Vera Maria Brückner is a German film and television director. She is best known for her work on the television series Tatort, which is the longest-running German crime series. She has also directed several feature films, including Die Fälscherin (2004) and Im Zweifel glücklich (2009).
Brückner was born in Berlin in 1952. She studied literature, art history, and theater science at the University of Hamburg. She then went on to study film at the Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (DFFB). After completing her studies, she began her career in the film industry in the late 1970s.
In the early 1980s, Brückner began directing television films and series. She was one of the first directors to work on the long-running crime series Tatort. Since then, she has directed more than twenty episodes of the show. She has also directed other television series, such as Tatortreiniger, Die Wache, and Der Kriminalist.
In 1994, Brückner directed her first feature film, Die Verlorene Liebe. The film was well-received and won several awards, including the Bavarian Film Award. Since then, she has directed several more feature films, including Die Fälscherin (2004) and Im Zweifel glücklich (2009). She has also directed several shorts and documentaries.
Brückner has won numerous awards for her work, including the Deutscher Fernsehpreis, the Grimme Preis, and the Adolf Grimme Preis. In 2020, she was awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany for her contributions to German television.
Throughout her career, Brückner has been a staunch advocate for female directors in the film industry. She has spoken out about the challenges facing women directors and has actively worked to support other female directors.
Vera Maria Brückner is a pioneering director in the German film and television industry. Her work has been recognized with numerous awards, and she is an important role model for aspiring female directors.