Film Critic, Germany
A German film and art critic, author and curator, Kothenschulte started writing film reviews as a teenager. Since 2001 he is in charge of the film section of the national daily Frankfurter Rundschau and has not missed one festival edition of Cannes, Venice and Berlin. He taught film at Städelschule, Frankfurt/ Main and Academy of Applied Arts, Dortmund. As an author he wrote books on the directorial career of Robert Redford and Fritz Lang’s Metropolis and Hollywood in the 30’ies (with illustrator Robert Nippoldt). As an editor he is in charge of a series of archival books for Taschen publishing including The Walt Disney Film Archives and Mickey Mouse – The Complete History. As a film curator he founded a Cologne based festival on avantgarde film, (Videonale Scope) and worked on museum exhibitions on The Art of Pop Video (Cologne, Liverpool, Odessa, 2011-2013) and Hollywood photographers Ruth Harriet Louise (Göttingen, 2021) and Lette Valeska (Braunschweig, 2023). A lover of the silent cinema, he is a regular piano player of improvised film scores at German film museum and festivals.