Academy-Award winning production designer, AMADEUS.
With a career spanning more than 40 years join us for an enthralling talk from one of cinema's most accomplished production designers.
Patrizia Von Brandenstein began her film career in 1972, with a debut screen credit as a set decorator on the acclaimed drama THE CANDIDATE, and subsequently worked as both a scenic artist and costume designer, with credits including BETWEEN THE LINES and SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER.
In 1985, Von Brandenstein won the Academy Award for her vividly detailed rendering of the age of Mozart for AMADEUS. In 1987, Von Brandenstein received her third Oscar nomination for Brian De Palma’s THE UNTOUCHABLES, and further distinguished herself with her work on the teen musical BEAT STREET, the high-society drama SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION and a return to the West for THE QUICK AND THE DEAD.
Her additional production credits include A CHORUS LINE, BILLY BATHGATE, THE PEOPLE VS LARRY FLYNT and MERCURY RISING, as well as A SIMPLE PLAN, MAN ON THE MOON, SHAFT, THE ICE HARVEST, ALL THE KING'S MEN and GOYA'S GHOST. Von Brandenstein recently worked on ALBERT NOBBS, an adaptation of a one woman play directed by Rodrigo Garcia and starring Glenn Close and Mia Wasikowska, and David Mamet’s PHIL SPECTOR for HBO.
Currently she is working on, WORDS AND PICTURES, filming in Vancouver, directed by Fred Schepisi. The film stars Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche as an English teacher and an art instructor who form a rivalry that results in a competition in which their school will decide whether words or pictures are more important. Emily Carr student works will be featured in the film.
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