Born in 1971 in Marseilles, a French national, Olivier Père graduated with a degree in Humanities from the University of Sorbonne (Paris IV).He joined the French Cinémathèque in 1995, and soon became in charge of the programme, organizing numerous retrospectives and thematic seasons. Alongside his work there, in 1996 he began a long-standing collaboration with the Belfort "Entrevues" Film Festival, for whom he organized retrospectives. Since 1997 he has been writing for the cultural publication "Les Inrockuptibles" on film, television, and DVD.Between 2004 and 2009, Olivier Père headed the Directors' Fortnight, independent section at the Cannes Film Festival, organized by SRF (Société des Réalisateurs de films).From September 1, 2009 until 2012 Olivier Père was the artistic director of the Festival del film Locarno.In 2012, he became Managing Director of Arte France Cinéma, a subsidiary of Arte France.
Movies & TV shows
Customs inspectors collect a man with a swollen face. He claims to be a child who went missing. When his father brings him home, it's a nightmare. There are a number of gruesome murders in the region....
The family is from Russia. Even though they follow their daily routine with admirable tranquility and constancy, everything turns out to be rather unusual under this layer of ordinariness. Petrov live...
Hold Me Tight
An American filmmaking couple who retreat to the island for the summer to each write screenplays for their upcoming films in an act of pilgrimage to the place that inspired Bergman are the main charac...
A stand-up comedian and his wife have a child.
Berlin's urban development is lectured on by Undine. The ancient myth catches up with her when the man she loves leaves. Undine reworked the myth of the mysterious water spirit as a modern fairy-tale ...
After social services decided that he was too poor to provide his children with a decent living environment, the children were taken away from him. He is going to lodge a complaint in the Serbian capi...
Emma and Anas are best friends and yet everything in their life seems to set them apart, their social background but also their personality. Teenagers from the age of thirteen to eighteen are followed...
After returning home to Tunisia to open a practice, a group of colorful new patients are dealt with by a psychoanalyst.
East of France, today is Forbach. Mario, a man without a lot of ambition, except where love is concerned, is back to square one after his wife left home. He will have to raise his two daughters by him...
A police chief in northern France tries to solve a case where an old woman was brutally murdered.
You Deserve a Lover
After breaking up with her cheating boyfriend, she is disappointed, frustrated, and hurt. Looking for love and intimacy, she engages in a series of short-term relationships, while her friends offer up...
A man is brought back from the dead and sent to the living hell of the sugarcane fields. In Paris, 55 years later, at the prestigious Légion d'honneur boarding school, a Haitian girl admits an old fam...
A family man torn between the love for his family, the boundaries of religion and the freedom to choose whom to love.
Alice and the Mayor
Paul Théraneau, the mayor of Lyon, is in a delicate situation. He has been in politics for 30 years and feels like an emptiness. Paul hired a young and brilliant philosopher to help him overcome this....
Bacurau, a small town in the Brazilian serto, mourns the loss of its matriarch, Carmelita, who passed away at the age of 94. Its inhabitants notice that their community has disappeared from most maps....
The Swallows of Kabul
Summer 1998 - Kabul under Taliban rule. Zunaira and Mohsen are young and in love. Despite the daily violence and misery, they hope for a better future. One day, a foolish gesture causes life to take a...
Jessica is the leader of a group of lost boys with a violent past who now seek peace and harmony. She is the only one to have ever brought them love and understanding. They only wish to create a world...
1774, shortly before the French Revolution, somewhere between Potsdam and Berlin. Madame de Dumeval, the Duke de Tesis and the Duke de Wand, libertines expelled from the puritanical court of Louis XVI...
Portrait of a Lady on Fire
A female painter is obliged to paint a portrait of a young woman for a wedding on an isolated island in Brittany at the end of the eighteenth century.
Dilili in Paris
With the help of her delivery boy friend, Dilili, a young Kanak investigates a series of kidnappings of young girls. Each of the extraordinary characters that she encounters provides her with clues th...
A father and his daughter struggle to survive in deep space where they live in isolation.
Alain, a successful Parisian publisher struggling to adapt to the digital revolution, has major doubts about the new manuscript of Léonard, one of his long-time authors - another work of auto-fiction ...
The father of Acha and their three children moved to France to work. He lives in France and only occupies his home and the building sites where he works. Most of his earnings go to Africa. He meets a ...
The film follows a 30-year-old man named Gabriel, a French war reporter who was taken to hostage in Syria and then headed to India after months in captivity.
Happy as Lazzaro
A friendship with the marquise's son will change Lazzaro's world, even though he is content living as a sharecropper in rural Italy.
When a romance between a widow and a notorious libertine takes an unexpected turn, Mademoiselle de Joncquières becomes instrumental to one lover’s plans for revenge.
The person is named Mrs. Mrs. The eccentric teacher is disliked by her students. She fainted after being struck by lightning. She doesn't feel the same when she wakes up. Will she be able to keep Mrs....
Lover for a Day
The story of a father, his daughter who goes back home one day because she has just been dumped, and his new girlfriend, who is also 23, who lives with him.
A young woman is moving to Paris. A woman thought she was out of harms way. The characters come together.
A middle-class family living in the UK is dealing with a number of setbacks, but they don't pay much attention to the plight of the refugees within a few miles of their home.
Until The Birds Return
Algeria today. Past and present collide in the lives of a newly wealthy property developer, a young woman torn between the path of reason and sentiment and an ambitious neurologist impeded by wartim...
A prestigious Stockholm museum's chief art curator finds himself in times of both professional and personal crisis when he attempts to set up a controversial new exhibit.
Forced out of their apartment due to dangerous works on a neighboring building, Emad and Rana move into a new flat in the center of Tehran. The young couple's life will be changed by an incident linke...
Back from a professional trip to Paris, a neurologist at the top of his career has to pick up his wife so that they can attend a family meal to remember his father, who died a year before. At his moth...
At the end of their tour of duty in Afghanistan, two young military women, Aurore and Marine, are given three days of decompression leave with their unit at a five-star resort in Cyprus, among tourist...
Love & Friendship
Lady Susan Vernon visits the estate of her in-laws to wait out rumors of her dalliances and to find husbands for herself and her daughter. Her plans are complicated by two men.
Salt and Fire
A scientist blames the head of a large company for an ecological disaster. When a volcano starts to show signs of eruption, they need to unite.
Fire at Sea
There is a frontline in the European migrant crisis on the Italian island of Lampedusa.
There is a wolf in the south of France. He is in love with Marie, a free-spirited and dynamic shepherdess. She gives birth to their child nine months later. Marie abandons both of them because of her ...
The summer of 1910. The disappearances of several tourists on the beautiful beaches of Slack Bay are being investigated by Inspectors Machin and Malfoy.
A woman in Paris is refusing to leave until she hears from her twin brother who died in Paris. A person is texting.
The relationship drama is set against Europe's electronic music scene.
The Measure of a Man
After 20 months on unemployment, at the age of 51, Thierry starts a new job that brings him face to face with a moral dilemma. How much is he willing to give up to keep his job?
The Great Game
He had a great time in the early 2000s. He met Joseph Paskin at the casino. Pierre was persuaded to take on a strange mission that would take him back to a past he would rather forget, and put his lif...
Arabian Nights: Volume 1, The Restless One
He told King Shahryar unfinished tales despite his promise to kill his new wives. The stories she tells Shahryar are not in the book. The film was made in Portugal. Rich and poor, powerless and powerf...
The portrait of the world- renowned museum was turned into a reflection on the relation between art, culture and power.
Story of Judas
A man ascends a barren summit. It is Judas, come to collect Jesus and carry him down the mountain on his back, joking and panting as he does so. After bathing in the river and taking part in a henna c...
In the Shadow of Women
Pierre and Manon are poor. They live by doing odd jobs. A young intern became Pierre's mistress. Pierre wants to keep both of them.
Clément is an actor and a prisoner. Clément is trying to impressMona by recruiting his friend who is also an extrovert. The two friends have a conflict. She is trying to keep her past a secret.
Four lives intersect along the Ganga: a low caste boy in love with a girl, a father with fading morality, and a spirited child who wants to escape the moral constructs of a small town.
Costi's life is peaceful. He likes to read at night to sleep. Robin Hood is their favorite character. Costi thinks he is the hero, righter of wrongs and defender of the people. One evening, his neighb...
Still the Water
The drama is set on the Japanese island of Amami-Oshima and takes place during the full moon night of traditional dances in August. The young man enlisted the help of his girlfriend. The interwoven cy...
We are with Pasolini during the last hours of his life, as he talks with his beloved family and friends, writes, gives a brutally honest interview, shares a meal with Ninetto Davoli, and cruises for t...
Marieme was depressed by her family setting, dead-end school prospects and the boys law in the neighborhood and started a new life after meeting a group of three free-spirited girls. She changed her n...
A twist of fate leads to an accountant falling in love with two sisters.
Salvo, a ruthless Sicilian Mafia hit man, changed his priorities after being involved in a bloody ambush.
One of the most controversial, original and loved figures of Italian cinema. The mostcensored director of all time. The inventor of dreams was a gifted experimenter. A great artist.
Marco returns to Paris after his brother-in-law's suicide, where he targets the man his sister believes caused the tragedy, even though he is ill-prepared for her secrets as they quickly muddy the wat...
Three female friends were at the Locarno Film Festival.
The inhabitants of Canudos, led by their prophet, fought a bloody war against the army of the Brazilian Republic in 1897.
Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman
A bank employee without ambition, his frustrated wife and an accountant with a mental illness are all helped by a lost cat, a giant frog and a tsunami to save Tokyo from an earthquake and find meaning...
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