Katharina Lampert is a German director and screenwriter who has made a name for herself in both the commercial and independent film worlds. She is known for her unique and often surreal visual style, which has gained her international praise.
Born in Cologne, Germany in 1966, Lampert began her career as a journalist and editor, working for various magazines and newspapers. She then went on to study filmmaking at the Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München, where she graduated in 1992.
In 1995, Lampert made her feature film debut with the critically acclaimed drama “Ein Zwilling kommt selten allein” (A Twin Never Comes Alone), which won her the Bavarian Film Award for Best Director. The film follows two estranged twin sisters who reunite as adults and attempt to rebuild their relationship.
Since then, Lampert has gone on to direct several feature films, documentaries, and television series. Her most notable works include the arthouse drama “Die Liebe der Kinder” (The Love of Children, 2008), the dark comedy “Der Kuckuck und der Esel” (The Cuckoo and the Ass, 2009), and the documentary “Der kleine Fuchs: Die Reise eines Clowns” (The Little Fox: The Journey of a Clown, 2011).
Lampert is also a sought-after commercial director, having directed several high-profile campaigns for companies such as Adidas, Kia, and Mercedes-Benz. She is known for her ability to bring a unique and often surreal visual style to her work, with her commercials often having the feel of a mini-movie.
In recent years, Lampert has made a name for herself in the independent film world, with her latest feature film “Die Unerzogenen” (The Unruly Ones, 2018) being nominated for the German Film Award for Best Feature Film. The film follows two teenage siblings who try to make sense of their lives after the death of their father.
Katharina Lampert is an acclaimed director and screenwriter whose unique and often surreal visual style has earned her international praise. Her work spans across the commercial and independent film worlds, and she continues to push the boundaries of filmmaking with each new project.