The Turinese journalist and film critic, aged 41, has published several books on film directors such as Errol Morris, Wong Kar Wai, Johan Van Der Keuken, Frederick Wiseman, Maurizio Nichetti, and Nicolas Philibert. As editor-in-chief of the Panoramiques magazine, he has often collaborated with the festival.
He was notably the curator for the Locarno retrospectives dedicated to Nanni Moretti, Manga Impact, Ernst Lubitsch, Vincente Minnelli, and Otto Preminger. And he has also been a member of the event’s selection committee.
Chatrian’s nomination, made public only a few days after Olivier Père announced that he would take up the post as head of Arte France Cinéma, has caught most observers by surprise. It seems to predict a profound change in style, if not the radical transformation of the Swiss film festival.
Chatrian’s very cinephile,