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Réalisateur/trice

Jean-Christophe Klotz

France

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Né le 14 avril 1962 à Washington DC (USA).

Réalisateur, Directeur de la photo, Auteur compositeur, il est diplômé du Centre de Formation des Journalistes (CFJ – section reporter) et licencié en Sciences économiques et en Sciences de l’information et de la communication. Reporter de guerre, il a réalisé de nombreux documentaires et reportages pour la télévision. Kigali, des images contre un massacre est son premier documentaire destiné au grand écran.
En 2006, il se lance dans la préparation de son premier long métrage de fiction : LIGNES DE FRONT (2009 – 35 mm – Color – 95min), sélectionné au festival de Locarno 2009 (Suisse).

English

Born in 1962 in Washington D.C., Jean-Christophe Klotz grew up in France. He studied economics, information sciences and communication in Paris: he graduated from the Education Center for Journalists (CFJ – Section TV reporter) and then worked as an investigative political journalist. He has covered Rwandan affairs extensively and in 1994 suffered severe wounds there. War reporter, he directed several documentaries for television. Alongside his career as a reporter, he attended several courses in scriptwriting and directing actors in Paris and New York, before starting to make documentary films that have been very well received, such as Amnesty contre amnésie (2001), Zita Cabello, une femme contre l’oubli (2003), and Chine/Etats-Unis, la course à l’or noir (2007). In 2006 he made Kigali: des images contre un massacre, for which he returned to the places on which he had reported in 1994. The film won the Etoile d’or for Best Documentary from the Syndicat de la presse du cinéma français, and was selected for Critics’ Week at Cannes. Kigali, des images contre un massacre is his first documentary meant for the big screen.

LIGNES DE FRONT (2009 – 35 mm – Color – 95min), selected at Locarno 2009 (Suisse), is his first feature film.