Archive of films Michel Ciment, the Art of Sharing Movies / Michel Ciment, le cinéma en partage

2009, 52 min

Section: Tribute to Michel Ciment
Year: 2010

Michel Ciment has been a major witness of the history of cinema for more than half a century. He is one of France’s leading film critics, he has published numerous books and has been editor-in-chief of the monthly Positif for many years. In this film profile he chats to directors Quentin Tarantino, Atom Egoyan, Wim Wenders, Arnaud Desplechin and other big names from the silver screen.


Michel Ciment has been a chief witness of cinema history for more than half a century. He is a leading French film critic, journalist and writer. An absolute connoisseur in his field, he considers that his greatest achievement has been to pass on his love of film to other people. This documentary by French artist Simone Lainé is a biographical sketch of an exceptional figure in European film criticism, respected not only by the film-going public, but also by the filmmakers themselves. Thanks to English translations of Ciment’s monographs on major names, he is known and admired by the likes of Quentin Tarantino and Atom Egoyan, who also appear in this documentary. It was often Ciment, in fact, who discovered celebrated filmmakers of the future, providing them with the necessary exposure in the film monthly Positif. Apart from Ciment, the film profile also features various prominent directors and other big names from the silver screen.


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About the film


Section: Tribute to Michel Ciment
Director: Simone Lainé
Screenplay: Simone Lainé
Dir. of Photography: Georges Diane, Serge Vincent
Music: Chadi Chouman, David Trescos
Editor: Marie Da Costa
Producer: Magali Chirouze
Production: Adalios
Cast: Michel Ciment
Contact: Adalios


Simone Lainé

Film Director, Film Director


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