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Olivier Père


Born in 1971 in Marseilles, Olivier Père graduated in Humanities at the University of Sorbonne (Paris IV).


He joined the Cinémathèque Française in 1995, and was put in charge of the program, organizing numerous retrospectives and themed series.


In addition to his work there, in 1996 he began a long-standing collaboration with the Belfort Entrevues Film Festival, for which he organized retrospectives. From 1997 to 2012, he wrote for the cultural publication Les Inrockuptibles on film, television, and DVDs.


Between 2004 and 2009, Olivier Père headed the Directors’ Fortnight, an independent section at the Cannes Festival, organized by the SRF (Société des Réalisateurs de films).
Between 2009 and 2012 Olivier Père was the Artistic Director of the Festival del film 
Locarno (Switzerland).


He is now general director of ARTE France Cinéma and director of the Cinema Unit of ARTE France.

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