Nanouk Leopold



Nanouk Leopold is a Dutch film director and screenwriter. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Rotterdam and from the Dutch Film Academy in Amsterdam. Her debutfilm Îles Flottantes was selected for the IFFR Tiger Competition in 2001. Guernsey was selected for the Quinzaine at Cannes in 2005. Wolfsbergen premiered at the Forum of the Berlinale 2007 and was selected for TIFF in the same year. Brownian Movement premiered in Toronto in 2010 and had its European premiere at the Forum in Berlin in 2011. In 2013 It’s all so quiet was the opening film of the Berlinale Panorama Special. In 2018 Cobain had its world premiere at the Berlinale in the Generation section. Currently she is working on her new feature film Whitetail. Nanouk became a member of the Society of the Arts of the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences in 2016. In 2017 she directed her first play, From the Life of the Marionettes, for the prestigious Amsterdam theatre group ITA, at the invitation of Ivo van Hove. In 2019 she directed The Homecoming by Harold Pinter for ITA. Nanouk just made her debut as an opera director with ‘Der Zwerg’ by Alexander Zemlinsky at the Dutch National Opera, which was the opening of the season and the presentation of new chief conductor Lorenzo Viotti. Her theatre debut in Germany, with a piece by Alice Birch (writer of the film Lady Macbeth) called Anatomy of a Suicide, for the Berliner Ensemble, premiered in October 2021. Nanouk also makes video installations together with visual artist Daan Emmen ( Early 2021 they finished an installation for the Eye Film Museum in Amsterdam as part of the group exhibition “Vive le Cinéma”, together with Lucretia Martel, Carlos Reygadas, Jia Zhang-ke and Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese to mark the 75th anniversary of the Filmmuseum and the 50th anniversary of the International Film Festival Rotterdam. They just had their first international solo exhibition in the Oval Office in Bochum with Another Woman, an installation made in cooperation with Sandra Hüller, Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods and Gillis Biesheuvel.

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