German director, writer and lyricist Angelina Maccarone launched herself into filmmaking in 1992 after winning a screenplay treatment award while attending the University of Hamburg. An open lesbian, Maccaroneâ€™s films frequently deal with themes of lesbianism and homophobia.
In 1995 she directed her first television movie, Kommt Mausi raus?!, the story of a young lesbian that leaves her narrow-minded hometown for the big city. The film won a 1995 Telestar Award.
Alles wird gut, a romantic comedy concerning two African-German women, was released in 1998. Maccaroneâ€™s film was shown at over thirty national and international film festivals, and won audience awards in Paris, Los Angeles and New York.
Her romantic drama Vivere, released in the U.S. on Feb. 29, 2008, is the tale of three women on the run and in a strange city on Christmas Day.
In addition to filmmaking, Maccarone teaches directing at the Academy of Film and Television in Berlin, and has written lyrics for German rock musician and composer Udo Lindenberg.