Olivier Père, a native of Marseille (France), obtained an MA in Modern Literature from Paris IV–Sorbonne. Since 2012, he is executive director of TV Arte France Cinema and director of film acquisitions for Arte France. He was programmer at the French Cinematheque in Paris from 1996 to 2009 and print researcher for a series of retrospectives for the Belfort Entrevues Festival (France). Between 1996 and 2008, Père was Artistic Director of the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight (Quinzaine Des Réalisateurs), and in the period between 2004 and 2012 he was Artistic Director of several editions of the Festival des film Locarno (Switzerland). Père contributes regularly to the film section of the French weekly magazine Les Inrockuptibles and has co-written a book on Jaques Demy together with Marie Colmant.