Nicolas Boone (France)

Just graduated from Les Beaux-­Arts de Paris in 2001, Nicolas Boone directed shootings/performances, “films for once” without any recording system: his work constantly stands between direction and video recording –when, sometimes, the “simple” act of shooting makes the film itself. His work takes various forms: series (BUP, 2007/2008), feature film (codirected with Olivier Bosson: 200%, 2013), short films –sometimes gathered together to compose a whole program (Les Dépossédés, 2012)...
The Vivo Art Center, in Vancouver, presented a complete retrospective of Nicolas Boone’s work in 2011. His films were selected in many international film festivals, and often awarded, such as Bailu Dream (2013;; shown in IFFRotterdam, in IndiesLisoa and in IFFJeonju this year) and Hillbrow (2014), selected in FID Marseille (France), the IFF Indies in Sao Paulo (Brazil), the IFF in Clermont-­Ferrand (France), the IFF Entrevue in Belfort (France), where it received 3 awards (Audience, One+One and Camira Prizes), the Festival du Nouveau Cinema/FNC in Montreal (Canada), where it received the grand prize (Loup argenté), the Lago Film Festival (Italy), where it won the First Prize of the Jury. In France, it also received the Grand Prize “Scribe du cinema” in 2014. In Fall 2015, it was part of a collective exhibit in « La Galerie », Noisy-­le-­Sec (France). Psalm, shot in Senegal in 2015, had been prized in FID Marseille (Prizes of the CNAP and of the Students) and screened at the RIDM, the Viennale y other venues. Bailu Dream, Hillbrow and Psalm were screened at UnionDocs Center for Documentary Art (Brooklyn) in November 2015.

Filmography

  • Lost Movie
    2003
  • Plage de Cinéma
    2004
  • Fuite
    2004
  • Portail
    2005
  • La Nuit blanche des morts-­vivants
    2005
  • La Transhumance fantastique
    2006
  • Série BUP
    2008/07
  • Transbup
    2009
  • 200%
    2010
  • Le Rêve de Bailu / Bailu Dream
    2012
  • Les Dépossédés
    2013
  • Hillbrow
    2014
  • Psaume / Psalm
    2015
  • Las Cruces
    2018

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