Michael Ranze

Westphalian by nature, studied theatre studies and sociology in Erlangen. Freelance writer for Filmbulletin, filmdienst and Ray, occasionally also FAZ. He was hooked on cinema by Alfred Hitchcock and has been a lover of Italian, Japanese, British and French cinema ever since, as well as Hollywood, of course. Member of the FIPRESCI juries in Warsaw, Montreal, Locarno, Venice, Toronto, Sofia. Member of the Fedeora juries in Karlovy Vary and Haifa.