Brigitte Weich is a German film and television director, best known for her work on the German TV series Tannbach and Tatort. She has also directed several feature films, including Dora and the Lost City of Gold, Der grosse Tag, and Alles bleibt anders.
Weich was born in 1970 in Berlin, Germany. She studied at the University of Television and Film Munich, graduating in 1997. After graduation, Weich worked as a production assistant on film and television projects, before making her feature film directing debut in 2003 with the drama, Alles bleibt anders.
Weich's breakthrough came in 2015 with the TV miniseries Tannbach, about a divided German village in the aftermath of World War II. The series was a critical and commercial success, with Weich winning an Adolf Grimme Award for her direction.
In 2018, Weich directed the feature film Dora and the Lost City of Gold, a live-action adaptation of the popular Nickelodeon animated series Dora the Explorer. The film was a box-office hit, grossing over $180 million worldwide. Weich also directed the German crime series Tatort from 2018 to 2020.
Weich's most recent feature film is the 2020 drama Der grosse Tag, starring Lars Eidinger and Sandra Hüller. The film received positive reviews and was nominated for four German Film Awards.
Weich is currently in pre-production on her next feature film, which is set to star Daniel Brühl and Nina Hoss. She is also developing a TV series about the life of Austrian psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud.
Brigitte Weich is an accomplished and highly respected director in both the film and television industries. Her body of work is highly acclaimed and she has been recognized for her talent with numerous awards and nominations. Her unique vision and style have made her one of the most sought-after directors in Germany.