Eugène Green

Eugène Green


What interests me when I film a human being is his interiority, what is hidden in normal everyday life, and which the cinema has the possibility of making apparent and conceivable to the spectator.    


Eugène Green was born in North America. In 1969 he moved to Paris, where he studied Literature, Languages, History and Art History. In 1977 he founded the Théâtre de la Sapience. His first film, TOUTES LES NUITS (1999), was released in theatres in 2001 and won the Prix Louis Delluc. LE MONDE VIVANT (2003) was selected at the Directors’ Fortnight at Festival de Cannes. His short film LE NOM DE FEU was presented for the first time in 2002 at Locarno Festival. In 2004 he made a third feature film, LE PONT DES ARTS, which premiered at Locarno Film Festival. In 2005 he directed the short film, SIGNES, presented in the Official Selection at the Festival de Cannes and in 2006 at Locarno Festival. Another short film, CORRESPONDANCES, is part of a triptych MEMORIES (with other two film directors, Harun Farocki and Pedro Costa), commissioned by the Jeonju Film Festival in South Korea and presented at the Locarno Festival, in 2007, where it won the Special Jury Award. In 2009 he directed his first film in Portugal, A POTUGUESE NUN. His feature LA SAPIENZA (2014) was presented at Toronto Film Festival and Locarno Film Fesitval, THE SON OF JOSEPH (2016) premiered at Berlinale Film Festival. He is also a writer and has published novels, plays, essays, stories and poems. His most recent film is HOW FERNANDO PESSOA SAVED PORTUGAL (2018).

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