Who is KINO?
Dr. Ronald Holloway was not a typical Chicagoan. His dissertation at the University of Hamburg was titled The Religious Dimension in the Cinema, with particular reference to the films of Carl Theodor Dreyer, Ingmar Bergman, and Robert Bresson. Author of six books on film history and criticism, he has researched and originated The Holloway Files, a databank on film directors from the republics of the ex-USSR, which is online at www.cinemafoundation.com and www.gep.de. For the past 30 years, Ron has been a Berlin-based correspondent on film, television, and the media. Since 1979, he has published with his wife, actress Dorothea Moritz, the journal KINO German Film & International Reports, a guide to German cinema and international film festivals.
Dorothea Moritz graduated from the State Acting School in Hamburg. She performed on Hamburg stages and, among others, at the Deutsches Schauspielhaus Hamburg. As a screen actress, she played in Niklaus Schilling’s Der Willi-Busch Report, Sohrab Shahid Saless’s Ordnung (Order), Aleksandar Petrovic’s Gruppenbild mit Dame (Group Portrait with Lady), Percy Adlon’s Die Schaukel (The Swing), Andrzej Wajda’s Eine Liebe in Deutschland (A Love in Germany), and the multiple award-winner Höhenfeuer (Alpine Fire) by Fredi M. Murer. She played TV roles among others, Wolfgang Petersen’s Stellenweise Glatteis (Danger Slippery Ice). Currently, Dorothea Moritz performed literary readings in Brandenburg, Romania, and Austria.
Both Ron Holloway and Dorothea Moritz have served on numerous juries at international film festivals. In 1999, Ron was awarded the Bundesverdienstkreuz (Service Merit Cross, Federal Republic of Germany). In 2000, he received the Golden Medaille Cannes, awarded by Gilles Jacob and Pierre Viot. Among his most cherished prizes are the ones he shares with Dorothea: they were both awarded the Polish Rings in 1982, presented by Andrzej Wajda and the Association of Polish Filmmakers, and the Freedom Award of the American Cinema Foundation in Los Angeles, presented by Gary McVey. Both has been recently awarded with the prestigious Berlinale Kamera of the International Berlin Film Festival (2006).