Sébastien Betbeder

Sébastien Betbeder

France

Something original, magic and indestructible like a pact happens when one of the protagonists faces the screen and addresses the audience.

Sébastien Betbeder was born in 1975 in Pau, in the west south of France. After passing his degree in the Ecole des Beaux Arts de Bordeaux, he joined Le Fresnoy, The National Studio of Contemporary Arts. He has directed films since 1999, writes features for the radio channel France Culture and taught in the Art and Design School of Geneva from 2008 to 2011. His films LA VIE LOINTAINE (2008), YOSHIDO (LES AUTRES VIES) (2010), LES MAINS D'ANDREA (2011) and 2 AUTUMNS, 3 WINTERS (2013) have screened at the Festival Paris Cinema. His film NIGHTS WITH THEODORE (2012) won the FIPRESCI Prize at San Francisco IFF and 2 AUTUMNS, 3 WINTERS won the Special Jury Award at Torino IFF. His short film INUPILUK won 3 awards at the Clermont-Ferrand ISFF in 2014. In 2016, his film JOURNEY TO GREENLAND was part of the ACID selection at Cannes IFF.