Positif (magazine)

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Editor Michel Ciment
Categories Film
First issue 1952
Country France
Website http://www.revue-positif.net

Positif is a French film magazine, founded in 1952 by Bernard Chardere. It is the second oldest film magazine in publication after Les Cahiers du cinéma.[1]

Positif often acts as a counterpoint to Cahiers du cinéma,[2] another well-known French film journal, notably with Gerard Gozlan's article sarcastically titled "In Praise of André Bazin."[3] Positif has a Marxist-Leninist approach towards films.[2]

The magazine was edited by Eric Losfeld from 1959.[4][5] The current chief editor is Michel Ciment.[6] The contributors included Ado Kyrou.


  1. ^ Ismaël Houdassine (6 December 2015). "Le magazine Séquences célèbre 60 ans de cinéma". Huffington Post (in French). Retrieved 23 October 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Julian Wolfreys (2006). Modern European Criticism and Theory: A Critical Guide. Edinburgh University Press. p. 398. ISBN 978-0-7486-2449-2. Retrieved 5 May 2016. 
  3. ^ Npluseonemag.com
  4. ^ Senses Of Cinema
  5. ^ Independent.co.uk
  6. ^ Parviz Jahed (31 July 2015). "A conversation with Michel Ciment, film critic and chief editor of French film magazine "Positif"". Euronews. Retrieved 5 May 2016. 

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