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Castles and palaces of Europe / Schlösserwelten Europas Country: Germany Lenght: 52’05’’ Director: Jeremy JP Fekete Producer: Martin Ehrmann Copyright: Arte / Zdf / Interscience Film Locations: Estremadura, Portugal PLAY Synopsis Director’s Bio They dot the countryside of our continent like so many priceless pearls, steeped in history and an aura of mystery: Europe’s castles. No other part of the world boasts as many castles and palaces as Europe. These stone giants are an integral part of our culture and our landscapes. Some nestled among gently rolling hills, others erected on the banks of raging rivers or on mountain ridges, they are testament to compelling stories and regional identity. Kings and princes built their palaces and summer residences in some of the most beautiful and strategically located spots in Europe. As we follow in their footsteps to visit Europe’s best known and most striking castles, our journey will lead us along Portugal’s coast. Breathtaking aerial views of these landscapes and tantalizing glimpses of their castles will draw viewers in and make them curious to find out what lies behind their walls. The ideas, dreams and attitudes reflected in these monuments continue to inspire the imagination of people in their environment to this day. The series will also seek to find traces of traditions that still live on in and around Europe’s castles and find out how they are being creatively reinterpreted today. Childhood in Switzerland. Besides the academic education piano lessons for three years on the conservatory in Lucerne, CH. 1979 Flore nce, Italy. Studies at the Instituto per l’arte e il restauro Palazzo Spinelli, as restorer for paintings on canvas and wood. 1984 starts the studies for six years of modern art in Switzerland, painting and sculpture, at the university of art and design in Lucerne and the university of art and design in Basel. Different group- and solo exibitions, including “ART 88 Basel”, “Kunsthaus Luzern”, “Kunsthaus Aarau”, and “Kunsthaus Basel”. Since 1994 freelance writer and director for promotional- and music videos for the music channel MTV and VIVA, art and culture documentaries for ARTE (german-french cultur channel) and entertainment, features and biopics for the german television ARD and ZDF. 39