Güzin Kar is a Swiss screenwriter and film director. In her youth she was a member of an action theatre group, a squatter and a temp at a women’s shelter. After studying German Literature at the University of Zurich, she attended the Film Academy Baden- Württemberg in Ludwigsburg, Germany, from which she graduated in 1999. Since then, she has been working as a screenwriter and film director in Switzerland and Germany. She also writes books, columns and stage plays. Her films have received numerous awards such as the Swiss Film Award, the Academy Award-qualifying Grand Prize at Indy Shorts, the Directing Award at the Max Ophüls Festival Saarbrücken and twice the Script Prize of the Swiss Society of Authors SSA. Her series SEITENTRIEBE/MONOGAMISH has been purchased to TOPIC and aired worldwide (Amazon Prime, Apple TV, Sundance TV Latinoamérica) and has won the European Script Award. Güzin Kar lives in Zurich. She likes chips, chili and everything that is hot and spicy.
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