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Michel Ciment

Michel Ciment was born on May 26, 1938 in Paris, France. He is a writer and director, known for Elia Kazan: An Outsider (1982), Portrait of a '60% Perfect Man': Billy Wilder (1982) and Yasujiro Ozu and the Taste of Sake (1978). See full bio »

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Elia Kazan: An Outsider
Elia Kazan: An Outsider Himself, Host
Yasujiro Ozu and the Taste of Sake
L'aventure Spielberg
L'aventure Spielberg Himself - Interviewee


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 2011 Il était une fois... (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 1984 Success Is the Best Revenge (adaptation)
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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, ... See more »

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