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Réalisateur/trice Scénariste

Sherry Hormann

Allemagne, États-Unis

Français

Née à Kingston, dans l’État de New York, cette réalisatrice américano-allemande a gagné plusieurs récompenses pour son premier film dont elle avait aussi écrit le scénario THE SILENT SHADOW (1991), dont le Bavarian Film Award et le Max-Ophüls Award. Elève du HFF (Académie de Télévision et Films de Munich), elle débute sa carrière en tant que décoratrice sur le film de Domink Graf TIGER, LÖWE, PANTHER (1987) dont elle signe le scénario, et SPIELER (1989). Comme réalisatrice, Hormann a pour la première fois exercé ses talents dans la comédie populaire FRAUEN SIND WAS WUNDERBARES (1994) (dont elle signe aussi le scénario). Le succès public de son second film FATHER’S DAY en fait une réalisatrice reconnue. Sherry Hormann a également réalisé plusieurs thrillers pour la télévision.

FILMOGRAPHIE SÉLECTIVE :
2009 – FLEUR DU DÉSERT
2004 – GUYS AND BALLS
1998 – WIDOWS
1996 – FATHER’S DAY
1994 – FRAUEN SIND WAS WUNDERBARES
1991 – SILENT SHADOW

English

Born in Kingston, New York, this German American director won several awards with her directing debut SILENT SHADOW (1991), to which she also wrote the script, including the Bavarian Film Award and the Max-Ophüls Award. A graduate of the HFF (Academy of Television and Film Munich), she began her career as a set designer in Domink Graf’s early works TIGER, LÖWE, PANTHER (1987), for which she also wrote the screenplay, and SPIELER (1989). As a director, Hormann displayed her talents for the first time in the popular comedy FRAUEN SIND WAS WUNDERBARES (1994) for which she also wrote the screenplay. Her breakthrough as a director came with her second cinema film FATHER’S DAY (1996). This relationship comedy pulled in more than 1.5 million viewers.
For television, Hormann directed several thrillers such as « Bella Block », « Meine Tochter ist keine Mörderin » (2001), three episodes of « Der Kriminalist » (2006) as well as the highly acclaimed two-part mini-series « Helen, Fred and Ted » (2006).
This comedy about therapists with Friedrich von Thun, Andrea Sawatzki and Christian Berkel was nominated for among others the Bavarian Television Award.
With DESERT FLOWER, Hormann treads new ground in many ways and displays yet another dimension to her talent; the adaptation of Waris Dirie’s story is both a modern fairy tale and a political plea. She draws the audience into the world of contradictions that make up Waris Dirie’s world and story. The viewer sees both the poetic beauty of Africa as well as its brutal dark side; experiences with the young Somali woman the disturbing chaos of a metropolis like London as well as her uplifting success in the international fashion world. And with her, the viewer gathers the courage to fight against the cruel tradition that Waris had grown up in. Sherry Hormann has managed to create a film that takes the audience on a journey on many levels, a film that she has spectacularly staged on three continents with an entirely international team.

Filmography:
2009 – Desert Flower
2004 GUYS AND BALLS
1998 WIDOWS
1996 FATHER’S DAY
1994 FRAUEN SIND WAS WUNDERBARES
1991 SILENT SHADOW