Ruth Beckermann was born in Vienna where she also spent her childhood. After her studies in journalism and history of art in Vienna, Tel Aviv and New York, she took her degree as Dr.phil in 1977 at the University of Vienna. She since contributed as a journalist to several Austrian and Swiss magazines.

In 1978 she (co-)founded the distribution company filmladen in which she was active for seven years. In this period Ruth Beckermann started to make films and to write books. Since 1985 she works as a writer and filmmaker.

Her 2016 film „The Dreamed Ones“ was selected at several international festivals. Two young actors meet in a recording studio to read the love letters, written by Ingeborg Bachmann and Paul Celan. Yesterdays love, todays love and tomorrows: where the lines are blurred lies the heart of the film. Beckermann is currently preparing her next project: „Waldheim – The Art of Forgetting“.

Foto: Lukas Beck