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Paula Beer, born in 1995, has been called the ‘discovery of the year’ by film critics and the public following her authentic portrayal of the young Oda in Chris Kraus’ highly acclaimed drama ‘Poll’. The young actress went on to win the Bavarian Film Prize in early 2011 for her outstanding performance in ‘Poll’. Before being spotted in her school by the casting agent Britt Beyer for Chris Kraus’ ‘Poll’, she was gathering her first experience in acting and dancing in the Young Ensemble at the Friedrichstadt Palast in Berlin. Then aged 14, she managed to beat off more than 2500 other candidates for the role of Oda in the casting process for ‘Poll’. Other roles followed, including the period film ‘Ludwig der II.’ by Peter Sehr and Marie Noelle (2012) and the film adaptation of the book ‘Der Geschmack von Apfelkernen’ by Vivian Naefe (2014). Since then, Paula Beer has worked with many well-known names in the branch such as Volker Schlöndorff and Andreas Prochaska, playing one of the most prominent roles in the latter’s film ‘Das finstere Tal’ that won 8 German film awards. On television the all-round actress was seen in the film adaptation of the bestseller ‘Pampa Blues’ (2015) in which she pretends to be a reporter who believes that her biological father is one of the eccentric residents of a provincial Swabian backwater. That same year Paula Beer was in the highly-praised cinema drama ‘4 Könige’ along with Jella Haase, Jannis Niewöhner and Moritz Leu, about four youths from dysfunctional families who have to spend Christmas in a paediatric psychiatrical facility. The actress’ current projects include: ‘Geraubte Wahrheit’ by Sherry Hormann for television and the cinema production ‘Frantz’ by the French star director and author François Ozon, in which she plays the leading female role. In addition to acting, the actress, who has chosen to settle in Berlin, also records audiobooks – most recently Kai Grehn’s ‘Der kleine Prinz’ for rbb.
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