He joined the French film journal Positif (the arch rival of Cahiers du cinema) in 1963, and published his first book ten years later, Kazan by Kazan. Michel Ciment has been highly praised for his interview skills, which led to revealing insights into well-known directors such as Kazan, Rosi, Losey and many more. His best-seller is the magnificently illustrated volume on Stanley Kubrick, first published in 1980.
Michel Ciment's schedule at the IFI French Film Festival
Friday November 19th:
- Introducing Chicks (La Vie en ranch) at 19.15
- Participating in a Q&A after Michel Ciment: The Art of Sharing Movies (Michel Ciment, le cinema en partage) at 14.30
- Introducing Moments choisis des histoire(s) du cinema at 16.00
- Hosting a Q&A with John Boorman after John Boorman: A Portrait (Un portrait de John Boorman) at 18.00