Monika Willi “Developing the Narrative Structure out of the Material”

Monika Willi is an Austrian film editor known for her many years of collaboration with Michael Glawogger (Workingman’s Death, Whores’ Glory) and Michael Haneke (The Piano Teacher, The White Ribbon, Amour, Happy End).

At the end of 1990s she also met two directors with whom she started a long-term cooperation – Michael Haneke and Michael Glawogger. “Collaboration with Michael Haneke is something totally different than with Michael Glawogger.” Monika Willi started to work with Haneke on the French-language psychological thriller film based on the novel of the same name by Elfriede Jelinek – The Piano Teacher. Willi: “Michael Haneke knows what he wants and is always very well prepared. And he goes for what he wants. Editing a Haneke-film is more to nail precision.“

“My day at Visegrad Film Forum was brilliant. Being within a bunch of interested and passionate students is always an exciting experience. Not that I have all the answers, I just have some experience. Passion triggers passion.”


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