René Wolf

Senior Programmer / Head of Acquisitions

Voted for

Playtime1967Jacques Tati
Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans1927F.W. Murnau
A Touch of Zen1969King Hu
Come and See1985Elem Klimov
A Foreign Affair1948Billy Wilder
Heimat - Eine Deutsche Chronik1984Edgar Reitz
Boyhood2014Richard Linklater
SHARASOJYU2003Naomi Kawase
The Loneliest Planet2011Julia Loktev



1967 France

A film that can be seen over and over again. So much going on in each frame that even when you would cover part of the image you still would experience a complete film.

Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

1927 USA

The masterpiece of silent cinema. Murnau was really able to express everything with the cinematographic means available. Didn't need sound and hardly any intertitle and yet his storytelling is crystal clear.

A Touch of Zen

1969 Taiwan

Groundbreaking genre-film, rich in its historic detail, its breathtaking choreography and its stunning ambiance. Influential for decades. Hu is King.

Come and See

1985 USSR, Byelorussian SSR

Best (anti)war film ever made. An unparalleled cinematographic sledgehammerblow.

A Foreign Affair

1948 USA

My top-10 wouldn't be complete without a film made in the Golden Age of Hollywood, and more precisely made by one of directors like Preston Sturges, Frank Capra and Billy Wilder that created unforgettable films under the studio system. The choice went to A Foreign Affair because of its wonderful and ingenious file-cabinetscene.

Heimat - Eine Deutsche Chronik


The projection of the full 15 hours and 40 minutes of Heimat on a big screen on four consecutive days was one of my finest cinema-sensations. On day one the audience was a group of individuals, by the end of day four the joint experience made us feel like friends or family, aware of having shared an amazing journey through time and history.


2014 USA

Didn't expect Linklater could surpass his Before-trilogy, but then there was this incredible cinematographic experience called Boyhood. Wonderful, experimental and innovative idea, very well executed. I will never forget the screening in Eye, with Richard Linklater, Patricia Arquette and Family of the Year present. Making an unforgettable movie-experience even more magical.


2003 Japan

Naomi Kawase: master of the purifying cinematographic experience. Shara with its incredible streetdance-scene as emotional catharsis is truly amazing.


2000 Sweden, France, Denmark, Norway, Germany

Roy Andersson creates a truly unique cinematographical universe with his small but astonishing body of work. Even though I'm also fond of his earlier title A Swedish Love Story, for me Songs from the second floor is the best and strongest manifestation of his art.

The Loneliest Planet


Astonishing visual spectacle that left me speechless. I was very impressed by the decision to build a film around one decisive act that lasts no longer than a split-second. A blink of the eye and you miss it. And if you didn't miss it, you ask yourself: did I see this right? Did this truly happen? Brave filmmaking.