Antoine De BaryDirector
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A filmmaker of contrasts par excellence, Antoine explores emotional disconnect and poetic decadence.
Camera over the shoulder, he plunges the viewer into a world inhabited by disaffected, seemingly rebellious youths, attempting to cheat boredom in the course of daytime and nighttime sprees. His film Birth of a Leader, which follows a young actor (Vincent Lacoste) previously scuttled around by life taking his first steps towards independence, was awarded the Canal+ Short Film Award at the 55th Critic’s Week at Cannes.
Exploring worlds laid bare in muted colors, he glosses the ordinary with sensuality while dissecting his characters with detachment and care. Voyeurism is never far off—neither his nor ours.