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Light, Méliès and Rosebud

Extract from the film course "Citizen Kane of Orson Welles" by Youssef Ishaghpour, professor emeritus at the University of Paris Descartes.


January 21, 2011
Forum des Images, Paris.

Duration: 2min

Citizen Kane by Orson Welles

Film course by Youssef Ishaghpour, professor emeritus at Paris Descartes University, author of essays on philosophy, painting, literature and cinema.

January 21, 2011
Forum des images, Paris.

Duration: 1h24

Traffic: 20 years, 20 films
Val Abraham by Manoel de Oliveira

Film chosen and presented by Youssef Ishaghpour.

Adapted from the novel by Agustina Bessa-Luís, Val Abraham transposes Madame Bovary to the present day, in the Douro region. Emma Bovary becomes Ema Païva there.

January 29, 2012
Center Pompidou, Paris.

Duration: 19min



Around Courbet and Chohreh Feyzdjou

Alain Veinstein receives Youssef Ishaghpour, author of Courbet and Chohreh Feyzdjou.

Du jour au lendemain, France Culture

April 25, 2012

100 years of Orson Welles

Caroline Broué from La grande table receives Youssef Ishaghpour for the 100th anniversary of Orson Welles.


La Grande Table, France Culture

May 06, 2012



Tribute to Youssef Ishaghpour #1

the podcast At the crossroads by Manouchka Toubiana offers a series of programs in tribute to Youssef Ishaghpour.

The first part of this tribute with the voice of Youssef Ishaghpour at the microphone of Alain Veinstein on France Culture in 2007, but also the moving testimonies of two of his long-time friends: the director and documentary filmmaker Pierre Samson, whom he met from his arrival in Paris, and the philosopher and teacher Juliette Grange who now leads the Association of Friends of Youssef Ishaghpour.

Duration: 52min

Tribute to Youssef Ishaghpour #2

The podcast At the crossroads by Manouchka Toubiana offers a series of programs in tribute to Youssef Ishaghpour.

As part of Aligre Fm's Identity Week, the second part of a tribute to a man with multiple identities. Both historian and theoretician of cinema, philosopher, essayist, photographer and musician, Iranian and French, Youssef Ishaghpour (1940-2021), came to Paris in the 1950s to study cinema and spend his life there. He has written major works on Western cinema and art, including a sum that has become an absolute reference on Orson Welles. His latest book is dedicated to the work of the artist Anselm Kiefer. The guests of this program are the philosophers Juliette Grange who was her friend and Michael de Saint-Chéron.


Duration: 54min



Chohreh Feyzdjou

Film made from the photographs of the exhibition

Patricia Dorfmann Gallery.

November - December 1992


Duration: 8min

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