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[on Kenji Mizoguchi
] One speaks about the world of Ozu, of Kurosawa, of Naruse; one does not speak about the world of Mizoguchi because Mizoguchi is the world.
Critic (since 1963) and editor (since 1966) of the influential French film magazine Positif. Guest programmer for the 46th San Francisco International Film Festival (2003). He recently retired from a long-term post teaching American Studies at the University of Paris VIII. He has served on juries at many film festivals (Cannes, Berlin, Venice and Locarno). He is Chevalier of the Order of Merit, ...