Michel Ciment

Michel Ciment, a member of the editorial board and coordinator of the French film magazine Positif, has been a contributor to the French radio program Le Masque et la Plume (France Inter) since 1970 and produced Projection privée for the radio station France Culture for more than 25 years. Senior lecturer emeritus in American civilization at Paris Diderot University (Paris 7), he is also the author of more than 25 books about cinema, including Kubrick, Kazan on Kazan, Conversations with Losey, Film World: Interviews with Cinema’s Leading Directors, and Boorman (British Film Institute Prize). He has been on approximately 30 juries, including those at Cannes, Berlin, Venice, and Locarno. He is the coauthor of three filmed portraits—on Elia Kazan, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, and Billy Wilder—and is an honorary president of the International Federation of Film Critics. In 2022, Ciment was honored with the Cinema History Book Award for Jane Campion on Jane Campion at the Festival international du film d’histoire (International History Film Festival). He lives in Paris.