Busan International Film Festival FORUM BIFF

Keynote Speech

Jean-Michel Frodon (Film critic)

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Jean-Michel Frodon is a journalist and film critic, who wrote for daily Le Monde (1990-2003), was the editorial director of Cahiers du cinema (2003-2009), and now regularly writes for the online magazine Slate. fr in France. He is also a professor at Sciences Po Paris (Political Sciences Institute) and Honorary Professor at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland. He is the author and editor of many books, including Hou Hsiao-hsien (1999), Conversation avec Woody Allen (2009), Horizon cinema (2006), Le Cinéma chinois (2006), Robert Bresson (2008), La Critique de cinema (2008), Le Cinéma d’Edward Yang (2010), Le Cinéma français de la Nouvelle Vague à nos jours (2010), Cinemas of Paris (2016), The World of Jia Zhangke (2021), and Le Cinéma à l’épreuve du divers (2021). He also acts as a programmer and a curator in festivals and exhibitions.