Bertrand Bonello

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Bertrand Bonello
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Born (1968-09-11) 11 September 1968 (age 46)
Nice, France
Occupation Film director
Years active 1996

Bertrand Bonello (French: [bɔnɛlo]; born September 11, 1968) is a French film director. His background is in classical music, and he lives between Paris and Montreal.

The Pornographer (2001) won the FIPRESCI prize at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival.[1] Tiresia (2003) was nominated for the Palme d'Or at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival.[2]

His work has been associated with the New French Extremity.[3]

His film House of Tolerance, a depiction of daily life in a fin-de-siècle Parisian bordello, premiered In Competition at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.[4] His 2014 film Saint Laurent was selected to compete for the Palme d'Or in the main competition section at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.[5]



  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Bertrand Bonello biography". Retrieved 2009-11-07. 
  2. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Tiresia". Retrieved 2009-11-07. 
  3. ^ Quandt, James, "Flesh & Blood: Sex and violence in recent French cinema", ArtForum, February 2004 [1] Access date: July 10, 2008.
  4. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Official Selection". Cannes. Retrieved 2011-04-14. 
  5. ^ "2014 Official Selection". Cannes. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Bernard Stiegler, "Tirésias et la guerre du temps: Autour d'un film de Bertrand Bonello," De la misère symbolique: Tome 1. L'époque hyperindustrielle (Paris: Galilée, 2004): 163–85.

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