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Bertrand Bonello, born in 1968, lives between Paris and Montréal. He came to cinema via music. His first feature film, Something Organic (1998), was presented at the Berlin Festival (Panorama). The Pornographer (2001), his second feature along with Jean-Pierre Léaud, was selected for International Critics’ Week at Cannes and won the FIPRESCI prize. Bertrand Bonello imposes his singular voice and world with Tiresia (2003), in Competition at the Festival de Cannes. In 2005 he returns to Cannes with a short, Cindy, the Doll is Mine. He continues making music and, in 2007, releases My New Picture: an album to accompany a film presented at the Locarno Festival. In 2008, On War, a feature starring Mathieu Amalric, Asia Argento and Guillaume Depardieu was selected for the Directors’ Fortnight.
Films presented in Cannes
- 2011 - L'APOLLONIDE - SOUVENIRS DE LA MAISON CLOSE (HOUSE OF TOLERANCE) - In Competition Director, Music
- 2005 - CINDY, THE DOLL IS MINE - Out of Competition Director, Screenplay
- 2003 - TIRESIA - In Competition Director, Screenplay
Member of the Jury
- 2009 - Cinéfondation & Short films - Member