Dr. Elīna Reitere

Film critic, film scientist and moderator
Dr. Elīna Reitere | Credit: Agnese Zeltiņa
Dr. Elīna Reitere | Credit: Agnese Zeltiņa

Dr. Elīna Reitere is a Latvian film critic and film scholar who currently lives with her family in Leipzig. She studied audiovisual culture, film and theater studies in Riga and Mainz and received her PhD on the topic of “Narration in Slow Cinema". Her dissertation covered films by Béla Tarr, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Fred Kelemen, Lisandro Alonso and Pedro Costa (published 2018). She has worked in the film festival scene for many years and was director of the Riga Film Museum from 2006 to 2009. Now she works from Leipzig as the second editor-in-chief of the Latvian film magazine Kino Raksti. She has been nominated for the Normunds Naumanis Prize for Art Criticism in 2019 for her academic film criticism. Her research interests include Eastern European film, arthouse cinema, history and theory of film criticism, narrative theory, and feminist theory. She is currently developing a research project on the social history of Latvian film from 1990 to 2020.



The Natural History of Destruction | Credit: Progress Film

Documentary / Sergei Loznitsa / Germany, Netherlands, Lithuania / 2022 / 109 min. / OmdU / FSK 12