Christine Reeh-Peters

Academic Degree:
Professional Category:
Filmmaker, Curator, Researcher (Philosophy of Film/Aesthetics)

Research Group: Praxis

Christine Reeh-Peters (born as Christine Reeh) is a German film director, curator, and film philosopher, currently based in Karlsruhe, Germany.

She has studied film at Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema in Lisbon. Additionally she holds a M.A. in Philosophy of Art and a PhD from the University of Lisbon granted by the Portuguese FCT Foundation.

In her dissertation entitled „The Solacristic System“ she has developed an ontology of film mainly based on Martin Heidegger and the movie »Solaris« by Andrei Tarkovsky.
She has directed several artistic documentaries, critically acclaimed and awarded.

Since 2011 she is an  associate researcher at the Centro de Filosofia of the University of Lisbon and has been between 2014-2016 a lecturer at Peter Behrens School of Arts, Düsseldorf, and a project manager at the ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe. Currently she is an academic associate for film at the Karlsruhe University of Art and Design and managing director of the Kinemathek Karlsruhe.

From autumn on she will hold a junior professorship for Theory and praxis of artistic research in digital media at the Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf.

Selected Publications

Reeh-Peters is the co-editor of »Thinking Reality and Time Through Film«, Cambridge Scholar Publishing, 2017 „The Real of Reality – Theory of Film and the Contemporary Realist Turn“, forthcoming at Brill/Rodopi, Holland 2019. She has further published among other essays like „The World as Film and Dasein’s Being-In-Film“, in: philosophy@lisbon 6, Centro de Filosofia, University of Lisbon, 2018,  „Spuren des Anderen“, in: Karlheinz Bux (Ed.), Über Linie, Edition Cantz, Germany, 2018, “Essere nel Cinema” (in: »Fata Morgana – Quadrimestrale di Cinema und Visioni«, Nr. 21, Pellegrini Editore, Italy, 2013), and “O Cinema Total e o Desejo de Morte em Wagner [Total Cinema and Death-Drive in Wagner’s Total Work of Art]” (in: Carlos Joao Correia (Ed.), »Wagner. Musica e Pensamento«, Centro de Filosofia, University of Lisbon, 2014/2015). Currently she prepares a further edition of an omnibus volume on philosophy of film entitled „The Real of Reality“.

As a producer Reeh-Peters is known for the films »E Agora? Lembra-Me« by Joaquim Pinto (2013 – Special Jury Prize at the Locarno Film Festival) and »Eden’s Ark« by Marcelo Felix. Her filmography as a director includes »The Chronicles of Polyaris« (2015 – Special Prize at VII International Film Festival Northern Character in Murmansk, 2017 – Best  documentary feature film at Hong Kong Arthouse Film Festival), »Mother Fatima« (2009), »Kinotel« (2009) and »Waiting for Europe« (2006 – Grand Prize Erasmus Euromedia Awards in Vienna and Best Documentary at the New York Independent International Film and Video Festival).