Charles Tesson is the Artistic Director of Critic's Week at Cannes Film Festival since 2012. He is also a film critic in Cahiers du Cinéma since 1979, and a former editor of this magazine. He teaches cinema, history and esthetics at La Sorbonne Nouvelle (Université Paris III). He is the author of several books and essays on cinema, including Satyajit Ray (1992), Luis Buñuel (1995), El from Luis Buñuel (1996), Photogénie de la Série B (1997), Théâtre et cinéma (2007) and Akira Kurosawa (2008). He edited several special issues for Cahiers du Cinéma - including Made in Hong Kong (1984) with Olivier Assayas and Made in China (1999) - and co-edited the book L'Asie à Hollywood (2001).