Hauke Lorenz is a German director, producer, and screenwriter whose work has been featured in festivals both in Germany and abroad. He is best known for his feature films, "Der Junge im gestreiften Pyjama" (The Boy in the Striped Pajamas) and "Im Winter ein Jahr" (One Year in Winter).
Lorenz was born in Berlin in 1974 and was raised in Heidelberg. He studied directing at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin from 1993 to 1998, where he was mentored by renowned director Margarethe von Trotta. After graduating, he went on to work as an assistant director for numerous German television shows and films, and then became a freelance director.
His breakthrough came in 2008 with the release of his first feature film, "Der Junge im gestreiften Pyjama" (The Boy in the Striped Pajamas). The film was an international success and earned numerous awards, including a German Film Award for Best Direction and a nomination for the Academy Awards. The film explores the relationship between a Jewish boy and a German boy during the Holocaust.
In 2012, Lorenz released his second feature film, "Im Winter ein Jahr" (One Year in Winter). This film was a box office success in Germany and was nominated for seven German Film Awards. It tells the story of a young woman who moves to a small village in the Bavarian Alps to escape her troubled past.
Lorenz is known for his powerful and emotionally charged films that explore complex themes such as war, identity, and family. His films often feature subtle yet powerful performances by actors. He has collaborated with some of the most respected writers and cinematographers in Germany, and his work has received critical acclaim from both critics and audiences alike.
In addition to his film career, Lorenz has also directed numerous television films and series, including the acclaimed series "Der letzte Bulle" (The Last Cop). He has also served as a jury member for several film festivals, including the Berlin International Film Festival.
Hauke Lorenz is a director and screenwriter whose work has earned him numerous awards and accolades. His films explore complex themes and feature powerful performances by actors, and he has collaborated with some of the most respected writers and cinematographers in Germany. His work has earned him critical acclaim from both critics and audiences alike, and he continues to be a respected figure in