Gaspar Noé

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Gaspar Noé
Gaspar Noé 2012.jpg
Gaspar Noé at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival
Born (1963-12-27) December 27, 1963 (age 52)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Residence France
Nationality Argentina and Italy
Occupation Film director, screenwriter, film editor, cinematographer, film producer
Spouse(s) Lucile Hadžihalilović

Gaspar Noé (Spanish pronunciation: [gasˈpar noˈe]; born December 27, 1963) is an Argentine film director and screenwriter living in France.[1] He is the son of Argentinian painter, writer and intellectual Luis Felipe Noé.[2] Noé graduated from Louis Lumière College. He is mostly known for his feature films I Stand Alone, Irréversible, Enter the Void and Love.

Career and influences[edit]

The films of Stanley Kubrick are one source of inspiration for Noé, and he occasionally makes references to them in his own works. Noé stated in the September 2012 edition of Sight & Sound magazine that seeing 2001: A Space Odyssey at the age of seven changed his life, without which experience he would never have become a director.[3] Noé also cites the 1983 Austrian serial killer film, Angst, by Gerald Kargl, as a major influence.

Three of his films feature the character of a nameless butcher played by Philippe Nahon: Carne, I Stand Alone and, in a cameo, Irréversible.

His work has been strongly associated with a series of films defined as the cinéma du corps/cinema of the body, which according to Tim Palmer share an attenuated use of narrative, generally assaulting and often illegible cinematography, confrontational subject material, a treatment of sexual behavior as violent rather than mutually intimate, and a pervasive sense of social nihilism or despair.[4]

Noé often breaks the fourth wall by directly addressing the audience through the use of confronting, and sometimes strobing, typography that aims to "disrupt and disturb" the viewer, similar to the typographical methods practised by Jean-Luc Godard.[5]

In 2013, Noé shot the cover art for American singer-songwriter Sky Ferreira's debut album Night Time, My Time.

His most recent film, Love, premiered at the Grand Theatre Lumiere in the Midnight Screenings section at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Noé is married to filmmaker Lucile Hadžihalilović.


Feature films[edit]

Year Name Director Screenwriter Editor Producer
1998 I Stand Alone Yes Yes Yes Yes
2002 Irréversible Yes Yes Yes Yes
2009 Enter the Void Yes Yes Yes Yes
2015 Love Yes Yes Yes Yes

Short films[edit]

  • Tintarella di luna (1985)
  • Pulpe amère (1987)
  • Carne (1991)
  • Une expérience d'hypnose télévisuelle (1995)
  • Sodomites (1998)
  • Intoxication (2002)
  • Eva (2005)
  • We Fuck Alone (2006) segment of Destricted
  • SIDA (2008) segment of 8
  • Ritual (2012) segment of 7 Days in Havana

Music videos[edit]

Other production credits[edit]

Year Name Credit
1984 Burroughs Sound recordist
1985 El exilio de Gardel (Tangos) Assistant Director
1988 Sur Assistant Director
1996 La Bouche de Jean-Pierre Cinematographer
1998 Good Boys Use Condoms Camera Operator


Carne was the recipient of the Critic's Award at the 5th Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival in February 1994.[7]

Year Award Category Title Result
1991 Avignon Film Festival Prix Tournage Carne Won
1991 Cannes Film Festival SACD Award Carne Won
1992 Fantasporto Best Film Carne Nominated
1998 Sitges - Catalan International Film Festival Best Screenplay I Stand Alone Won
1998 Sitges - Catalan International Film Festival Best Film I Stand Alone Nominated
1998 Cannes Film Festival Mercedes-Benz Award I Stand Alone Won
1998 Molodist International Film Festival Best Full-Length Fiction Film I Stand Alone Nominated
1998 Namur International Festival of French-Speaking Film Golden Bayard I Stand Alone Nominated
1998 Stockholm Film Festival Bronze Horse I Stand Alone Nominated
1998 Sarajevo Film Festival FIPRESCI Prize I Stand Alone Won
1999 Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema Best Film I Stand Alone Nominated
2001 Boston Underground Film Festival Best of Festival I Stand Alone Won
2002 Stockholm Film Festival Bronze Horse Irréversible Won
2002 Cannes Film Festival Golden Palm Irréversible Nominated
2004 Bodil Awards Best Non-American Film Irréversible Nominated
2009 Sitges - Catalan International Film Festival Special Prize of the Jury Enter the Void Won
2009 Sitges - Catalan International Film Festival Best Film Enter the Void Nominated
2009 Cannes Film Festival Golden Palm Enter the Void Nominated


  1. ^ "Exclusive Q&A: Director Gaspar Noe's View of The Cusp of Death As Detailed in Enter The Void". Huffington Post. 31 October 2010. 
  2. ^ PremiereFR (7 May 2010). "Enter the Void : Gaspar Noé réagit aux critiques" (Video upload). Youtube. Google, Inc. Retrieved 26 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "The 2012 Sight & Sound Directors’ Top Ten". Sight & Sound: 69. September 2012. unknown ID 9-770037-480090. Archived from the original on 11 August 2012. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  4. ^ Palmer, Tim (2011). Brutal Intimacy: Analyzing Contemporary French Cinema, Wesleyan University Press, Middleton CT. ISBN 0-8195-6827-9.
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  6. ^ Goodfellow, Melanie (21 May 2015). "Cannes: Gaspar Noe's 'Love' sold worldwide". Retrieved 29 May 2015. 
  7. ^ "YUBARI INTERNATIONAL FANTASTIC ADVENTURE FILM FESTIVAL'94". Retrieved 2009-09-19.  External link in |publisher= (help)

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