Bertrand Bonello

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Bertrand Bonello
Bertrand Bonello Lumières 2015.jpg
Bonello in 2015
Born (1968-09-11) 11 September 1968 (age 46)
Nice, France
Occupation Film director, screenwriter, producer, composer
Years active 1996–present

Bertrand Bonello (French: [bɔnɛlo]; born 11 September 1968) is a French film director, screenwriter, producer and composer. His background is in classical music, and he lives between Paris and Montreal. His work has also been associated with the New French Extremity.[1]

His film The Pornographer (2001) won the FIPRESCI prize at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival.[2] Tiresia (2003) was nominated for the Palme d'Or at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival.[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 competed for the Palme d'Or in the main competition section at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.[5] The film was also selected as France's submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 87th Academy Awards.[6]


Bonello in 2009.


  1. ^ Quandt, James, "Flesh & Blood: Sex and violence in recent French cinema", ArtForum, February 2004 [1] Access date: July 10, 2008.
  2. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Bertrand Bonello biography". Retrieved 2009-11-07. 
  3. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Tiresia". Retrieved 2009-11-07. 
  4. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Official Selection". Cannes. Retrieved 2011-04-14. 
  5. ^ "2014 Official Selection". Cannes. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  6. ^ "Oscars: France Selects 'Saint Laurent' for Foreign-Language Category". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 24 September 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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