Jean Epstein, the great unknown amongst the pioneers of independent filmmaking, was also an essential figure in the invention of modern cinema--both as a theorist and as an artist. For the first time, a selection of Epstein's writings on film are published in German in this volume. Nicole Brenez' essay on Epstein contextualizes his achievements.
Nicole Brenez is a film scholar and university professor as well as an internationally active curator, writer and publisher. Among others, she has written and (co-)edited books on the French experimental tradition (Jeune, dure et pure!), Jean-Luc Godard (Documents), the work of Abel Ferrara, and a book of film theory, De la Figure en g???n???ral et du Corps en particulier. Ralph Eue (* 1953) is a film historian, curator, university teacher, TV filmmaker, and translator based in Berlin. He has curated several projects in collaboration with the Austrian Film Museum and the Berlin Film Museum. His publications include books on Marcel Oph???ls, Aki Kaurism???ki, Production Design, and the Oberhausen manifesto of 1962.