José Luis Guerin

One often says of Cat­a­lan film­maker José Luis Gue­rin that he makes the films of the ­future. With every new pic­ture he ­explores the edge of cin­ema and tries to give it a ­deeper mean­ing. His first film, Los Moti­vos de Berta (1983), was pre­sented at the fes­ti­vals of Rot­ter­dam, ­Locarno, Lon­don, Chi­cago, ­Montréal, Lis­sa­bon… Continue reading José Luis Guerin

Robert Dornhelm

In 1960, Romanian director Robert Dornhelm (Timisoara, 1947) emigrated to Austria. He studied film at the Academy in Wien and, between 1967 and 1975, made some hundred documentaries for the Austrian television. 1976 saw his debut as a film director. Kinder der Theaterstrasse, with Grace Kelly as leading actress, was nominated for an Oscar. His… Continue reading Robert Dornhelm

Alex De La Iglesia

Alex de la Iglesia is without a doubt the most prominent Spanish genre cinema director. And that started in the nineties with his long feature debut Accion Mutante ( closing film Bifff 1993 ), a delirious mix of black comedy, science-fiction and gore. This is the start of a successful and versatile international career, with… Continue reading Alex De La Iglesia

Serg Dupire

Young Canadian actor Serge Dupire is already a veteran of more than forty cinematic and theatrical productions. He made his debut in 1978 in Jean-Claude Lord’s Eclair au chocolat. In the following years he appeared in films such as Le Crime d’Ovide Plouffe (Denis Arcand, 1983), La Femme de l’hôtel (Lea Pool, 1983), L’Ile (François… Continue reading Serg Dupire

Abdelkrim Bahloul

Algerian filmmaker Abdelkrim Bahloul (Rebahia, 1950) made his entry in the world of movies with his short La cellule (1975), which was awarded with the Grand Prix du festival des jeunes auteurs of Belfort. His first long feature Le thé à la menthe, with Dominique Pinon and Chafia Boudra, saw the light in 1984. Together… Continue reading Abdelkrim Bahloul

Patrick Quinet

After studying directing at the INSAS ( 1987-1991 ), Patrick Quinet began working as an assistant stage manager, production manager and first assistant director. In 1992, he founded Artemis Media, which became Artemis Productions two years later. Since 2001, Patrick Quinet is chairman of the Union of French Film Producers ( UPFF ). In this… Continue reading Patrick Quinet

George Sluizer

In 1971, Dutch director George Sluizer shot his first feature film in Brazil : Joao and the Knife. This was followed by Twice a Woman, starring Bibi Andersson and Anthony Perkins. He received international recognition in 1988 with the award-winning feature Spoorloos, which was the Dutch Oscar entry in 1989. Three years later he directed… Continue reading George Sluizer

Lewis Gilbert

Lewis Gil­bert began his ­career in the film world as a child actor, but he ­learned the ­tricks of the trade as ­Hitchcock’s assist­ant direc­tor. In 1944, Gil­bert ­started work­ing at the Gau­mont Brit­ish Instruc­tional Film Unit, where he made short films. He ­became known by direct­ing patri­otic war ­movies like Reach for the sky… Continue reading Lewis Gilbert

Robert Englund

Born in Hollywood, California in 1947, Robert Englund seemed destined for a career on the silver screen. But his first acting success was in the theatre. As a young man, he became known as a fine interpreter of Shakespeare’s clowns and starred in the hit musical Godspell. In the seventies, he made the transfer to… Continue reading Robert Englund