdresser)|
|2009||Wohin mit Vater? (Where to Put Dad? TV)|
|2009||Mein Mann, sein geliebte und ich (My Husband, His Lover and I, TV)|
|2008||Wolke 9 (Cloud 9)|
|2007||Ein verlockendes Angebot (A Compelling Offer, TV)|
|2007||Liebesleben (Love Life)|
|2000||Schwiegermutter (Mother-In-Law, TV)|
|2000||Die Polizistin (The Policewoman, TV)|
|1997||Die Konkurrentin (The Competitor, TV)|
|1994||Mein unbekannter ehemann (My Unknown Husband)|
|1992||Stilles Land (Silent Country)|
|1990||So schnell es geht nach Istanbul (Shortcut to Istanbul)|