A Conversation with actor-director Jean-Marc Barr
A Conversation with actor-director Jean-Marc Barr. We will have a chance to review Jean-Marc Barr's approach to film over many years from when he began working with Luc Besson and Lars Von Trier to becoming a director in his own right. He is known for his work on The Big Blue, Breaking the Waves, Europa, Dogville , Nymphomanic 2 and Big Sur among others. The event includes the closing night Awards party with wine. beer, cheese and music.
Barr began working in theatre in France in 1986. After finding work in television (including a small role in Hotel du Lac (1986), the BBC's version of the Booker prize-winning novel by Anita Brookner), and film, (in particular Hope and Glory (1987) by John Boorman), he was cast in the tremendously successful The Big Blue (1988) alongside Rosanna Arquette and Jean Reno.
In 1991, he starred in Danish director Lars von Trier's Europa, marking the beginning of a long friendship (he is the godfather of von Trier's children) as well as a significant professional relationship. He went on to appear in von Triers Breaking the Waves (1996), Dancer in the Dark (2000), Dogville (2004), Manderlay (2005), The Boss of It All (2006) and Nymphomaniac (2013).
His collaboration with von Trier put him on track to start directing his own work. He debuted in 1999 as a director, screenwriter and producer with the intimate love story Lovers. The film became the first part of a trilogy; the films that followed were the drama Too Much Flesh (2000) and the comedy Being Light (2001), which he co-directed with Pascal Arnold.
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