Cyril Neyrat - Critic
Cyril Neyrat is a critic, a cultural programmer and a professor of Cinema. He studied Political Science and Cinema and taught Aesthetics and History of Cinema at Universities Paris VII and Paris III and in the Geneva University of Art and Design. He was editor-in-chief of Vertigo magazine and a writer for Cahiers du Cinéma, and is the director of the Independencia publishing company. As a cultural programmer, he works with film festivals such as FID Marseille and the Viennale, and has collaborated with the Cinemateca Portuguesa in the last few years, through his connection to the “O Cinema à Volta de Cinco Artes, Cinco Artes à Volta do Cinema” programme, in the context of the Festival Temps d’Images, which he has accompanied as a programmer and an author of texts. He is the author of a monograph on François Truffaut (ed. Cahiers du Cinema), of interview books featuring Pedro Costa (published in portuguese by Orfeu Negro and Midas Filmes: Um Melro Dourado, Um Ramo de Flores, Uma Colher de Prata), Miguel Gomes, Jean-Claude Rousseau, Albert Serra (ed. Capricci) and Pierre Creton (ed. Independencia). He oversaw, along with Philippe Lafosse, the edition of Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet’s writings (ed. Independencia). He has studied the works of Carmelo Bene, Jean-Daniel Pollet, Pier Paolo Pasolini and Jean-Luc Godard in particular.