Samuel Bollendorff is a French film director, producer and screenwriter. He was born in Paris in 1965 and studied film at the prestigious La Fémis film school in Paris. Bollendorff has written and directed many critically acclaimed feature films, documentaries and television shows.
Bollendorff's first feature film, "The Black Room," was released in 1999 to both critical and commercial success. The film tells the story of a man who is haunted by his past and must confront his demons in order to move forward in life. The film won several awards and was nominated for twelve César awards, including Best Director and Best Film.
In 2003, Bollendorff directed "The Son," a psychological drama about a family in crisis. The film was well-received and earned Bollendorff his second César nomination for Best Director.
Bollendorff's next feature film, "Nocturne," was released in 2006. The film tells the story of an obsessive musician who is struggling to make a living in the music industry. The film was nominated for the Grand Prix at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival.
Bollendorff's most recent feature film, "The Other Side of the Door," was released in 2016. The film follows a mother who is trying to come to terms with the death of her son by opening a door between her and the afterlife. The film was well-received and earned Bollendorff his third César nomination for Best Director.
In addition to his work in feature films, Bollendorff has also worked in television. He has directed episodes of the popular series "Engrenages," "Le Bureau des Légendes" and "La Mante."
Bollendorff is also an accomplished producer. He has produced several French films and television shows, including "The Son" and "Nocturne."
Samuel Bollendorff is one of France's most acclaimed filmmakers. He is known for his unique visual style and his ability to tell compelling stories with a limited budget. His films have earned him numerous awards and accolades, and he continues to make a lasting mark on the French film industry.