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19TH edition 11 TO 19 NOVEMBER 2022

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Leos Carax

Director, screenwriter

France

November 20, 2022

Biographie

Leos Carax began his career in cinema as a film critic and the director of several short films. He established his audacious, rule-breaking visual style with his first feature, Boy Meets Girl, in 1984, then made Bad Blood, with which he continued to explore the complexities of love in the modern world, and which was selected for the Berlin International Film Festival. In 1991, he released the critically acclaimed Lovers on the Bridge. His next film, an adaptation of Herman Melville’s Pierre, or The Ambiguities, titled Pola X, saw him move into increasingly experimental territory.
Carax’s Holy Motors was a sensation at the 2012 Festival de Cannes when it was selected for the Official Competition; his most recent film is the multi-award- winning Annette, for which he won Best Director Awards from the Festival de Cannes, among numerous other prizes.
Leos Carax began his career in cinema as a film critic and the director of several short films. He established his audacious, rule-breaking visual style with his first feature, Boy Meets Girl, in 1984, then made Bad Blood, with which he continued to explore the complexities of love in the modern world, and which was selected for the Berlin International Film Festival. In 1991, he released the critically acclaimed Lovers on the Bridge. His next film, an adaptation of Herman Melville’s Pierre, or The Ambiguities, titled Pola X, saw him move into increasingly experimental territory.
Carax’s Holy Motors was a sensation at the 2012 Festival de Cannes when it was selected for the Official Competition; his most recent film is the multi-award- winning Annette, for which he won Best Director Awards from the Festival de Cannes, among numerous other prizes.

Annette (2021) Best Director , Festival de
Cannes; Best Director , Prix César Awards;
Prix Douglas Sirk Award, Festival du Film de Hamburg Film
Festival; Best Director , Prix Lumière Awards
Gradiva (short ; 2014)
*Holy Motors (2012)—Award of the Youth
Festival de Cannes; Best Film Cahiers du Cinéma;
Best International Feature , Festival
International du Film de Chicago International Film Festival
42 One Dream Rush (short ; 2010)
*Tokyo! (segment; 2008)
*My Last Minute (short ; 2006)
*Pola X (1999)
*Sans titre (short ; 1997)
*The Lovers on the Bridge (1991)
*Bad Blood (1986)—Prix Louis Delluc; Alfred
Bauer Award, CICAE Award Honorable Mention, Berlinale
*Boy Meets Girl (1984)—Award of the Youth /
Festival de Cannes
*Strangulation Blues (short ; 1980)