JEAN-PAUL SALOMÉ | Guest CINEMANIA 2020
FILMMAKERAt the age of eleven, Jean-Paul Salomé decided to become a director, but it was only after passing a scientific baccalaureate and studying cinema at the Sorbonne University that he stopped his studies and worked as an intern with Claude Lelouch, who hired him on the set of his film LES UNS ET LES AUTRES. He then directed two documentaries L'HEURE D'AIMER and LA PETITE COMMISSION, both selected in numerous festivals. After a first experience of feature film for television, he directed LES BRAQUEUSES then RESTONS GROUPÉS. Since 2001, Jean-Paul Salomé has devoted himself to making ambitious, big-budget films, including the first, BELPHÉGOR, which revisits the myth of the famous ghost of the Louvre. To investigate this mystery, the filmmaker called on Sophie Marceau, an actress he would direct again six years later in LES FEMMES DE L'OMBRE. In 2010, Jean-Paul Salomé directed his first English-language film, LE CAMÉLÉON, about the true story of an impostor camped out by young Canadian actor Marc-André Grondin. With his new film DARONNE, the director offers this time an explosive farce practising self-mockery in which he brilliantly exploits the incredible comic talent of Isabelle Huppert.
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