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Bruno Dumont

Bruno Dumont

Bruno Dumont (b. 1958, Bailleul, France) entered the film industry as a self-taught filmmaker. He gained international attention with his feature debut The Life of Jesus (La vie de Jésus, 1997). His provocative works have placed him among contemporary French filmmakers opting for a personal aesthetic style and unsettling subject matter, whose pictures evoke controversy with their naturalistic, taboo-defying approach. His films have been shown at prestigious festivals (incl. Karlovy Vary) and have won numerous awards: Humanity (L’humanité, 1999), Twentynine Palms (2003), Flanders (Flandres, 2006), Hadewijch (2009), Outside Satan (Hors Satan, 2011) and Camille Claudel 1915 (2013). Li’l Quinquin (P’tit Quinquin) was his first comedy and first TV project and, after its successful screening during Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes, it was also presented at KVIFF 49 in 2014.

Source: Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2016

Selected filmography

see also: Directors, Scriptwriters