About the Artist: Romuald Karmakar

German Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale
May 18, 2013 5:35PM

Roumuald Karmakar is a German-born French filmmaker whose works react strongly to the conventions of German film and European history. Karmakar has been an independent filmmaker since 1985, working at first on mostly shorts and documentaries, mostly concerned with influential figures of American film and Hollywood. Since then, Karmakar has also explored the feature-length format, in which his subjects range widely from the terror of romantic relationships, to serial killers, to the sensual experience of electronic music. He is perhaps best known for his provocative and controversial works about loaded subjects in German history, notably the Nazi occupation.

Portrait courtesy of Pantera Film GmbH.

German Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale
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