Jonas Rothlaender works as a director and writer.
He was born 1982 in Lübeck, Germany. From 2007 - 2015 he was studying directing at the German Film- and Television Academy Berlin (dffb).
His feature film debut FADO was awarded the best director prize at its world premiere at the
the Max Ophüls Festival. Following various other awards, FADO opened in cinemas nationwide in September 2016 and was subsequently awarded with the German Film Critics' Award for Best Feature Film Debut.
For his new documentary project THE STRONG SEX he was invited to several international
residencies (including Villa Kamogawa in Kyoto).
Besides filmmaking he writes and directs for the radio and teaches at the ACADEMY OF MOVING PEOPLE & IMAGES platform in Helsinki.