BRUNO DUMONT (French: ; born 14 March 1958) is a French film director and screenwriter . To date, he has directed ten feature films, all of which border somewhere between realistic drama and the avant-garde. His films have won several awards at the Cannes Film Festival . Two of Dumont's films have won the Grand Prix award: both L\' Humanité (1999) and Flandres (2006). Dumont's Hadewijch won the 2009 Prize of the International Critics (FIPRESCI Prize) for Special Presentation at the Toronto Film Festival.
* 1 Life and career
* 2 Filmography
* 2.1 Feature films * 2.2 Short films
* 3 Interviews and articles * 4 References * 5 External links
LIFE AND CAREER
Dumont has a background of Greek and German (Western) philosophy, and of corporate video. His films often show the ugliness of extreme violence and provocative sexual behavior , and are usually classified as art films . Dumont has himself likened his films to visual arts , and he typically uses long takes, close-ups of people's bodies, and story lines involving extreme emotions. Dumont does not write traditional scripts for his films. Instead, he writes complete novels which are then the basis for his filmmaking.
He says that some of his favorite filmmakers are
His—extremely divisive—work has been connected to a recent French
cinéma du corps/cinema of the body, encompassing contemporary films
Claire Denis ,
Marina de Van ,
Gaspar Noé ,
Diane Bertrand , and
His 2011 film
Hors Satan premiered in the
Un Certain Regard section
at the 2011
Cannes Film Festival
Dumont is an atheist.
La vie de Jésus
* Paris (1993) * P\'tit Quinquin / Li'l Quinquin (1993) * Marie et Freddy / Marie and Freddy (1994)
INTERVIEWS AND ARTICLES
* Kinok 14 September 2003
* Film de Culte (French)
* Village Voice 30 March 2004
* Cineuropa 23 May 2006
* Fluctuat 1 March 2012 (French)
* Premiere 28 August 2006 (French)
* Telerama 2 September 2006 (French)
* DVDrama 24 September 2006 (French)
* Film de Culte September 2006 (French)
* Photos of
* ^ "Festival de Cannes: Humanité". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved
* ^ "Festival de Cannes: Flanders". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved
* ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 3 October 2006.
* ^ Palmer, Tim (2011). Brutal Intimacy: Analyzing Contemporary
French Cinema, Wesleyan University Press, Middleton CT. ISBN
* ^ Quandt, James, "Flesh "> Access date: 10 July 2008.
* ^ "Festival de Cannes: Official Selection". Cannes. Archived from
the original on 15 May 2011. Retrieved 2011-04-16.
* ^ "Cannes film festival 2011: The full lineup". guardian.co.uk.
London. 14 April 2011. Retrieved 2011-04-16.
* ^ "Berlinale Competition 2013: Another Nine Films Confirmed".
berlinale. Retrieved 2013-01-11.
* ^ "French Director
10. Bruno Dumont's "Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc"; http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/joan-of-arc-as-a-young-singing-girl-on-the-plains-bruno_us_5970d513e4b0d72667b05ed4