Maria Dragus – Actress
Festival Section: European Shooting Stars 2014
FRED talks to German actress Maria Dragus, one of the European Shooting Stars from the 64th Berlin International Film Festival.
Jury’s comment: Maria’s personality infuses her work with a quiet strength that demands our attention. Not yet 20, she brings interior depths that suggest an actor of great maturity and accomplishment. We were captivated by her intriguing screen presence.
Maria Dragus, who trained as a classical dancer, came into the international spotlight with her supporting role in Michael Hanekes award-winning drama THE WHITE RIBBON. For her performance in this film, she won the German Film Award in 2010 as Best Supporting Actress. This auspicious film debut was followed by roles in Andres Veiel’s WHO IF NOT WE, as the female lead in Emily Atef’s KILL ME, and in Friederike Jehns SUMMER OUTSIDE, all of which have won her critical acclaim.
Reporter: Matt Micucci