Tarek Ben Chaabane

Tarek Ben Chaabane

Thinking about cinema and interacting with those who think and make it have always been at the heart of the CFF fundamentals that our friend, Nejib Ayed, has never ceased to defend.

As an Intellectual and cinema duff, he wanted to multiply these centers of thoughts in order to maintain the primary vocation of this festival.

The Master classes of this session will welcome Jean-Michel Frodon , a critic, historian and university lecturer.

The meeting with Jean-Michel Frodon will focus on themes that concern the author of Horizon cinema. It will be a matter of redefining the new challenges that are emerging around the seventh art, its place and functions in present times that are marked by two fundamental aspects: globalization and digitization.

Two interdependent processes that disrupt the original structure and status of cinema tend to «unify the imaginaries».

Are we facing a new crisis of the seventh art?

How and where does cinema resist this double movement?

What is the role of criticism?

Tarek Ben Chaabane

Jean Michel Frodon

Jean Michel Frodon

French journalist, critic, teacher and film historian. He has a degree in history. He is a journalist and film critic for the weekly Le Point, then for the daily Le Monde, where he then became head of the film section.

From 2003 to 2009, he was editor of the Cahiers du cinéma. Since September 2009, he has been running the Public Projection blog on slate. fr and became editor of this online media in 2010.

In 2014, he was appointed vice-president of the Commission aide aux Cinémas du monde, which is part of the CNC and the Institut français.

He is a contributor to many film magazines. He writes frequently for the online daily news paper AOC. He is also a regular lecturer at universities: he is a professor at Sciences Po and an Honorary Professor at the University of St Andrews in Scotland.

In 2017, he became a member of the Scientific Council of La Fémis.

He co-organizes several film events. He is the creator and animator of the association Exception, a film reflection group in which Olivier Assayas, Claire Denis, Emmanuel Ethis and others participate...

He has published some twenty books, including : La Projection nationale, Hou Hsiao-hsien, Horizon cinéma, Le Monde de Jia Zhang-ke, Crisnée, Yellow Now, Treize Ozu...

Jean Michel Frodon