Michèle Levieux, film critic/ journalist. Born in 1946 in Paris, she began in the 60s as a journalist for Le Figaro and Télérama. She then was a TV critic for press agencies, TV magazines and a film critic for theory reviews (Ecran, la Revue du Cinéma...).
Currently, she is a film critic from the daily, l'Humanité. She is a specialist in long face-to-face interviews with cinema people. Photographer, programmer for various festivals and events of expérimental movies, silent cinema, filmmakers rétrospectives (in Russia, Brazil, Egypt...).
She participates in numerous juries around the world. She published on Douglas Sirk, Sacha Vierny, translated Mohsen Makhmalbaf's book "En Afghanistan, les Bouddhas n'ont pas été détruits, ils se sont écroulés de honte" (Fayard/ Paris, Brazil, Greece) illustrated photographies with Samira Makhmalbaf.
She gratuated from Journalism School (Paris, 1968). She received a Pegasus-Aleksandr-Khanjonkov Prize (Moskow, 1998) and Vera-Kholodnaya Award (Moskow, 2000). She is a FIPRESCI member, a UJC member, member of ACM's Commission (Aide aux Cinémas du Monde/ CNC-Institut français, Paris) and EFA member (European Film Academy, Berlin).