Claude Renard

Claude Renard was an apprentice of Eddy Paape, for whom he first worked as an assistant and then as his replacement. He led the R-Workshop (comic strip) from 1972 to 1984 and the magazine Le Neuvième Rêve from 1977 on. He contributed to the discovery of Schuiten, Andreas, Berthet, Cossu, Sokal, Swolfs… and in 1983,… Continue reading Claude Renard

Benoit Sokal

A generation later, «Canardo» is the worthy heir to Raymond Macherot’s stylish sleuth, «Chaminou». Except for the fact that Canardo’s world is infinitely blacker, gloomier and fatally doomed: apart from the bad guys, all the characters in the series are total losers. Beyond Benoît Sokal’s black humour, there is, hidden under Canardo’s trench coat of… Continue reading Benoit Sokal

Hong-jin Na

In 2008, the BIFFF team came across THE CHASER and, to be fair, there was quiet a panic: how could a self-proclaimed fantastic film festival program a thriller, even if it’s a masterpiece? The a okinswer was simple: by creating a thriller competition… There you go, it’s because of the young prodigy Na Hong-jin that… Continue reading Hong-jin Na

Chan-Wook Park

Let’s first thank Hitchcock for having made Vertigo, because without this film the young Chan-wook Park would have missed his vocation. Imagine a world without his legendary revenge trilogy. No Sympathy for Mr Vengeance, no Old Boy and even less Lady Vengeance. Quentin Tarantino, a fanatical fan of Old Boy, wouldn’t have sung his praises… Continue reading Chan-Wook Park

Caroline Munro

Caroline Munro met James Bond twice ( Casino Royale and The Spy Who Loved Me ), played Vincent Price’s dead wife in The Abominable Dr. Phibes, was the muse of the Hammer Studios in Dracula A.D. 1972 and Captain Kronos : Vampire Hunter. Caroline Munro seems to have had a ringside seat to all the… Continue reading Caroline Munro

Neil Jordan

Starting from his debut feature, the political thriller Angel ( 1982 ), this talented Irishman showed he was a directing force to be reckoned with. It didn’t take long for him to establish himself as one of the leading directors of our time. Neil Jordan gathered no less than 13 Oscar nominations and won the… Continue reading Neil Jordan

Syd Mead

A former designer for Ford Motor Company, U.S. Steel, and Philips Electronics. After establishing himself as a ‘Futurist’ consultant, Mead has visualized technology and products for companies like Sony, Chrysler, Mechanix Illustrated, and Playboy. Syd’s movie designs have appeared in classics as STAR TREK : THE MOTION PICTURE, 2010, BLADE RUNNER and SHORT CIRCUIT. He… Continue reading Syd Mead