9. sep. 2003

Leni Riefenstahl 1902-2003

"One wonders what lessons the film will draw from a life, whose greatest achievements survive time's sieve by pre-empting the gigantism of the Hollywood megabuck movie, the mythic use of the camera in sports coverage and even the primacy of the "image" in politics. The films remain as a challenge to historians and cinephiles alike, posing difficult questions about the relationship between the 20th century's greatest tragedy and its most powerful art form."

Leni Riefenstahl has died aged 101. Richard Falcon's obit in The Guardian