Mike Figgis op IFFR
Mike FIGGIS (1948, UK) was born in Carlisle, England, but moved that same year to Nairobi, Kenya, where he lived until he was eight years old. Back in England he started playing trumpet and guitar with various rock-'n-roll bands. Figgis studied music in London for three years. In 1980, Figgis formed his own theatre company, The Mike Figgis Group, and began creating multimedia productions, making extensive use of film. Figgis directed his first feature film The House in 1984. His feature film Leaving Las Vegas (1995) won several awards, including an Academy Award for Nicolas Cage for Best Actor.
(selection) The House (1984, TV), Stormy Monday (1988), Internal Affairs (1990), Women & Men 2: In Love There Are No Rules (1991, TV, co-dir), Liebestraum (1991), Mr. Jones (1993), The Browning Version (1994), Leaving Las Vegas (1995), Flamenco Women (1997, doc), One Night Stand (1997), The Loss of Sexual Innocence (1999), Miss Julie (1999), Time Code (2000), Hotel (2001), The Battle of Orgreave (2001), Ten Minutes Older: The Cello (2002, segment), Cold Creek Manor (2003), Co/Ma (2004, doc, co-dir), The 4 Dreams of Miss X (2007, short), Love Live Long (2008)