French film critic Michel Ciment in Toronto - Nov. 8-10, 2014 [fr]
From October 31, 2014 to January 25, 2015, TIFF Bell Lightbox presents an exhibition and a comprehensive retrospective celebrating film director Stanley Kubrick. On this occasion, the distinguished film critic and editor of “Positif” Michel Ciment, who is specialist of Stanley Kubrick, will introduce two films directed by Kubrick:
- “A Clockwork Orange” on November 8, 2014 at 9PM
Stanley Kubrick’s controversial classic remains one of cinema’s definitive visions of a dystopian future.Michel Ciment will do an introduction to the film.
- “Paths of Glory” on November 9, 2014 at 7PM
At the height of World War I, a battle-weary lawyer turned soldier (Kirk Douglas) defends three of his men against a politically motivated charge of cowardice, in Kubrick’s masterful treatise on the pity of war. Michel Ciment will examine Kubrick’s powerful World War I drama about militarism run amok.
On November 10 at 7PM, Michel Ciment will be at the Alliance française to give a public lecture on European directors, such as Billy Wilder or Wim Wenders, that went across the Atlantic to work in Hollywood.
Michel Ciment is a radio producer, member of the editorial board of Positif, and associate professor emeritus in American Studies at the University of Paris 7. He has authored twenty books on cinema, including Kazan on Kazan, Conversations with Losey, Kubrick, John Boorman, and Jane Campion on Jane Campion. An honourary president of FIPRESCI, Ciment has also served on juries in Cannes, Berlin, Venice, Locarno, San Paolo, Istanbul and Shanghai.