erwin prib is a production designer based in berlin, germany. he was born and raised in karaganda, kazakhstan.
over the years erwin designed many successful films, which won numerous nominations and awards worldwide.
erwin’s filmography includes collaborations with renowned directors such as agnieszka holland, stephen daldry, alexei popogrebsky, benedek fliegauf, atiq rahimi and eran riklis.
erwin won the german film award for “absurdistan”, which was his first feature film as production designer. “in darkness” received an “oscar”-nomination as best foreign language film.
erwin prib’s recent credits include “manifesto”, a film installation starring cate blanchett in 13 short films.
- JONATHAN (2016)
director: piotr j. lewandowski/ kordes&kordes
- MANIFESTO (2015) film installation
artist: julian rosefeldt/ schiwago film
- SEIN LETZTES RENNEN (2013)
director: kilian riedhof/ neue schönhauser filmproduktion
- THE PATIENCE STONE (2012)
director: atiq rahimi/ the film, razor film
- AUSGERECHNET SIBIRIEN (2012)
director: ralf hüttner/ jooyaa film,getaway pictures
- PLAYOFF (2011)
director: eran riklis/ egoli tossell film, fidélité films
- IN DARKNESS (2011)
director: agnieszka holland/ schmidtz katze, the film works,zebra
- A QUIET LIFE (2010)
director: claudio cupellini/ acaba productions, eos, hofmann& voges
- WOMB (2010)
director: benedek fliegauf/ razor film, inforg studio, asap films
- THE LAST STATION (2009)
director: michael hoffman/ egoli tossell film,zephyr films/ as art director
- THE READER (2008)
director: stephen daldry/ weinstein company/ as art director
- SONG FROM THE SOUTHERN SEAS (2008)
director: marat sarulu/ rohfilm, kinoproba, arizona films
- ABSURDISTAN (2008)
director: veit helmer/ veit helmer film
directed by “oscar”- nominated director agnieszka holland, this period film tells the true story of a group of refugees, who try to survive the nazi terror in the sewers of lvov. the film was nominated for the academy award “oscar” in 2012 as best foreign language film.
hollywood reporter: “realistic feel set by erwin prib’s outstanding production design”
la times: “…production designer erwin prib …successfully recreates that alien subterranean world”
variety: “the sewers… look so authentic, it’s a surprise to learn that production designer erwin prib recreated most of the labyrinthine system on stages”
a model was built to develop the construction approach.
the film installation “manifesto” is a crossover between cinema and art created by julian rosefeldt. cate blanchett plays 13 characters in 13 short films as the basic premise is to take artist manifestos of the 20th century and combine them with everyday situations.
the patience stone
the patience stone is adapted from the bestselling novel by atiq rahimi, winner of the prestigious french “prix goncourt”. set in war-torn afghanistan, the film tells the story of a young woman (played by golshifteh farahani) who, while taking care of her paralyzed husband, struggles to survive and live. it was the official oscar entry of afghanistan (2013).
variety: “beautifully lit … production design provides pleasure for the eye”
radio times: ” thierry arbogast’s lustrous photography and erwin prib’s evocative, claustrophobic sets are equally impressive.”
the interiors were entirely built in casablanca, morocco.
starring eva green and matt smith, this futuristic clone drama was directed by hungarian director benedek fliegauf. the movie was premiered at the locarno film festival.
screen daily: “erwin prib’s creative sets blending the modern and the rustic felicitously together.”
variety: “peter szatmari’s widescreen lensing and erwin prib’s production design are both wonders of precision.”
time out: “exquisitely designed”
the main set, a stilt house at the sea coast, was completely constructed by the art department.
this surreal comedy was premiered at the sundance film festival. erwin prib was given credit for his highly imaginative design. this work earned him the «LOLA», the «german film award» for best production design.
washington post: “…gloriously saturated palette, rich textures…”
variety: “imaginative design”
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