M I D N I G H T   P R O G R A M M E
EROTIC TALES, REGINA ZIEGLER FILM PRODUCTION, BERLIN
 

"If we are not yet in the Guinness Book of Film Festival Records, then tell us whom we have to beat!"-Regina ZIEGLER

The count of world-wide participation of our EROTIC TALES is around 150 Film Festivals.
Regina ZIEGLER FILMPRODUCTION wishes to thank all who have booked EROTIC TALES and the audiences who have applauded them.
For the Programme of the XVIII Film Camera Festival "MANAKI BROTHERS" in Bitola, from all 12 films of the Serial EROTIC TALES we have selected 9. Here is in brief their Festival participation film by film:
THE DUTCH MASTER 60 FESTIVALS, WET 48, CLOUD DOOR 44, TOUCH ME 39, MRS. KIRSCH, VROOM...36, SAMBOLICO 26 AND ELEPHANTS NEVER FORGET 22.
 
 

Notes about the producer:

Regina ZIEGLER

Born in Quedliburg on March 8, 1944, Regina Ziegler started her career as TV Production assistant in 1964. In 1973 she founded her own independent Company REGINA ZIEGLER FILMPRODUKTION. Her first venture was Wolf GREMMís debut film I HAD A FEELING I WAS DEAD. Since then, she has produced more than 150 TV and Cinema productions. Her repertoire includes every genre-from feature films by directors such as Andrzej WAJDA Krzysztof ZANUSSI and Peter STEIN to documentaries and childrenís series for TV. In 1991, the AFI in Los Angeles honoured Regina ZIEGLER with a retrospective tribute of 8 feature films and two documentaries. Among her many duties, Regina ZIEGLER holds the deputy chair of the Federal Association of German TV Producers.
The TV ratings for EROTIC TALES presented at prime time on ARD/First German Television, following Report from Bonn newscasts on Friday nights at 11 p.m., outdistanced all other programming on German TV. Viewers for this three months series, January to March 1996, averaged a robust 2,35 million. Beginning at Cannes in 1994, the series of 12 short feature films have also been successfully programmed at over 60 Film Festivals around the world.
 
 

Regina ZIEGLER, a Lady who likes a challenge:

" The idea for EROTIC TALES I (consists 6 films, produced in 1994, two of them presented in the official selection in Cannes 1994) came to me one evening over dinner with a friend. We were wondering who were the Bunnuels or Billy Wilders of today? At which international festival could you see a film like BELLE DE JEUR or SOME LIKE IT HOT? Why not make an erotic tales series of feature films for the 1990ís? The first three American directors contact readily accepted the challenge: Bob RAFELSON, Susan SEIDELMAN and Melvin VAN PEEBLES. Soon thereafter Ken RUSSEL, Paul COX and Mani KAUL proposed to join the club. Each came from different background, cultures, life styles, which they drew...Each had something different to say. after scripts began flood my desk, I realised that many directors harboured a personal idea of what, essentially, is erotic in this day and age. It is a question of individual taste and the decision to make the films ultimately rests with what I think cinema or TV audience will respond to. The "erotic" is one of those terms that defies definition. Everyone has a personal notion of what is, or not, erotic. For most it is a question of fantasy, of imagination, of the stuff dreams are made of. Filmed examples serve better than words or description..."