"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:
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
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