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 Stanley Kubrick,
Ingmar Bergman, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Roberto Rossellini, and Abbas
Kiarostami. He is frequently considered an artistic heir to Robert
His—extremely divisive—work has been connected to a recent French
cinéma du corps/cinema of the body, encompassing contemporary films
by Claire Denis, Marina de Van, Gaspar Noé, Diane Bertrand, and
François Ozon, among others. According to Tim Palmer, this trajectory
includes a focus on states of corporeality in and of themselves,
independent of narrative exposition or character psychology. In a
more pejorative vein, James Quandt has also talked of some of this
group of filmmakers, as the so-called New French Extremity.
His 2011 film
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)[permanent dead link]
Telerama 2 September 2006 (French)
DVDrama 24 September 2006 (French)
Film de Culte September 2006 (French)
^ "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.
^ Quandt, James, "Flesh & Blood: Sex and violence in recent French
cinema", ArtForum, February 2004  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
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Films directed by Bruno Dumont
Life of Jesus Humanité Twentynine Palms Flanders Hadewijch Hors Satan Camille Claudel 1915 P'tit Quinquin Slack Bay Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc
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