Gilles Bourdos

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Gilles Bourdos is a French film director, screenwriter and producer. He is best known for his atmospheric cinema, which uses troubling themes in contrast with powerful aesthetic imagery. He was one of the founders of the French production company Persona Films which produced most of his early work.[1][2]
Bourdos often collaborates with screenwriter Michel Spinosa, cinematographer Mark Lee Ping Bin and musician Alexandre Desplat.

Bourdos, who was born in Nice, France, made his feature film début at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival with Disparus (1998), a political thriller and love triangle during the Surrealist movement in Paris in 1938.[3] His second critically acclaimed feature, Inquietudes (2003), is based on the Ruth Rendell novel A Sight for Sore Eyes and stars Gregoire Colin and Julie Ordon.[4][5] His first English language film, Afterwards (2008), featured Evangeline Lilly, John Malkovich, and Romain Duris, and was based on the French bestseller Et Après... by Guillaume Musso.[6][7]

His widely acclaimed 2012 film Renoir competed in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.[8][9] The film tells the forgotten story of Andree Heuschling, also known as Catherine Hessling, who was the last model of the impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir and the first actor in the films of his son, the movie director Jean Renoir. The story is set in the south of France during World War I. The film stars Michel Bouquet, Christa Theret, and Vincent Rottiers. Renoir has been selected as the French entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards.[10][11][12]


Filmography[edit]

As a director[edit]

  • Un Cadeau de Noel (1987)
  • L'Eternelle Idole (1989)
  • Relache (1993)
  • Disparus (1998)
  • Inquiétudes (2003)
  • Afterwards (2008)
  • Renoir (2012)

As a screenwriter[edit]

  • Un Cadeau de Noel (1987)
  • La Rue Ouverte (1987)
  • L'Eternelle Idole (1989)
  • La Jeune Fille et la Mort (1989)
  • Relache (1993)
  • Emmène-moi (1995)
  • Disparus (1998)
  • Inquiétudes (2003)
  • Afterwards (2008)
  • Renoir (2012)

As a producer[edit]

  • Un Cadeau de Noel (1987)
  • L'Eternelle Idole (1989)
  • Relache (1993)
  • Emmène-moi (1995)
  • Mirek n'est pas Parti (1995)
  • Disparus (1998)
  • Un Frère (1998)

Awards[edit]

  • Disparus: Soleil d'Or CCAS at the Cannes Film Festival 1998 / Best Young European Actor Prize 1998 for Grégoire Colin / Official selection for la Quinzaine Director for Cannes / Official selection for Montréal, Genève, Florence, Blois, Pessac, Belfort, Dijon, Dublin, Edinburgh, Goteborg, Taipei, and Boston in 1998
  • relache: Grand Prize at the Villeurbanne Festival 1992 / Grand Prize and People’s Choice at the Belfort Festival 1992 / Procirep Prize 1992 / Quality Prize CNC 1992
  • L'eternelle idole: Grand Prize of the Festival Dignes les Bains 1991 / Best Actress Prize at the Festival de Lille 1991 / Quality Prize CNC 1990
  • Un cadeau de Noel: Prize at the Valette Festival 1986 [13]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  1. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/28/movies/inside-the-rendez-vous-with-french-cinema-series.html?pagewanted=all
  2. http://www.theupcoming.co.uk/2013/03/04/film-review-renoir/
  3. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/renoir-film-review-331147
  4. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0099841 Gilles Bourdos on Internet Movie Database
  5. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0940580/ Afterwards on Internet movie Database
  6. http://www.festival-cannes.fr/en/archives/artist/id/22092.html Cannes Film Festival