Monday, May 9, 2022
RIP Ulrich Weiß
German director and screenwriter Ulrich Weiß died in Ferch, Brandenburg, Germany on May 3, 2022. He was 80. Weiß attended elementary school from 1948 to 1956 and advanced high school from 1956 to 1960 in Klingenthal. He became an assistant cameraman for a TV station in East Germany. From 1965 to 1968 he studied camera and then directing at the Academy for Film and Television in Potsdam , where he graduated in 1970. In 1971, Weiß became a director at DEFA 's studio for short films in the Effekt group led by Karl Gass . Among other things, he made a film about the censorship of Eisenstein 's battleship Potemkin in the Weimar Republic. He directed and wrote screenplays for eleven films between 1969 and 1992. Among them was one western Blauvogel (Blue Bird) in 1979.