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Bertrand Bonello

Bertrand Bonello

Highest Rated: 90% Titane (2021)

Lowest Rated: 33% The Pornographer (2001)

Birthday: Sep 11, 1968

Birthplace: Nice, France

Born in the picturesque landscape of Nice, France, Bertrand Bonello began his career not as a filmmaker, but as a musician. Bonello entered the business with a classical background, having begun playing the piano at the age of five. By his adult life, he was fronting the underground rock band Coven, and working with major names in the French pop world, including the legendary Françoise Hardy. By the mid-'90s, however, Bonello was ready for a change. He entered the film industry with the short "Qui je suis" (1996). Soon, he was jumping in completely with the full-length feature "Something Organic" (1998). Before long, Bonello's films were competing in the prestigious lineups of the Cannes Film Festival. His controversial drama "The Pornographer" (2001) won Cannes' International Critics Week Prize, and he was at the festival promoting the Palme d'Or nominated "Tiresia" (2003) when his daughter Anna Mouchette was born to his wife, cinematographer Josée Deshaies. Critics associated Bonello's arch themes and jarring filmmaking techniques with the New French Extremity movement, and he would continue pushing the boundaries throughout his increasingly high-profile career. He received greater exposure than ever with his conceptual biopic of French designer Yves Saint Laurent, "Saint Laurent" (2014), a film that found him working with a bigger budget than he ever had before.

Highest rated movies

90% Titane

Photos

SAINT LAURENT, director Bertrand Bonello, on set, 2014. ©Sony Pictures Classics

Filmography

Movies

Credit
87% 60% The Beast Director,
Screenwriter,
Music,
Producer,
Screenwriter
$414.0K 2023
82% No Score Yet Coma Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 2022
80% No Score Yet The Dam Screenwriter - 2022
90% 85% Titane Le père d'Alexia (Character) $1.3M 2021
86% 54% Zombi Child Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer,
Original Music
$25.9K 2019
82% 58% Nocturama Director,
Writer
- 2016
62% 40% Saint Laurent Director,
Screenwriter,
Original Music
$47.7K 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Portrait of the Artist Bertrand (Character),
Original Music
- 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rouge Unknown (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ingrid Caven: Music and Voice Director - 2012
83% 63% House of Tolerance Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer,
Original Music
$19.3K 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Crítico Self - 2008
No Score Yet 0% On War Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer,
Executive Producer,
Original Music
- 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cindy: The Doll Is Mine Director,
Writer
- 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Grand Sons Original Music - 2004
No Score Yet 62% Tiresia Director - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Adventures of James and David Director,
Screenwriter,
Original Music,
Original Music
- 2002
33% 39% The Pornographer Director,
Writer
- 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Something Organic Director,
Writer
- 1999