Gräf, Christel


Christel Gräf was born on December 24, 1935 in Dresden. She studied at the German Film Academy (now the Academy for Film and Television) from 1954 to 1958, when she joined the DEFA Studio for Feature Films. She worked first as an assistant to director Günter Reisch. As a dramaturg, she worked with directors including Roland Gräf, Egon Günther and Frank Beyer.


Since 1990, Gräf has worked as a freelance editor and dramaturg. She was the script consultant for the Oscar-nominated film Jenseits der Stille. She was also an advisor to the bureau for script funding at the federal ministry and worked as a script editor for the Hamburg Film Office.  In 1991, Gräf was involved in founding CineGraph Babelsberg, a center for film research. From 1992 to 1994, Gräf was part of the selection committee for the Berlin International Film Festival. Her articles have appeared in the journal Film und Fernsehen and other publications. Christel Gräf was married to director Roland Gräf. She died in December 2011.



1996 Jenseits der Stille (Beyond Silence, script consultant)
1991 Die Spur des Bernsteinzimmers (The Mystery of the Amber Room
1991 Stein
1988 Fallada – Letztes Kapitel (Fallada – Last Chapter)
1987 Die Alleinseglerin (The Solo Sailor)
1987 Vorspiel (Ready for Life)
1985 Das Haus am Fluss (The House on the River)
1981 Märkische Forschungen (Exploring the Mark Brandenburg)
1978 Addio, piccolo mia
1978 P.S.
1977 Die Flucht (The Flight)
1976 Die unverbesserliche Barbara (Incorrigible Barbara)
1973 Johannes Kepler
1973 Leben mit Uwe (Life with Uwe)
1973 Die Wahlverwandtschaften
(Elective Affinities)
1971 Die gestohlene Schlacht (The Stolen Battle)
1970 Mein lieber Robinson (My Dear Robinson)
1970 Aus unserer Zeit: Gewöhnliche Leute (Our Time: Ordinary People)
1970 Dr. med. Sommer II (Dr. Sommer II)
1967 Das Mädchen auf dem Brett (The Girl on the Diving Board)
1966/90 Jahrgang 45 (Born in '45)
1965/90 Das Kaninchen bin ich (The Rabbit Is Me)
1965 Lots Weib (Lot’s Wife)
1964 Geliebte weiße Maus (Beloved White Mouse)
1963 Karbid und Sauerampfer (Carbide and Sorrel)
1962 Wind von vorn (Head Wind)

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