Chamisso's Shadow, HD, colour, 4 parts, 690 min

World Premiere: February 12, 2016 as opening film of Forum, Berlinale 2016

Awarded "Best Documentary 2016" by the German Film Critics Association on february 13, 2017





Under Snow. 35 mm, colour, 103 min.

World premiere: September 9, 2011 as a special event of the Asia-Pacific Weeks at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin

Festivals 2011 ff: Berlinale, Creteil, Jerusalem, Bangkok, Vilnius, Reykjavik





Still Moving. HD Cam, colour and b/w, 29 min. 

Premiere: October 28, 2009, Arsenal, commissioned by the Arsenal - Institut für Film und Videokunst e.V. LIVE FILM! project: "LIVE FILM! JACK SMITH! Five Flaming Days in a Rented World"


The Korean Wedding Chest. 35 mm, colour, 82 min
In cooperation with the International Women's Film Festival in Seoul, IWFFIS. Premiere: February 11, 2009, Berlinale, Forum

Festivals 2009: Seoul, Toronto, Barcelona, Jerusalem, Warschau, Bangkok, Dubai

Seoul Women Happiness. HD, colour, 16 min.
Premiere: April 10, 2008, IWFFIS
Commissioned by the International Women's Film Festival in Seoul as part of the omnibus film 'Ten Ten' on the occasion of IWFFIS's 10th Anniversary

Prater. 35 mm, colour, 104 min.
Premiere: February 10, 2007, Berlinale, International Forum of New Cinema
Award: German Film Critics Award for the best documentary 2007
Festivals 2007: Berlinale, Mar del Plata, Barcelona, Jerusalem, Warschau (" Era New Horizons"), Melbourne, Tbilisi, MoMA New York, and others
Twelve Chairs. 35 mm, colour, 198 min.
Premiere: February 8, 2004, Berlinale, International Forum of New Cinema
Festivals 2004 ff.: Berlinale, Barcelona, Jerusalem, Kiev, The Museum of Modern Art, New York (Premieres), Mar del Plata, and others

Southeast Passage. Digital Betacam/DVD, colour and b/w, 363 min. Premiere: June 6, 2002, Documenta 11, Kassel
Festivals 2002 ff.: Berlin, Rotterdam, Jerusalem, Barcelona, and others


The Specimen. Digital Betacam/DVD, b/w, 18:26 min.
Premiere: June 6, 2002, Documenta 11, Kassel


Ester. Digital Betacam/DVD, b/w and colour, 31:30 min.
Premiere: November 12, 2002, Arsenal, Berlin

Exile Shanghai. 16mm, colour, 275 min.
Premiere: February 18, 1997, Berlinale, International Forum of New Cinema,
Festivals 1997 ff.: Munich, Jerusalem, San Francisco, New York, Toronto, Vancouver, and others
Taiga. 16 mm, colour, 501 min.
Premiere: February 21, 1992, Berlinale, International Forum of New Cinema
Festivals 1992 ff.: London, Toronto, Montreal, Jerusalem, Tokyo, Sydney, and others
Countdown. 16 mm, colour, 188 min.
Premiere: February 20, 1990, Berlinale, International Forum of New Cinema
Festivals 1990 ff.: Paris, Toronto, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Jerusalem, and others
Johanna d'Arc of Mongolia . 35 mm, colour, 165 min.
Premiere: February 14, 1989, German contribution to the competition at the 30th Berlin International Film Festival, Berlin
Festivals 1989 ff.: Montreal, London, Cannes, Créteil/Paris, Brussels, Copenhagen, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, Vancouver, Toronto, Jerusalem, and others
Awards: Bundesfilmpreis/Filmband in Gold für Visuelle Gestaltung (Golden Prize for Visual Production), Prize of the Jury of the Audience, Montreal, 1989; Outstanding Film of the Year, London 1989
Usinimage. 35 mm, colour, 10 min.
Premiere: June 12, 1987, Low Budget Filmforum, Hamburg
Festivals 1987 ff.: Berlin, Oberhausen, Amsterdam, New York, Jerusalem, Cologne, Düsseldorf, Brunswick, New Delhi, Bombay, Madras, Calcutta, Vienna, Salzburg, and others
Award: Short Film Prize, HDF Hauptverband deutscher Filmtheater 1987
Superbia - The Pride. 35 mm, colour, 15 min.
Premiere: 32. Westdeutsche Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen
Festivals 1986 ff.: Berlin, Figueira da Foz, Montreal, Jerusalem, Amsterdam, Lucerne, Hamburg, Dortmund, and others
China. The Arts - The People. 16 mm, colour, 270 min.
Premiere: 17th International Documentary Film Festival, Nyon
Award: German Film Critics Award, 1986
Festivals 1985 ff.: Berlin, Montreal, Créteil, Figueira da Foz, Paris, Jerusalem, Hong Kong, and others
Dorian Gray in the Mirror of the Yellow Press. 35 mm, colour, 150 min. Premiere: February 18, 1984, Berlinale, International Forum of New Cinema
Awards: Special Jury's Prize for Outstanding Artistic Achievment, Florence 1984, Audience Award, Festival Sceaux/Paris, 1984
Festivals 1984 ff.: Edinburgh, San Francisco, Chicago, Hong Kong, Jerusalem, Montreal, Toronto, Tokyo, New Delhi and others
Freak Orlando. 35 mm, colour, 126 min.
Premiere: November 1, 1981, 15. Hofer Filmtage
Award: Audience Award, Festival Sceaux/Paris 1983
Festivals 1981 ff.: Berlin, Madrid, Paris, Bologna, Bordeaux, Montreal, Cannes, Figueira da Foz, Chicago, Minneapolis, Valence, Tokyo, Mannheim, and others
Ticket of No Return. Aller - Jamais Retour. 35 mm, colour, 107 min. Premiere: October 27, 1979, 13. Hofer Filmtage
Award: Audience Award, Festival Sceaux/Paris 1980
Festivals 1979 ff.: Berlin, Edinburgh, Semaine de la Critique/Cannes, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, New Delhi, and others
Madame X - An Absolute Ruler. 16 mm, colour, 141 min.
Premiere: Steirischer Herbst, Graz
Festivals 1977 ff.: Berlin, Rotterdam, Edinburgh, Locarno, New Delhi, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Aperto 80 Biennale di Venezia, and others
The Enchantment of the Blue Sailors. 16 mm, colour, 50 min.
Premiere: October 25, 1975, Bali-Kino, Berlin
Festivals 1975 ff.: Berlin, Hof, Brussels, Rotterdam, New York, Los Angeles, Aperto 80 Biennale di Venezia, and others

Laokoon & Sons. The Transformation of Esmeralda del Rio. 16 mm, b/w, 50 min. Premiere: March 27, 1975, Arsenal, Berlin
Festivals 1973 ff.: Brussels, Rotterdam, Aperto 80 Biennale di Venezia, and others


Berlinfever - Wolf Vostell. Documentation of a happening. 16 mm, b/w, 12 min., December 1973, Akademie der Künste, Berlin
Festivals 1973 ff.: Venice, New York, San Francisco, Graz, Salzburg, and others