Deputy Director of the Cineteca del Friuli, historian and archivist, he is also in charge of the selection of the Cannes Film Festival in Italy.

He regularly takes part in international festivals and writes for Positif (Paris) and The International Film Guide (London). Lecturer at the Louvre Museum and the Pompidou Centre, he has written extensively about filmmakers.

A specialist in Asian cinema, as a screenwriter he regularly collaborates on documentary films for French television with Hubert Niogret.