Richard Rossmann

Richard Rossmann_ohjaaja_Max and the OthersRichard Rossmann was born in Saalfelden, Austria in 1971. After finishing his studies in economics in Vienna he took a job in commercial and TV-business in Hamburg. Later on he became a freelance producer for international works which with time brought along the idea of shooting films himself. Rossmann lives in Pinzgau and Berlin.

This year’s DocPoint presents Max and the Others which is the third long documentary by Rossmann. The documentary follows work, play and the serious events in the life of a ‘sex cabinet’ owner Max which is dotted with more or less casual sex with his “leather friends” and his real love. Rossmann’s depiction is sweet yet it takes no sides. Rossmann’s first full length documentary Ski Heil (2009) was awarded with ÉCU-festival award: the documentary shed light on the connections between the sport oriented nazis, winter sports and Rossmann’s father Richard Rossmann ­– who was an olympic games level sportsman in downhill skiing.

Richard Rossmann in Helsinki 29th January – 1st February.