German film director Tom Tykwer is one of the more interesting people in movie land today, having proven himself with films like Wintersleepers, Run Lola Run, The Princess and the Warrior and the just-released Heaven (very misleading trailer). He is well-known for his particularly strong integration of all of the many parts – story, photography, acting, soundtrack, etc. – of filmmaking. You can learn a bit more about this award-winning director/composer/writer/editor from this interview or this article.
I have a long tradition of spending my time in the cinema”, Tykwer declares, “not for theoretical reasons, but just for some simple longing to be in a darkened room and experience other worlds – I sold my soul to the cinema! I have always had the feeling that someone is sending me on a journey with them.