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Christophe Bisson
France 2013 / 20’
L. Cohen Postcards from the Verge

In Liquidation, the director of Sfumato, screened in last year's Lost Lost Lost section at NH, uses his character to deconstruct the art of the old masters. Arnaud, in a series of impatient strokes of a pen, covers up reproductions of famous paintings. Who is the artist? Is he aware of the transgression being committed? Bisson observes the creative process in close-ups. Its effect is palimpsest, the beauty of which we anxiously succumb to.

Agnieszka Szeffel

Christophe Bisson

Christophe Bisson is a French filmmaker and Artist. After studying philosophy at the Sorbonne University in Paris, he devoted himself to painting. He had exhibitions in many places in Europe and New York. He directed in 2007 his first documentary film, White Horse, with the American filmmaker Maryann De Leo. It had its premiere at the 2008 Berlinale. Then Christophe Bisson made a series of experimental films shown Art galleries and festivals. His film, Road Movie, which was totally self-produced, was shot in a mental health institution. His work is on the line between visual arts and documentary films. In 2016 his first feature film, Sfumato (Lost Lost Lost 2018), was shown at Cinéma du Réel in Paris. His new film Noli me tangere (2019) was shown at FidMarseille.

Selected filmography

2007 White Horse (doc. short)

2011 Road Movie (short)

2013 Into the World (Au monde) (short)

2016 Sfumato

2016 Silêncio

2019 Noli me tangere