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    Ordet by Carl Theodor Dreyer

    Monday, July 15th, 2013

    The Religious Dimension in the Cinema, with particular reference to the films of Carl Theodor Dreyer, Ingmar Bergman, and Robert Bresson, was the title of the dissertation of Ron Holloway at the University of Hamburg 1977. Gestern sah ich im Kino Arsenal, das für sein fabelhaftes “Filmkultur-Programm” und dessen Filmkenner, die oft eine Einführung geben, […]

    Kroatien – gehört zur Europäischen Familie

    Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

    An diesem Montag, den 1. Juli 2013 wurde Kroatien als 28. Mitgliedstaat der Europäischen Union aufgenommen. Z IS FOR ZAGREB by Ronald Holloway A guide to the films of one of the world’ s major cartoon studios. Tantivy Barnes. Printed in England. Rear Cover: ERSATZ One of the delights of the past fifteen years as […]

    Elem Klimov – memorial book 2008

    Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

    Even if your mastery of the Russian language is only so-so, don’t miss Elem Klimov, a memorial book edited by Raisa Fomina, Andrei Plakhov, German Klimov and Mariana Murzina. Asked once what Elem Klimov (1933-2003) was like, I likened him to a “Herman Melville hero” – genuine, complex, profound. He was an intellectual, yet a […]

    Schüren Verlag: Lebensläufe – Die Kinder von Golzow 2008

    Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

    Class Danielson, director of the 51st Leipzig International Festival for Documentary and Animation Film (27 October to 2 November 2008), paid homage to Barbara and Winfried Junge. Their Die Kinder von Golzow (The Children of Golzow) recently completed its run as the longest documentary cycle in the history of cinema, from Wenn ich erst zur […]

    Leipzig DOKfestival 50th Anniversary Books 2007

    Monday, August 25th, 2008

    The Leipzig International Festival of Documentary and Animation Films celebrated its 50th anniversary with two highly recommended books on both its topsy-turvy history and yet lasting reputation as surely the most important documentary event on the festival calendar. Herewith short reviews on these key anniversary books on DOKfestival Leipzig by Ralf Schenk and Heidi Martini.

    Wallflower Press – Key Film Reference Books 2004-2008

    Monday, August 25th, 2008

    The Wallflower Press film publications are valuable resource and reference books on the national cinematographies. Herewith reviews on theIan Haydn Smith’s edited International Film Guide (2008), John Cunningham’s Hungarian Cinema – From Coffee House to Multiplex (2004), and Dina Iordanova’s edited The Cinema of the Balkans (2006).

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