The Polish born director talks to Natascha Drubek about the symbolic place of the Hospital, about Death as the only portal to spirituality in Western societies; about unconscious Catholicism; windows in art and voyeurism in Code Blue; the cleanliness of Berlin hospitals; the non-existence of female sexuality; and the withholding of permission to use a DVD cover of the film Doctor Zhivago in Code Blue.
Made during the 46th edition of the International Film Festival Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic, in July 2011.
Urszuła Antoniak was born in Czestochowa. She studied film production in Poland and graduated as film director at the Netherlands Film and TV Academy. Her last film, Nothing Personal (Ireland, NL 2009), received several prizes. Antoniak’s film Code Blue (co-produced by von Trier’s Zentropa) caused a stir at the Cannes Film Festival of 2011.
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