Asif Kapadia is renowned for his aesthetic sense and has always been interested in characters who live as outcasts in extreme conditions. Born in London in 1972, he studied film at the Royal College of Art, where he brought attention to himself with his short film The Sheep Thief (1997). Selected in Poitiers, this film won the second prize at Cannes Festival’s Cinéfondation. Afterwards, he wrote and directed his debut feature, The Warrior, which won two BAFTAs. He went on with Far North (2004), shot in the Arctic and shown at Venice Film Festival. In 2010, he directed Senna, a documentary acclaimed by the international critique about Formule One racing driver Ayrton Senna, followed by Amy, which was selected in Cannes in 2015 and won an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature in 2016. He is now finishing his documentary on the football icon Maradona. He recently directed two episodes of the new David Fincher produced TV series Mindhunter for Netflix.

Birthday Evening

Amy + The Sheep Thief + Q&A Session
documentary | 2015 | 2h07
Dec, 3th | 6 pm | TAP théâtre

Far North
fiction | 2009 | 1h29
Dec, 4th | 9 pm | TAP Castille
Dec, 5th | 4.30 pm | TAP Castille

documentary | 2011 | 1h44
Dec, 6th | 8.30 pm | TAP Castille
Dec, 7th | 4.30 pm | TAP Castille