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, actor
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]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Credited as Notes
Director Screenwriter Composer Producer Actor Role
1996 Qui je suis Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Pylade Short film
1998 Something Organic Yes Yes Yes
2001 The Pornographer Yes Yes Yes FIPRESCI Prize (International Critics' Week)
2002 The Adventures of James and David Yes Yes Yes Short film
2003 Tiresia Yes Yes Nominated—Cannes Film Festival-Palme d'Or
2003 Lapin intégral Yes Steve Short film
2004 Le Pont des Arts Yes A spectator
2005 Cindy: The Doll Is Mine Yes Yes Short film
2006 My New Picture Yes Yes Yes Yes Short film
2006 We Should Not Exist Yes Bertrand
2008 On War Yes Yes Yes Yes Also executive producer
2010 Where the Boys Are Yes Yes Short film
2011 House of Tolerance Yes Yes Yes Yes Nominated—Cannes Film Festival-Palme d'Or
Nominated—César Award for Best Music Written for a Film
Nominated—Lumières Award for Best Film
Nominated—Lumières Award for Best Director
Nominated—Lumières Award for Best Screenplay
2012 Hand in Hand Yes Prétendant Hélène Marchal
2012 Die Frau Yes Short film
2012 Ingrid Caven: Music and Voice Yes Yes
2014 Saint Laurent Yes Yes Yes Yes Libération journalist Nominated—Cannes Film Festival-Palme d'Or
Nominated—César Award for Best Film
Nominated—César Award for Best Director
Nominated—Louis Delluc Prize
Nominated—Lumières Award for Best Film
Nominated—Lumières Award for Best Director
Nominated—Lumières Award for Best Screenplay
2014 Portrait of the Artist Yes Yes Bertrand
2016 Paris Is Happening Yes Yes

References[edit]

  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". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-11-07. 
  3. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Tiresia". festival-cannes.com. 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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