Jean-Claude Brisseau

Jean-Claude Brisseau

Still: Céline
Jean-Claude BRISSEAU (1944-2019, France) taught French before he started making films on an amateur basis. He went on to work for INA (Institut Nationale de l’Audiovisuel), which also produced his debut film. The oeuvre that followed concentrated on themes such as violence, morality, Catholicism, mysticism and the irrational. In France, his films are alternately denounced and applauded. In 2003, Rotterdam honoured him as Film Maker in Focus. The Girl From Nowhere (2012) received the Golden Leopard at the Locarno Film Festival. Brisseau passed away at the age of 74, in his hometown Paris, on 11 May 2019.

Filmography

(selection) La croisée des chemins (1975, short), La vie comme ça (1978-1981), Les ombres (1981, TV), L’échangeur (1981, short), Un jeu brutal/A Brutal Game (1983), De bruit et de fureur/The Sound and the Fury (1987), Noce blanche/White Wedding (1989), Lettre de cinéaste (1990, short), Céline (1991), L’ange noir/The Black Angel (1994), Les savates du bon Dieu/Workers for the Good Lord (2000), Choses secrètes (2002), Les anges exterminateurs/The Exterminating Angels (2006), À l’aventure (2008), La fille de nulle part/The Girl from Nowhere (2012), Que le diable nous emporte (2018)

Jean-Claude Brisseau op IFFR