FILM

Anna Maria Sturm got her break in film with the hugely popular Bavarian film trilogy: GOOD TIMES (Beste Zeit), BEST REGION (Beste Gegend), BEST CHANCE (Beste Chance) directed by Marcus H. Rosenmüller. Her portrayal of the main character, Kati, earned her both accolade and fame right off the bat. The filmmakers are currently considering a continuation of the popular film series.

Beste Chance (Best Chance)

Directed by: Marcus H. Rosenmüller

Kati makes her way out into the big wide world: 
Jo and Kati are great friends in high school but haven’t seen each other since having graduated. Before they know it, five years have flown by. When Kati gets a worrying message on her answering machine from her old friend Jo, she drops everything and heads straight to India to find her.

BESTE GEGEND (BEST REGION)

Anna Maria Sturm-Beste Gegend

In the second part of the trilogy Kati and Jo’s friendship is put to the test: Shortly after graduating from high school, their plans to travel the world together fall apart. Kati goes back to her hometown and Jo goes off into the big wide world.

BESTE ZEIT (GOOD TIMES)

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Good Times tells the story of Kati as a young girl growing up in a small town in Bavaria. She and her best friend Jo dream about true love, freedom, and whatever it is that awaits them beyond the hills of the Dachau region...

“Beste Zeit”/“Good Times” is well worth seeing for the immersion in a culture that is pure cliche to most Americans, and for the wonderful performance of Anna Maria Sturm...it is in her achievement as a young actress that Kati’s troubles become universal, instead of being confined to a Bavarian backwater.
— The Hollywood Reporter

TELEVISION

Anna Maria Sturm has played in numerous award-winning television productions. She hasn’t confined herself to working in a particular genre of television show, but instead shows her talent in both dramatic and comedic roles. 

Polizeiruf 110 (Police Call 110)

Directed by: Jan Bonny

Between 2011 and 2013 Anna Maria Sturm played the role of a young investigator, Anna Burnhauser, opposite Mathias Brandt. Playing her last case earned her a nomination for the Bavarian television award. 

The young policewoman (…) is defiant, pissed-off, and has a head cold to boot, but after suffering the additional hurdle of having a macho boss, she finally manages to finally throw in the towel. She does this in a way that that pushes boundaries – a challenge to even the most experienced of colleagues, such as Matthias Brant. This is both refreshing and heart-warming at the same time. Anna Maria Sturm has filled this role with great power and natural candour. An actor must possess great maturity to play this role with so much verve”, stated the jury who nominated Sturm.

Tatort "Nie wieder frei sein" (Crime Scene – Never free again)

Directed by: Christian Zübert

THE AWARD-WINNING TATORT EPISODE FROM 2010 IS ABOUT RIGHTS AND JUSTICE IN ABOUT THE ACQUITTAL OF AN ACCUSED SEX OFFENDER. ANNA MARIA STURM PORTRAYS A RAPE VICTIM WHO IS ALMOST DESTROYED BY THE JUDGE’S VERDICT.

 

Nie Wieder Frei Sein is a dark, bleak Tatort, making it the best episode we’ve seen for a long time.
— Björn Erichsen, STERN

Heiraten ist nichts für Feiglinge (Marriage is not for weaklings)

Directed by: Holger Haase

In the summer comedy of 2015, Kathi desperately searches for a suitable partner to bring to her friend’s wedding that her ex – her great love – will also be attending... She ends up falling in love again with the help of a dating site, but not before lots of chaos ensues...

Anna Maria Sturm, already awarded the Grimme Prize for her acting talent, brought real form to this comedy.
— Wolfgang Houschka, DER NEUE TAG

THEATRE

Anna Maria Sturm is a passionate theatre actor. She has played in many of Germany's most renowned theatres, among others, Schauspielhaus Augsburg, Münchner Kammerspielen and in Berlin the Maxim Gorki Theatre and the Volksbühne.

Fegefeuer in Ingolstadt (Purgatory in Ingolstadt)

Directed by: Susanne Kennedy

FEGEFEUER IN INGOLSTADT is writer Marieluise Fleißer's 1924 debut work. In 2013 the play was staged by the Münchner Kammerspiele under the direction of Susanne Kennedy. The work received much attention, dividing critics and audiences, and was invited to the 2014 Berlin Theatertreffen.

Anna Maria Sturm manages to push the role of Clementine to the brink of being caricaturesque, while letting the character’s deeper state of mind be felt. That lies in Sturm’s virtuoso handling of Fleißer’s contrived language (...) In this way, she creates a timeless figure (...) An actor, who has broken out of the cliché of the good little country girl in Marcus H. Rosenmüller’s coming of age trilogy.
— Lena Kettner, BAYRISCHE STAATSZEITUNG

Warum läuft Herr R. Amok? (Why Does Herr R. Amok?)

Anna Maria Sturm-Warum Läuft Herr Amok

Directed by: Susanne Kennedy

Anna Maria Sturm continues her collaboration with Susanne Kennedy in WHY DOES HERR R. RUN AMOK? – a stage adaption of the Rainer Werner Fassbinder and Michael Fengler film of the same name. This production also received much attention and was similarly invited to the Berlin Theatertreffen.

It’s rare that such radical minimalism provokes such an efficient understanding, a positively sensual comprehension. The reason why Herr R. ran amok required no further explanation. The power of the acting was astounding from the performers who remained almost invisible.
— Wolf Banitzki, THEATERKRITIKEN.COM

O DEATH (OH DEATH)

Anna Maria Sturm-O Death

Directed by: Jan Decorte

In 2013 Anna Maria Sturm worked with artist Jan Decorte from Flanders, who has continued to be an important figure in the theatre landscape for the last 30 years. In the premier OH DEATH, he tells the story of Oresteia by Aeschylus in his own words. Anna Maria Sturm took on the role of the "Reds".

Fantastic! Anna Maria Sturm, naked and completely covered in red body paint, a virtuoso in voice and physicality.
— Susanne Ernst, THEATER TO GO