Bruno Dumont directed his first feature film at the age of thirty-eight: La vie de Jésus (1996), shot in Bailleul, where he was born. This film earned him immediate acclaim: it was selected for the Director's Fortnight, winning a Caméra d'Or Special Mention. Creating demanding, singular and raw works of cinema, Bruno Dumont returned to Cannes in 1999, in Competition, with L'humanité. He was awarded the Grand Prix and a double Best Performance prize for two of the films non-professional actors.
Bruno Dumont moved away from Northern France to shoot Twenty-nine Palms in the Californian desert, a road movie that was selected for the Venice Mostra in 2003. In 2006, Flandres, a harsh film about the devastation caused by war, received the Grand Prix at the Festival de Cannes.
- President Caméra d'Or, 2008
FRANCEIn Competition - Feature Films, 2021Director, Screenplay, Editing
JEANNEUn Certain Regard, 2019Director, Editing
MA LOUTEIn Competition - Feature Films, 2016Director, Screenplay, Editing
HORS SATANUn Certain Regard, 2011Editing, Director, Screenplay
FLANDRESIn Competition - Feature Films, 2006Screenplay, Director
L’HUMANITEIn Competition - Feature Films, 1999Director, Screenplay
LA VIE DE JÉSUSCinémas en France, 1997Director
JEANNE(JOAN OF ARC) Un Certain Regard, 2019
FLANDRES(FLANDERS) In Competition - Feature Films, 2006
L’HUMANITEIn Competition - Feature Films, 1999
LA VIE DE JÉSUSCinémas en France, 1997