Noël Mitrani

Noël Mitrani

Canada

Biography

Born in Toronto from French parents, he went back to France age of 5. A graduate of History and Philosophy at the Sorbonne, and for some time a press illustrator, Noël Mitrani entered cinema as a writer. He directed his first short film AFTER SHAVE in 1999, a comedy set in a suburban supermarket. Three other short films followed, the last of which LES SIENS addresses the confusion possible between dream and reality. In 2005, Mitrani established his own production company, StanKaz Films, and produced his first feature length film SUR LA TRACE D'IGOR RIZZI, a black comedy starring Laurent Lucas and Isabelle Blais. His second picture THE KATE LOGAN AFFAIR is a dark and mysterious thriller starring Alexis Bledel playing a psychologically unstable police woman. His third picture, THE MILITARY MAN, is a drama starring Laurent Lucas playing a former French soldier who fought in Afghanistan. His life is marked by his split cultural identity, French and Canadian, and this, along with his fascination for the 1970s and his compulsion to depict solitary figures fighting to overcome their torments, has found its way into his work.

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