Philipp Stadelmaier, born in 1984, studied Romance Languages and Comparative Literature in Frankfurt and has been a film critic for the Süddeutsche Zeitung since 2012. Since then, he has earned doctorates in Frankfurt and Paris on Jean-Luc Godard and the French film critic Serge Daney, written two plays and two books. His essay "Die mittleren Regionen" (Verbrecher Verlag), written in the form of a diary about the terrorist attacks in Paris in 2015, was awarded the Clemens Brentano Prize for Literature. In 2019, his debut novel "Queen July" was also published by Verbrecher Verlag. Further film texts by him can be found in ZEIT Online, Vogue, NZZ, and Sissymag. In September 2023, Transcript Verlag published "Die Kommentatoren des Post-Cinema. Serge Daney, Jean-Luc Godard und die Rephilologisierung im digitalen Zeitalter" (The Commentators of Post-Cinema: Serge Daney, Jean-Luc Godard, and the Rephilologization in the Digital Age).