Gaspar Noé (Spanish: [gasˈpaɾ noˈe]; French: [ɡas.paʁ nɔ.e]; born 27 December 1963) is an Argentine independent filmmaker based in Paris, France. He is the son of Argentine painter, writer, and intellectual Luis Felipe Noé. He has directed seven feature films: I Stand Alone (1998), Irréversible (2002), Enter the Void (2009), Love (2015), Climax (2018), Lux Æterna (2019), and Vortex (2021).
|Born||27 December 1963|
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Noé was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. His father Luis Felipe Noé is of Spanish, Italian, and French-Basque descent while his mother, Nora Murphy is of Irish and Spanish descent. He has a sister named Paula. He lived in New York City for one year[when?] as a child, and his family emigrated to France in 1976, to avoid the tense, dangerous political situation in Argentina at the time. Noé graduated from Louis Lumière College in France.[when?]
His work has been strongly associated with a series of films defined as the cinéma du corps/cinema of the body, which according to Tim Palmer share an attenuated use of narrative, generally assaulting and often illegible cinematography, confrontational subject material, a treatment of sexual behavior as violent rather than mutually intimate, and a pervasive sense of social nihilism or despair.
Noé often breaks the fourth wall by directly addressing the audience through the use of confronting, and sometimes strobing, typography that aims to "disrupt and disturb" the viewer, similar to the typographical methods practised by Jean-Luc Godard.
The films of Stanley Kubrick are one source of inspiration for Noé, and he occasionally makes references to them in his own works. Noé stated in the September 2012 edition of Sight & Sound magazine that seeing 2001: A Space Odyssey at the age of seven changed his life, without which experience he would never have become a director.
His trademarks from films are known for Noe's cameos, dizziness visuals, experimenting camera movements, strobing lights and text, long takes, almost casting amateur and non-actors, unsimulated sex scenes, controversially extreme violence, divisive subject matter, opening "end" credits, and unique split-screen.
|1998||I Stand Alone||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|2009||Enter the Void||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
- Tintarella di luna (1985)
- Pulpe amère (1987)
- Carne (1991)
- Une expérience d'hypnose télévisuelle (1995)
- Sodomites (1998)
- We Fuck Alone (1998) segment of Destricted
- Intoxication (2002)
- Eva (2005)
- SIDA (2008) segment of 8
- Ritual (2012) segment of 7 Days in Havana
- Shoot (2014) segment of Short Plays
- Animal Collective - "Applesauce"
- Arielle – "Je Suis si Mince"
- Bone Fiction – "Insanely Cheerful"
- Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – "We No Who U R"
- Placebo – "Protège-Moi"
- SebastiAn – "Love in Motion"
- Thomas Bangalter – "Outrage" and "Stress" (both from the Irréversible soundtrack)
- SebastiAn – "Thirst"
Other production creditsEdit
|1985||El exilio de Gardel (Tangos)||Assistant Director|
|1996||La Bouche de Jean-Pierre||Cinematographer|
|1998||Good Boys Use Condoms||Camera Operator|
Regarding most of his films with the exception of I Stand Alone and Vortex, were more polarizing or controversial due to its heavily portrayal of graphic violence and sexual content as more audiences were leaving the theater in disgust, and his career gradually turns diluted. Noé stated jokingly: "I must be doing something wrong. I have to take a long holiday and rethink my career."
As a result of return to form for Noe, Vortex became Noe's first film to earn a "Certain Fresh" from Rotten Tomatoes.
|1991||Avignon Film Festival||Prix Tournage||Carne||Won|
|Cannes Film Festival||SACD Award||Won|
|1994||Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival||Minami Toshiko Award / Critic's Award||Won|
|1998||Cannes Film Festival||Mercedes-Benz Award||I Stand Alone||Won|
|Namur International Festival of French-Speaking Film||Golden Bayard||Nominated|
|Molodist International Film Festival||Best Full-Length Fiction Film||Nominated|
|Sitges Film Festival||Best Film||Nominated|
|Sarajevo Film Festival||FIPRESCI Prize||Won|
|Sitges Film Festival||Best Screenplay||Won|
|Stockholm Film Festival||Bronze Horse||Nominated|
|1999||Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema||Best Film||Nominated|
|2001||Boston Underground Film Festival||Best of Festival||Won|
|2002||Cannes Film Festival||Palme d'Or||Irréversible||Nominated|
|Stockholm Film Festival||Bronze Horse||Won|
|2004||Bodil Awards||Best Non-American Film||Nominated|
|2009||Cannes Film Festival||Palme d'Or||Enter the Void||Nominated|
|Sitges Film Festival||Special Prize of the Jury||Won|
|2018||Cannes Film Festival||Art Cinema Award||Climax||Won|
|Sitges Film Festival||Best Film||Won|
|2022||Dublin International Film Festival||Best Film||Vortex||Won|
|San Sebastián International Film Festival||Zabaltegi-Tabakalera Prize||Won|
|Ghent International Film Festival||Grand Prix for Best Film||Won|
|International Istanbul Film Festival||Golden Tulip for Best Film / FIPRESCI Prize||Won|
- Ransome, Noel (28 February 2019). "French Director Gaspar Noé on America's Fear of the Penis". Vice. Retrieved 21 October 2019.
- "Exclusive Q&A: Director Gaspar Noe's View of The Cusp of Death As Detailed in Enter The Void". Huffington Post. 31 October 2010.
- PremiereFR (7 May 2010). "Enter the Void : Gaspar Noé réagit aux critiques" (Video upload). Youtube. Google, Inc. Archived from the original on 21 December 2021. Retrieved 26 July 2012.
- Palmer, Tim (2011). Brutal Intimacy: Analyzing Contemporary French Cinema, Wesleyan University Press, Middleton CT. ISBN 0-8195-6827-9.
- "A soul drifting in neon limbo". Eye Magazine. Retrieved 12 June 2017.
- "The 2012 Sight & Sound Directors' Top Ten". Sight & Sound: 69. September 2012. unknown ID 9-770037-480090. Archived from the original on 11 August 2012. Retrieved 12 August 2012.
- "Gasper Noe - Part 3". Vice. 13 October 2010. Archived from the original on 10 October 2014. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
- "The Auteurs: Gaspar Noé". Cinema Axis. 29 August 2015. Retrieved 5 February 2017.
- Leigh, Danny (13 November 2015). "Interview: Gaspar Noé". Financial Times. Retrieved 20 November 2021.
Noé still doesn’t have a French passport but after his parents fled the Argentine junta when he was 13, he finds real meaning in his adopted country’s free speech
- Zigler, Brianna (27 September 2021). "Vortex is an Absorbing, Despairing Portrait of Aging". Paste. Retrieved 20 December 2021.
- "Gaspar Noé: 'Six people walked out of Climax? No! I usually have 25%'". the Guardian. 22 May 2018. Retrieved 31 March 2022.
- "YUBARI INTERNATIONAL FANTASTIC ADVENTURE FILM FESTIVAL'94". yubarifanta.com. Archived from the original on 18 July 2011. Retrieved 19 September 2009.
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