Beat Häner is a Swiss filmmaker and director. He is best known for his work in the Swiss film industry, which includes films such as "Gottardo", "The House of Usher" and "The Golden Glove".
Häner was born in Basel, Switzerland in 1952. He studied film at the Zurich University of the Arts, where he gained a degree in Cinema Studies. He then went on to work as an assistant director on films such as "The Phantom of the Opera" and "Das Boot".
In 1982, he made his directorial debut with the film "Gottardo", which was a critical and commercial success. He followed this up with the critically acclaimed "The House of Usher" in 1986. This film was a mixture of horror and fantasy, and was praised for its visual style.
Häner continued to direct films throughout the 1990s, such as "The Golden Glove", which won the prestigious Golden Leopard award at the Locarno Film Festival in 1993. He also directed "The Unborn", which was nominated for a Golden Globe in 1995.
In the 2000s, Häner moved into television work, directing episodes of the popular Swiss TV show "Tatort". He also directed the feature film "A Summer's Tale", which was released in 2006 and was well received by critics.
Häner is considered to be one of the leading figures in Swiss cinema, and his films have won numerous awards. He has been praised for his use of visual style and his ability to tell stories in an unconventional way. His work has been described as having a "surreal lyricism".
Häner continues to be active in the film industry and is currently working on his next feature film. He is also a member of the Swiss Film Academy, where he serves as a jury member for the annual Swiss Film Awards.
Beat Häner is a highly respected figure in Swiss cinema, and his work has been praised for its originality and visual style. He is an influential filmmaker who has had a long and successful career in the film industry.