Bertrand Bonello was born in 1968. His first feature film, Something Organic (1998), was presented at the Berlin International Film Festival in the Panorama section. The Pornographer (2001) was presented in La Semaine de la Critique at the Festival de Cannes, where it won the FIPRESCI Prize. His next several films were shown at Cannes: Tiresia (2003) was in the Official Competition; On War (2008) in the Directors’ Fortnight; House of Tolerance (2011) in the Official Competition and was nominated for eight César Awards; and Saint Laurent (2014), also in the Official Competition, and represented France at the Academy Awards and was nominated for ten César Awards. After Nocturama (2016), Zombi Child (2019) was shown in the Directors’ Fortnight, and Coma (2022) was presented in competition at the Berlinale, where it won the FIPRESCI Prize. His last film, The Beast (2023), premiered in Competition at the Venice Film Festival.