Thursday, 31 July 2014

OBIT - HARUN FAROCKI


The groundbreaking German filmmaker, Harun Farocki, has died, aged 70. Active in filmmaking since the 1960s, he was particularly prominent in the documentary sphere of the industry, and was hailed by many film enthusiasts as one of the foremost experimental documentarians in the history of cinema. He was working most recently on two 2013 films, Sauerbruch Hutton Architekten and Kullaketrajad, and also as a collaborator on the screenplay for Christian Petzold's BarbaraHe also taught at UC Berkeley in the '90s, and received several honours throughout his career, including two German Film Critics awards and a Special Jury Prize from the Locarno International Film Festival in 2007.