Klaus Eder

Film Critic, Germany

Klaus EderKlaus Eder. Born 1939 in the German city of Augsburg. From 1959 Studies of German literature at Stuttgart university. 1966-1968 editor of the monthly film magazine "film". From 1968 film critic of the national public radio "Bayerischer Rundfunk". Books, among others, on Andrzej Wajda, Luis Bunuel, on Nikita Mikhalkov and Andrei Konchalovski, Arturo Ripstein, Im Kwon-taek, Nagisa Oshima; co-author of a History of Bulgarian Cinema. Curator of a series of 30 films of the German 50s "After the War, Before the Wall" at the New York Film Society of Lincoln Center (2002). Curator of a series of films by German director Helmut Käutner, accompanied by a book published by the Goethe Institute (2007). 1986 – 2007 programmer of the Munich International Film Festival. Adviser for a variety of festivals. Member of international juries in many festivals (among them Venice, Montreal, Istanbul, Moscow, Karlovy Vary, Odessa, Jerusalem, Bari). General Secretary of the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) from 1987. Lives and works in Munich, Germany.

As a Jury Member

Welcome to Siberia! The First Spirit of Fire Film Festival By Klaus Eder

in Khanty-Mansiysk

What an adventure. Siberia? Isn't this almost a syno... read more

The Lead 80s

in 30th Istanbul International Film Festival

In his first film Hidden Lives, set in the outskirts... read more

Istanbul – Myth and Reality: The City in Films

in 30th Istanbul International Film Festival

In 2010, Istanbul was appointed Europe's "Capital of... read more

Stumble Into One's Own Trap: Comment on the Lars Von Trier Incident

in 64th Cannes Film Festival

Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier owes his career in l... read more

Certain Tendencies in Turkish Cinema: The Melancholy of the City, The Silence of the Landscape By Klaus Eder

in 28th Istanbul International Film Festival

In the 1965 film Last Birds (Son Kuslar), a love sto... read more

"Anger": The Dark Side of Society By Klaus Eder

in 23rd Guadalajara Film Festival

When you remember Albertina Carri's images, you reme... read more

The End of the Road Klaus Eder reviews "Once Upon a Time in the Provinces"

in 30th Moscow International Film Festival

A small city, probably somewhere in Siberia; Katya S... read more

"A Story about People in War and Peace": The Destructive Impact of War — An Armenian Trauma By Klaus Eder

in 4th Yerevan Golden Apricot - International Film Festival

15 years ago, Varden Hovhannisyan worked as a journa... read more

"My Father My Lord": The Dictatorship of Religion By Klaus Eder

in 9th Delhi CineFan

It happens that a film touches your feelings, and it... read more

"Death of a President": An Ingenious Fake By Klaus Eder

in 31st Toronto International Film Festival

This is what happens. President George W. Bush arriv... read more

German Classics An Introduction to New Films by Margarethe von Trotta, Volker Schlöndorff, Werner Herzog By Klaus Eder

in 31st Toronto International Film Festival

Volker Schlöndorff made his first film in 1966, Youn... read more

"The Road to San Diego": A Straight Story By Klaus Eder

in 54th San Sebastian International Film Festival

Carlos Sorin has situated some of his earlier films ... read more

Pablo Trapero, "Born and Bred" About Desperation By Klaus Eder

in 28th Havana International Festival of the New Latinamerican Cinema

Beginning with Crane World (Mundo grúa, 1999), his f... read more

Goran Paskaljevic's "Midwinter Night's Dream" A Dark Vision of Serbian Society By Klaus Eder

in 15th Tromso International Film Festival

Serbia, the winter of 2004. After ten years in priso... read more

Merciless Portrayal of Bourgeoisie By Klaus Eder

in 58th Cannes Film Festival

Nothing is happening. A camera is focused on a house... read more

Stories About Cancer and Other Catastrophes Sarah Watt's Debut Look Both Ways By Klaus Eder

in 14th Brisbane International Film Festival

Nothing but catastrophes. On the television there is... read more

"Good Night, And Good Luck" The Incorruptibles By Klaus Eder

in 62th Venice International Film Festival

For his film "Good Night, And Good Luck" George Cloo... read more

Carlos Reygadas' "Battle in Heaven" An Illness of Society By Klaus Eder

in 7th Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival

Carlos Reygadas portrays men longing for death. Thei... read more

Fiesta Mexicana

in 19th Guadalajara International Film Festival

In March, the US professor Samuel Huntington publish... read more

Hell of a School

in 20th Europa Cinema International Film Festival

High School films have come into fashion. Hollywood ... read more

A Winter of Emotions

in 17th Black Nights Film Festival

If you don't like horses, don't see this movie. Hors... read more