|Jean Darrigol, 1997|
Tournage du Voleur de diagonale
He holds graduate degrees from the universities of Pau & Pays de l'Adour (History) and Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne (specialization on Joseph L. Mankiewicz).
movies linked to the Basque Country and his encounter with Ray Bradbury and an article published in Le Mensuel du Cinéma later oriented his career to film critique and journalism (Le Mensuel du Cinéma, L'Ecran, Vertigo, La Saison cinématographique along with Côté femme, Canal Satellite magazine, Illico, TéléK7...), and an ongoing collaboration with TF1 Films Productions (script reading) and Semaine Internationale de la Critique at the Cannes Film Festival which he represented in Los Angeles where he lived between 1998 and 2001.
Concurrently Jean directed Lapses of Light, Newberry in Rhodes (10 mn, 1995), an amateur “videopastel” documentary about Californian painter Michael Newberry (distributed along with the artist’s exhibit in Rhodes and Brussels at the Acte-Expo Gallery).