A graduate of the directing department of La Fémis, he has directed numerous documentaries and short films that have been distributed internationally. In 2011, his first feature film, La Dette, won numerous festival awards (Best Supporting Actor at the Polish Film Festival, Hollywood Eagle Award at the Los Angeles FF, Best Actor Award at the Montreal World, nominated for Best Foreign Film at the Chicago PFFA and at the Camerimage festival). He is currently finishing the post-production for Arte and INA of a 6 x 52 min documentary series on the survivors of the Algerian war. Herbert. A Barbarian in the Garden, was selected at the Millenium Docs Against Gravity in Warsaw, the PFFA in Chicago and the Mescalito FF in Rome.
Herbert. A Barbarian in the Garden
Zbigniew Herbert is one of the major humanist figures of the 20th century. Since the publication of his first collection, Rope of Light, in 1956, he became one of the most appreciated poets in Europe. His work, which draws on the heritage of ancient civilizations to highlight the bonds of a common European identity, played [...]