Irene von Alberti
“What I’ve always wanted: that it continues, that the film triggers something and that people talk, (...) that the film continues in real life.”
Photo: Jenny Lou Ziegel (l.) and Irene von Alberti (r.) at the shooting of "The long Summer of Theory"
Irene von Alberti is director and producer and lives in Berlin. As co-founder of Filmgalerie 451, she offers a platform for artistic films that are unusual and courageous in form and content.
Irene von Alberti was born in Stuttgart. She studied media technology and worked as a camera assistant and camerawoman. In 1987 she founded the video library Filmgalerie 451 in Stuttgart together with Frieder Schlaich. In 1992, it developed into a cinema distribution and video label (today: DVD), under which Irene von Alberti and Frieder Schlaich have always produced their own films. With PAUL BOWLES – HALFMOON, a film adaptation of three short stories by the American cult author Paul Bowles, which she realised together with Frieder Schlaich, Irene von Alberti celebrated her first success as a director in 1995. Her own works include an episode of the film BERLIN STORIES, her first full-length feature film TANGERINE, and THE LONG SUMMER OF THEORY. As a producer, she has produced films by Heinz Emigholz and Monika Treut, among others.