Klaus Wyborny

Klaus Wyborny began making films in the late 1960's, following several years of studying theoretical physics, and was part of the explosive generation of New German Cinema filmmakers that included Harun Farocki, Wim Wenders, Werner Herzog, Werner Schroeter, Alexander Kluge, and Rainer Werner Fassbinder. Over the past 40-plus years, Wyborny has created a rich, varied body of work that blurs the boundaries between experimental, documentary, and essay filmmaking. According to British film critic legend Tony Rayns Wyborny's Geburt der Nation (The birth of a Nation, 1973) is one of the best ten films of the last century (Sight and Sound film poll 2012). Presently he is a professor at the Mannheim University of Applied Sciences.