The heavily controversial artist has been named ‚film director of the devil‘ or ‚Hitler's lover‘, and also ‚incorrigible Naive‘.
With her OLYMPIA-features she set benchmarks and created a new style in sports journalism, and for the Parteitag-feature TRIUMPH DES WILLENS she even staged the Führer. Famous directors were inspired by her imagery, and mainly american critics are counting her as one of the 10 best directors worldwide.
(The wonderful, horrible life of Leni Riefenstahl) - Deutschland 1993 - directed by: Ray Müller
Leni Riefenstahl at the age of 90 goes back to the places throughout the world where her career lead her: the Italian and Swiss Alps, diver’s paradise Maledive Islands, Japan and the US as well as the former Nazi centers…
Deutschland 2002 - directed by: Hans-Jürgen Panitz
Adored and hated for almost 60 years of her lifetime the so-called „film director of the devil“ has lost nothing of her vitality or creativity and is still fighting for her ideals and for the ultimate success as the helmer…