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Gaspar Noé

Gaspar Noé

Argentine director, screenwriter, cinematographer and film producer
Gaspar Noé
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Intro Argentine director, screenwriter, cinematographer and film producer
A.K.A. Gaspar Noe
Is Film director Screenwriter Film producer Actor Film editor Film actor Cinematographer
From Argentina France
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 27 December 1963, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Age 56 years
Star sign Capricorn
Residence Paris, France
Family
Father: Luis Felipe Noé
Spouse: Lucile Hadžihalilović
Genre:
Art film
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Biography

Gaspar Noé ([gasˈpaɾ noˈe]; [ɡas.paʁ nɔ.e]; born December 27, 1963) is an Argentine filmmaker based in Paris, France. He is the son of Argentine painter, writer and intellectual Luis Felipe Noé. He has directed five feature films: I Stand Alone (1998), Irréversible (2002), Enter the Void (2009), Love (2015), and Climax (2018).

Early life

Noé was born in Argentina. He lived in New York City for one year as a child, and his family emigrated to France in 1976, to avoid the tense, dangerous political situation in Argentina at the time. Noé graduated from Louis Lumière College in France.

Artistry

His work has been strongly associated with a series of films defined as the cinéma du corps/cinema of the body, which according to Tim Palmer share an attenuated use of narrative, generally assaulting and often illegible cinematography, confrontational subject material, a treatment of sexual behavior as violent rather than mutually intimate, and a pervasive sense of social nihilism or despair.

Noé often breaks the fourth wall by directly addressing the audience through the use of confronting, and sometimes strobing, typography that aims to "disrupt and disturb" the viewer, similar to the typographical methods practised by Jean-Luc Godard.

Three of his films feature the character of a nameless butcher played by Philippe Nahon: Carne, I Stand Alone and, in a cameo, Irréversible.

Influences

The films of Stanley Kubrick are one source of inspiration for Noé, and he occasionally makes references to them in his own works. Noé stated in the September 2012 edition of Sight & Sound magazine that seeing 2001: A Space Odyssey at the age of seven changed his life, without which experience he would never have become a director.

Noé also cites the 1983 Austrian serial killer film, Angst, by Gerald Kargl, as a major influence.

Personal life

Noé is an atheist. He is married to filmmaker Lucile Hadžihalilović. Though an Argentinian and Italian citizen through his parents, Noé has spent the entirety of his professional career in France. However, contrary to some reports, he is not a French citizen.

Awards

Year Award Category Title Result
1991 Avignon Film Festival Prix Tournage Carne Won
Cannes Film Festival SACD Award Won
1992 Fantasporto Best Film Nominated
1994 Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival Minami Toshiko Award / Critic's Award Won
1998 Cannes Film Festival Mercedes-Benz Award I Stand Alone Won
Namur International Festival of French-Speaking Film Golden Bayard Nominated
Molodist International Film Festival Best Full-Length Fiction Film Nominated
Sitges Film Festival Best Film Nominated
Sarajevo Film Festival FIPRESCI Prize Won
Sitges Film Festival Best Screenplay Won
Stockholm Film Festival Bronze Horse Nominated
1999 Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema Best Film Nominated
2001 Boston Underground Film Festival Best of Festival Won
2002 Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or Irréversible Nominated
Stockholm Film Festival Bronze Horse Won
2004 Bodil Awards Best Non-American Film Nominated
2009 Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or Enter the Void Nominated
Sitges Film Festival Special Prize of the Jury Won
Best Film Nominated
2018 Cannes Film Festival Art Cinema Award Climax Won
Sitges Film Festival Best Film Won
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