Date of Birth:21 April 1951, Engis, Wallonia, Belgium
Trademarks:Often works with Fabrizio Rongione, Jérémie Renier and Olivier Gourmet. Hand-held camera. Characters often use bikes or bicycles. Stories revolving around poor characters who are struggling to make money. Father/son relationships. Doesn't use score. Strong sense of morality; focuses on themes such as consciousness raising, forgiveness and redemption Movies often end with a character lending a hand to another Leading characters are in basically every frame of the movie Films are set in Seraing, Liege, the town where he was born and raised.
When his daughter goes missing from their prairie town east of France, Alain and his young son, Kid, head out to find her. The journey takes the men to some far-off and unsettling places in what begins to feel like an endless quest.
A doctor attempts to uncover the identity of a patient who died after she refused her treatment.
A discontented Parisian teenager in search of a father with and as his, respectively, callous and gentle alternative paternal options, and as his single mother.
There was nothing in her background to prepare Loïe to become the toast of the Folies Bergères in Paris and stages across the world. Then she created the 'Serpentine Dance'... 1887. After the death of her gold prospector father, 25-year-old Marie-Louise leaves her life in the American West to join her mother in New York and pursue her heart's dream - becoming an actress. One night on stage, becoming tangled in her long dress, she avoids falling by spinning the fabric in a graceful, magical gesture: the "Serpentine Dance" is born. The audience - shocked, then overwhelmed - calls out for more. Marie-Louise has become Loïe Fuller. She embarks on a new, hectic life, leaving New York, where imitators try to steal her radical innovations, for Paris. At the Folies Bergères, she dazzles the capital, and illustrious admirers fall at her feet. Toulouse Lautrec, the Lumière Brothers, Rodin... the Electric Fairy becomes an icon, the blazing symbol of a generation. But fame isn't all. An encounter.
Romeo Aldea (49), a physician living in a small mountain town in Transylvania, has raised his daughter Eliza with the idea that once she turns 18, she will leave to study and live abroad. His plan is close to succeeding - Eliza has won a scholarship to study psychology in the UK. She just has to pass her final exams - a formality for such a good student. On the day before her first written exam, Eliza is assaulted in an attack that could jeopardize her entire future. Now Romeo has to make a decision. There are ways of solving the situation, but none of them using the principles he, as a father, has taught his daughter.