Magazine article Screen International

French Directors Guild Appoints Edouard Waintrop as New Head of Directors' Fortnight

Magazine article Screen International

French Directors Guild Appoints Edouard Waintrop as New Head of Directors' Fortnight

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The French Directors Guild has appointed Edouard Waintrop as the new artistic director of Cannes Directors' Fortnight, replacing Frédéric Boyer who was removed from the position last month.

"The board of the Société des Réalisateurs (SRF) has just named Edouard Waintrop as director general of Directors' Fortnight," the guild which runs the prestigious Cannes event announced on Friday.

Waintrop, who was a critic at respected left-wing newspaper Libération for 26 years, ran the International Film Festival of Fribourg in Switzerland for four years from 2007 before taking over the direction of the Grutli chain of cinemas in Geneva earlier this year.

He was quoted in the statement as defining himself as "a curious person who never gets bored" and a passeur, a French term for someone who promotes unknown cinema to the general public, "who wanted to continue discovering cinema from across the world to then present it to the public, critics, and other crazy people from the cinema world. …

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