Doris Dörrie

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Doris Dörrie
Doris Dörrie at the Frankfurt Book Fair, 2011
Born (1955-05-26) 26 May 1955 (age 68)
Occupation(s)Film director, Film producer, Author
Years active1976–present
Notable workMen...
Me and Him

Doris Dörrie (German: [ˈdoː.ʁɪs ˈdœ.ri̯ə] ; born 26 May 1955) is a German film director, producer and author.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Hanover, Dörrie completed her secondary education there in 1973. The same year, she began a two-year attendance in film studies in the drama department of the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. She then studied at the New School of Social Research in New York. She worked odd jobs in cafés and as a film presenter in New York's Goethe-Institut.[1]

In 1975, back in Germany, Dörrie began to study at the University of Television and Film Munich.


Dörrie wrote film reviews for the Süddeutsche Zeitung, where she was also assistant editor. Subsequently, Dörrie worked as a volunteer for various television stations, and filmed short documentaries. She has published several novels, short story collections and children's books, and also staged and directed a number of operas.[2]




  • Liebe Schmerz und das ganze verdammte Zeug: Vier Geschichten (1987); Eng. tr. Love, Pain and the Whole Damn Thing: Four Stories (1989)
  • "Was wollen Sie von Mir?" und 15 andere Geschichten (1989); Eng. tr. What Do You Want From Me? (1993)
  • Der Mann meiner Träume (1991)
  • Für immer und ewig: eine Art Reigen (1991)
  • Bin ich schön? Erzählungen (1994)

Personal life[edit]

Dörrie is a member of the PEN Centre Germany and the German Film Academy. She was a member of the jury for the 2019 Prize of the National Gallery.[5] Since 2019, she has been a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.[6]

In 2019, Dörrie served on the jury that chose Pauline Curnier Jardin as winner of the Preis der Nationalgalerie.[7]



  1. ^ "Doris Dörrie – Munzinger Biographie".
  2. ^ Beier, Lars-Olav (6 February 2008). "Interview with Director Doris Dörrie: 'Death Can Make People Feel Very Alive'". Der Spiegel. Retrieved 8 March 2015.
  3. ^ "List of prize winners" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 August 2008.
  4. ^ IMDb. Bavarian Film Awards. Munich, Bavaria. Awards for 2012
  5. ^ Jury 2019 Prize of the National Gallery.
  6. ^ Academy Invites 842 To Membership Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, press release of 1 August 2019.
  7. ^ Alex Greenberger (3 March 2019), Preis der Nationalgalerie, Prestigious German Art Award, Names 2019 Nominees ARTnews.


  • Breitenstein, Andreas. "Alptraum vom Traummann: Doris Dörries Erzählung Der Mann meiner Träume." Neue Zürcher Zeitung (22 July 1991).
  • Elss, Karin. "Doris Dörrie als Erzählerin." Saarbrücker Zeitung (24 August 1989).
  • Görtz, Franz Josef. "Beiläufige Tragödien: Geschichten von der Filmemacherin Doris Dörrie." Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (14 March 1989).
  • Joglekar, Yogini. "Ethnic Noir in Post-Wall Germany: Happy Birthday, Türke! (Dörrie 1991)." Clues: A Journal of Detection 24.2 (Winter 2006): 17–29.
  • Jurczyk, Günther. "Brav Geschmollt: Doris Dörrie erzählt." Stuttgarter Zeitung (11 October 1989).
  • Phillips, Klaus. "A Conversation with Doris Dörrie." In: Straight Through the Heart: Doris Dörrie, German Filmmaker and Author, ed. Franz Birgel, Klaus Phillips and Christian-Albrecht Gollub. Lanham: Scarecrow Press, 2004. pp. 1–16.
  • Steuhl, Wolfgang. "Antonia und der Dreckspatz: Wenn ein Mannequin den Mann ihrer Träume findet." Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (13 April 1991).
  • Utz, Richard. "Reflecting Love at Quite Its Natural Size: Doris Dörrie as a Writer." In: Straight Through the Heart: Doris Dörrie, German Filmmaker and Author, ed. Franz Birgel, Klaus Phillips and Christian-Albrecht Gollub. Lanham: Scarecrow Press, 2004. pp. 177–87.

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