Leos Carax

Leos Carax
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Carax at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival
BornAlex Christophe Dupont
(1960-11-22) 22 November 1960 (age 56)
Suresnes, Hauts-de-Seine, France
OccupationFilm director, critic, screenwriter, actor


Alex Christophe Dupont (given birth to 22 November 1960), most widely known seeing that Leos Carax (France: [leɔs karaks]), is a France film movie director, critic, and article writer. Carax is observed for his poetic design and his tortured depictions of like. His first main function was Boy Fits Female (1984), and his significant works consist of Les Amants du Pont-Neuf (1991) and Holy Motors (2012). His professional name can be an anagram of his true name, ‘Alex’, and ‘Oscar’.

Early life

Leos Carax was created Alex Christophe Dupont in Suresnes, Hauts-de-Seine, a commune in the suburbs of Paris, France. His mom is definitely American and his dad French.


He began his film profession with some short films, so that as a film critic, before he released Son Meets Young lady (1984). That piece founded Carax's status for an adult visual style. In addition, it saw the 1st grouping of Carax with Denis Lavant and cinematographer Jean-Yves Escoffier. He adopted the piece with Mauvais Sang (actually 'Bad Bloodstream' but mainly referred to as 'The night time is youthful') in 1986, which alienated a few of his viewers, but the function continuing to explore the complexities of like in today's world, this time around through a darker, even more criminal viewpoint. The task was obviously an homage to French New Influx movie theater, and his usage of such stars as Juliette Binoche demonstrated a coming in contact with tribute to his affects, specifically Jean-Luc Godard. The film was moved into in to the 37th Berlin International Film Event.Five years later on, Carax returned to directing with Les Amants du Pont-Neuf, which became a pricey undertaking as Parisian authorities granted him just 10 days where he could film in Pont Neuf. His preliminary reaction to the issues of filming on the public bridge have been to create a style of the bridge locally of Lansargues, in Southern France. Nevertheless, on the initial time of filming Denis Lavant harmed his thumb significantly, which pressed the movie back again by per month. Following financial difficulties additional pushed filming more than a a lot longer period than designed. The movie premiered to vital acclaim and opened up the entranceway for Carax to get into even more experimental waters along with his 4th feature, Pola X. That film, released in 1999, was an version of Herman Melville's story of incest, Pierre: or, The Ambiguities.Carax' film in 2012, titled Holy Motors celebrities his regular collaborator, Denis Lavant. The film competed for the Palme d'Or in the 2012 Cannes Film Event.Carax is defined to direct Annette, a music-filled crisis feature film compiled by Sparks and starring Adam Drivers.

Selected filmography

Movie director Strangulation Blues (1980) - Brief Boy Meets Female (1984) Mauvais Sang (1986) Les Amants du Pont-Neuf (1991) Sans Titre (1997) - Brief Pola X (1999) Tokyo! (2008) - Portion "Merde" Holy Motors (2012) Professional Ruler Lear (1987) THE HOME (1997) THE PROCEDURE (2003) 977 (2006) Mister Depressed (2007) Holy Motors (2012)

Further reading

Leos Carax by Fergus Daly and Garin Dowd. Released by Manchester College or university Press, 2003, ISBN 0-7190-6315-9.