Laurent Lucas

After attending a one-man show in Paris, Laurent Lucas got addicted to theatre. It didn’t take long for him to get drawn in by French cinema. In 2000, he was nominated for the Césars as Best Male Promise for Haut les Coeurs. He then went on tour with theatre pieces by Marivaux and Harold Pinter,… Continue reading Laurent Lucas

Julia Ducournau

It’s fascinating to follow Julia Ducournau’s trajectory which led to her feature debut Grave. As the daughter of a gynecologist and a dermatologist, she became familiar with all possible transformations of the human body at an early age. Her favourite director is David Cronenberg and especially his movie Crash about the sexuality of mutilated corpses,… Continue reading Julia Ducournau

Lloyd Kaufman

In 1971, Kaufman met his future partner Michael Herz at Yale. The Troma Universe was born in 1974 with a series of highly original, raunchy comedies. These movies, independent precursors to such later smash hits as National Lampoon’s Animal House and Porky’s, did well financially, although Kaufman continued to work on such outside productions as… Continue reading Lloyd Kaufman