Sur l’AdamantOn the Adamant
|Editing||Janusz Baranek, Nicolas Philibert|
|Sound Design||Érik Ménard|
|Producers||Céline Loiseau, Gilles Sacuto, Miléna Poylo|
Les Films du Losange
Born in Nancy, France in 1951, he studied philosophy and began his film career in the 1970s as assistant director to René Allio, Alain Tanner and Claude Goretta. Between 1985 and 1987, he directed mountaineering and other sports films for television. After making several shorts, he directed his debut feature-length documentary La Ville Louvre in 1990. His portrait of an orangutan, Nénette, screened in the Berlinale Forum in 2010. Since 2002, his films have been presented in over 100 retrospectives and tribute events around the world.
1978 La Voix de son maître (His Master’s Voice); co-director: Gérard Mordillat 1990 La Ville Louvre (Louvre City) 1995 Un animal, des animaux (Animals) 1996 La Moindre des choses (Every Little Thing) 1999 Qui sait ? (Who Knows?) 2002 Être et avoir (To Be and To Have) 2007 Retour en Normandie (Back to Normandy) 2009 Nénette 2010 La Nuit tombe sur la ménagerie (Night falls on the Menagerie); short film 2012 La maison de la Radio 2018 De chaque instant (Each and Every Moment) 2022 Sur l’Adamant (On the Adamant)
Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2023