Aline Fischer graduated in Political Science (Sciences Po, Graduate Diploma in International Relations). In 2016, she completed a directing program at the Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf. She also holds a BA in Sociology and a master's degree from the Documentary School of Lussas, France. From 2005 to 2009, Aline Fischer worked as an assistant to former DEFA director Gerd Kroske, to film director Patric Jean, and to architect and filmmaker Anne Philippe, who worked on the outer suburbs of Paris in the Seine Saint Denis department. She has traveled on a number of occasions to Israel and Palestinians territories. Aline Fischer's work deals with gender construction and borders, with a focus on countries that have been influenced by communism.
Story of Sullivan & Bora
During her residency at Camargo, Aline Fischer developed her new screenplay, while starting location scouting and casting in the region of Marseille. The northern outskirts of Marseille, the area of l’Estaque and the Camargue are settings where she would like to set the story and find the cast of the film. She conducted qualitative research and biographical interviews with people and actors from the area. These encounters allowed her to get to know the intimate life of her characters, their views on the current political situation and on past history.