2016-07-14

Director Bio 


After completing her undergraduate studies in History of Art at the Ecole du Louvre and the Sorbonne in Paris, Emilie Berteau also studied Cinema at the Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts in Beirut and earned a Masters in Documentary Film at Paris 7 - Denis Diderot University (with honors).

Berteau first met with Antonio Seguí in 2000 when studying History of Art in Paris. She decided to work on a portrait of the artist. Cuando sea grande is her first film. It was released at the Cultural Center of La Recoleta in Buenos Aires and several museums of South America during the retrospective of Seguí’s work (2007). It was also screened in Paris at the Maison de l’Amérique Latine (2007) and selected to compete in the 25th Tehran International Short Film Festival (2008).

In 2014, she co-directed with Julien Voinot the short film called 34. Shot in black and white, the film is a tribute to German New Objectivity. It was released at the Palais des Beaux-arts of Lille as part of MusicVideoArt (2014), also shown at the 61th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen (2015), and selected to compete in the Bogotá Short Film Festival / BOGOSHORTS (2015) and the festival IV VARTEX in Medellín (2016).

Emilie Berteau directed her third film called 88, a full-length feature documentary film, capturing the journey of a pilgrim from Shikoku in Japan.

2007   Cuando sea grande (When I Grow Up)
Direction : Emilie Berteau
Executive production : Candela
Category : Documentary
Synopsis : This is a portrait of the Argentinean artist Antonio Seguí who lives and works in the suburbs of Paris. Although a solitary man, the artist is surrounded by his friends and his collection of African and Pre-Columbian art as well as by his paintings wrought with a sense of perpetual movement…

2014   34
Direction and production : Emilie Berteau and Julien Voinot
Distribution : Heure Exquise !
Category : Experimental
Synopsis : A man climbs slowly and inexorably up the steps of a staircase, attracted by a
deceptive light.

2016   88
Direction and production : Emilie Berteau
Category : Documentary
Synopsis : Boarding for the island of Shikoku in southern Japan, in the footsteps of the pilgrimage of the great Kōbō-Daishi. Shot in POV, the film engages the viewer in a mystical odyssey.

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