Frédéric Fonteyne

Frederic Fonteyne, an IAD graduate, started directing short features more than 20 years ago, for which he received numerous awards: Bon anniversaire Sergent Bob ( 1988 ), Les Vloems ( 1989 ), La modestie ( 1991 ) and Bob le déplorable ( 1993 ).A couple of years later, he started to direct feature films with actors like Jan Hammenecker and Alfredo Pea in Max et Bobo ( 1997 ) and with Nathalie Baye and Sergi Lopez in An Affair of Love ( 1999 ). The latter was shown at the Venice Film Festival, where Nathalie Baye won an Award for Best Female Interpretation. Next came the adaptation of Gilles’ Wife ( 2004 ), a novel by Madeleine Bourdouxhe, starring Emmanuelle Devos, Clovis Cornillac and Laura Smet, which was also screened at the Venice Film Festival and awarded with the Art & Essai prize. His fourth feature, Tango Libre, stars François Damiens, Sergi Lopez, Jan Hammenecker and Anne Paulicevich.