Bouli Lanners (b. 1965, Moresnet-Chapelle, Belgium) graduated from Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts in Liège and acted in numerous films prior to his 1995 debut as a director. His writer-director feature The Giants (Les géants, 2011) was presented in Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight and won a Magritte (Belgian national award) for Best Film. His latest attempt at direction, The First, the Last, screened at this year’s Berlin IFF in Panorama. In addition to several shorts, he also has two other features to his credit: the drama Ultranova (2004) and the tragicomedy Eldorado (2008; FIPRESCI Prize in Un Certain Regard at the Cannes IFF).
Source: Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2016