Schroeter is a passionate filmmaker. His radical contra-position to everything conventional allows him to create an imaginary world on the screen that opens up new spaces of perception and experience. With opera-like theatricality and an excessive richness of means of expression, Schoeter brings rampant visions of his central motifs to the screen: the big, absolute emotions, life, love, and death. It is existential filmmaking that views art as a necessity of life.Schroeter has shot more than 30 films in the course of his career and staged theater plays and operas since the 1970s. He continues to be highly productive: His latest movie, NUIT DE CHIEN, premiered last year in Venice, where Schroeter was also awarded the prize of the jury for his lifetime achievement.