Tuesday, 4th Dec | 8:30 pm | duration: 1h30
The author, director, and filmmaker Christophe Honoré, will be the special guest of the 41stPoitiers Film Festival and lead the Film Lesson on transmission, which is at the heart of his film Plaire, aimer et courir vite (Official Selection of the 71stCannes Festival).
Born in Brittany, Christophe Honoré published several books for young readers in the nineties, then four novels with Les Éditions de l’Olivier. He collaborated on a number of screenplays before directing his first movie in 2002, Seventeen Times Cécile Cassard.
On stage, he has directed three of his own plays: Les Débutantes (1998), Beautiful Guys (2004) and Dionysos Impuissant (2005) and adapted Angelo, Tyran de Padoue, by Victor Hugo for the Avignon Festival in 2009. His plays La Faculté and Un jeune se tue were directed by Éric Vigner and Robert Cantarella in 2012. That same year, he staged the first production of Nouveau Roman which revolves around key figures of the Nouveau Roman movement. More recently, Christophe Honoré staged the first production of Fin de L’Histoire, around the work of Witold Gombrowicz at the Théâtre de La Colline in Paris. He is currently working on Les Idoles, his new play that pays tribute to several artists who died of AIDS. The play will be performed in January 2019 at the Théâtre de l’Odéon and in December at the TAP.
For the opera, he has directed Dialogues des carmélites (2013) by Poulenc, Pelléas et Mélisande by Debussy (2015) and Don Carlos by Verdi (2018) at the Lyon Opera. In 2016, he presented a production of Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte at the Aix-en-Provence Festival.
In autumn 2017, he published a new novel with Le Mercure de France, Ton père.