Anna Kühlein

Biography

Anna Kühlein, based in Leipzig and Berlin, started her musical education at the age of four. After studying music production with a focus on recording, composition and piano in Berlin, she studied film music at the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF, where she graduated in 2020.

The projects Kühlein composed for include the internationally successful TV series Ku'damm 59 (directed by Sven Bohse, co-composed with Maurus Ronner), the 3rd season of We Are Now (Wir sind jetzt, directed by Christian Klandt), Blutige Anfänger (in cooperation with Christian Biegai and Kerim König). Furthermore, she wrote scores for a number of documentaries such as Who owns my Village?, directed by Christoph Eder and nominated amongst others at the 2021 editions of Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis and DOK.fest Munich, Urban Amazones (Thaïs Odermatt) and most recently for Uli Decker's documentary feature Anima - my father's dresses.

In 2019, Anna Kühlein composed the music for Johannes Weigand's theatre production Die Schneekönigin (The Snow Queen) at the Anhaltisches Theater Dessau. In the same year, she received the German Film Music Award as Best Newcomer.

Film

Decision Game (WT), 2021
Directed by Benjamin Pfohl
TV-series

We are now - 3rd season (Wir sind jetzt), 2021
Directed by Christian Klandt
TV-series

Blutige Anfänger, 2021
diverse directors
TV-series

Anima – My Father's Dresses (Die Kleider meines Vaters), 2021
Directed by Uli Decker
Documentary

Liebe. Jetzt!, 2020
diverse directors
TV-series

Who owns my village? (Wem gehört mein Dorf?), 2020
Directed by Christoph Eder
Documentary

Dear to Me, 2020
Directed by Monica Tedja
short film

Meeting, 2020
Directed by Jannis Alexander Kiefer
short film

Kaiser, 2019
Directed by Jannis Alexander Kiefer
short film

Defender of the Faith (Verteidiger des Glaubens), 2018/19
Directed by Christoph Röhl
Assistant Composer (Composer: Ali N. Askin)
Documentary Feature

Dogs of Berlin, 2018
Directed by Christian Alvart
Assistant Composer (Composer: Ali N. Askin)
Netflix-series

Good Luck, 2018
Directed by Franz Böhm
short film

Bonbon, 2018
Directed by Jannis Alexander Kiefer
short film

Die Stille dazwischen, 2018
Directed by Monica Tedja
short film

Ku’damm 59. Die Dokumentation, 2018
Directed by Heike Nelsen

Ku’damm 59, 2018
Directed by Sven Bohse
co-composed w/ Maurus Ronner
TV-movie 3x90min

Minimalist, 2018
Directed by Josephine Links
short film

Weit Draussen, 2018
Directed by Jan-Peter Horstmann
short film

Theran Taboo, 2017
Directed by Ali Soozandeh
Assistant Composer (Composer: Ali N. Askin)
Animated feature film

SCORE FOR DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

ANIMA - MY FATHER'S DRESSES 

Director: Uli Decker
Music: Anna Kühlein

Little Uli dreams of a life as a knight, pirate or pope. With her refusal of traditional role models, she turns into an outsider even within her own family. Years later after her father’s death, her mother hands her a box as a heirloom. The content: high heels, long fingernails, make-up and a wig - her father’s secret treasure. All of a sudden Uli sees her family, her father, herself and the society around her in a completely new light. A true story about family secrets, gender identity and the confusions of love - told as a tragic-comic rollercoaster ride through animated and filmed images.

MUSIC FOR TV SERIES

KU'DAMM 59

Director: Sven Bohse
Music: Anna Kühlein & Maurus Ronner

The family saga surrounding the Schöllack dance school began with ‘Ku’damm 56’ and found its continuation in its sequel ‘Ku’damm 59’, portraying a family story about the awakening of young people in the 1950s/1960s.

Both three-part series were internationally successful: the saga of the Schöllack family has gripped viewers in more than 30 countries in Asia, Australia, Africa, the Americas and, especially, Europe. The series was nominated for an Emmy.