Paula Beer

Paula Beer

Darstellerin
*02.1995 Mainz

Biography

Paula Beer, born in February 1995 in Mainz, had her first experiences in acting and dancing as a member of the youth ensemble of the Friedrichstadtpalast in Berlin. In 2009, she auditioned for the lead role in Chris Kraus's drama "Poll" – and was chosen for the part out of over 2.500 applicants. The role of Oda in "Poll", which was released in Germany in early 2011, marked her screen debut.

Before the film opened in theaters in January 2011, this role had already garnered Paula Beer the Bavarian Film Award as Best New Actress. In the costume drama "Ludwig II." (2012), directed by Marie Noëlle and Peter Sehr, she played a central supporting role as the Bavarian duchess Sophie; in Vivian Naefe's family drama "Der Geschmack von Apfelkernen" ("The Taste of Apple Seeds", 2013) she featured in a key role as a young woman whose mysterious accidental death causes traumatic repercussions even years later.

The period picture "Das finstere Tal" ("The Dark Valley", 2014) featured another pivotal role for Beer: For playing the daughter of a mountain farmer's widow who accommodates a mysterious stranger, she was nominated Best Actress at the Österreichischer Filmpreis.

In Volker Schlöndorff's highly anticipated drama "Diplomatie" (DE/FR) which premiered at the Berlin IFF in 2014 and starred André Dussollier and Niels Arestrup, Beer played a minor role which was later edited out, however. Instead, in 2015, she starred as the female lead in "Pampa Blues" (TV) and, later the same year, she was cast to play anther lead in "Vier Könige", a drama about four teenagers from dysfunctional families who have to spend Christmas in a psychiatric ward for juveniles.

in 2016, Paula Beer won the Marcello-Mastroianni-Award for Best Young Performer at the International Film Festival of Venice for her role in François Ozons Post-World-War-I-Drama "Frantz", in which she plays a young German woman fascinated by a mysterious Frenchman.

Her next projects were Sherry Hormans TV-thriller "Geraubte Wahrheit" and Florian Henckel von Donnersmarcks drama "Werk ohne Autor", both to be released in 2017.

Filmography

2017/2018 Transit
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2016/2017 Werk ohne Autor
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2016/2017 Credo
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2016 Tödliche Geheimnisse
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2015/2016 Frantz
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2014/2015 Vier Könige
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2014/2015 Pampa Blues
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2013/2014 Diplomatie
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2013/2014 Das finstere Tal
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2012/2013 Der Geschmack von Apfelkernen
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2011/2012 Ludwig II.
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2009/2010 Poll
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