Bertrand BONNELO

France director
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Bertrand Bonello was born in Nice in 1968. He alternates between music and cinema. In 1996, he directed an original documentary, “Qui je suis”, based on the work of Pier Paolo Pasolini.

His first feature film, “Quelque chose d’organique” (1998), was presented at the Berlinale (Panorama). “Le pornographe” (2001), starring Jean-Pierre Léaud, was invited to Critics’ Week in Cannes and won the FIPRESCI prize. In 2003, “Tiresia” was selected in Competition at the Cannes Festival. La Quinzaine des réalisateurs screened “De la guerreé in 2008. éL’Apollonide – Souvenirs de la maison closeé (2011) was in competition at the Cannes Festival and has been selected in eight categories at César. “Saint Laurent” (2014), also in competition at Cannes, represented France at the Oscars and received ten César nominations.

That same year, Bertrand Bonello organised an exhibition at the Centre Pompidou and released an album, Accidents. He continues to direct short films and music: “Cindy, the Doll” is Mine (2005), in Official Selection at Cannes, “My New Picture” (2007), “Where the Boys Are” (2010), “Ingrid Caven, musique et voix” (2012), all presented at Locarno; “Sarah Winchester, opéra fantôme” (2016), created for the 3rd stage of the Paris Opera.

“Nocturama”, his seventh feature film, was released in 2016. In 2019, “Zombi Child” was selected at La Quinzaine des réalisateurs. “Coma” was presented in competition at the Berlinale in 2022 (Encounters selection). It was awarded the FIPRESCI prize.


  • La Bête 2023
  • Coma 2022
  • Zombi Child 2019

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