Arnaud des Pallières
(France)

After studying literature and working as an actor and stage director, Arnaud Des Pallières (born 1961) studied film at La Fémis, where he directed his first short films. The seminal moment in his film career, however, seems to have been the conference by Gilles Deleuze “Qu’est-ce que l’acte de creation ?/ What is the act of Creation?” which he filmed with Arnaud Dauphin in 1987. He did his first feature film in 1996: Drancy Avenir, a historical, poetic and philosophical inquiry on the Holocaust. He then did two medium-length films for television: Is Dead (Incomplete Portrait of Gertrude Stein) (1999), a free "portrait" on Gertrude Stein, and Disneyland, My Old Home (2001), a journey to the land of Mickey created in the form of a nightmare in the dark days of childhood. His second feature film, Adieu (2003) with Michael Lonsdale, Aurore Clément, Laurent Lucas, Olivier Gourmet, crosses several stories, profiling a painful inhospitable France, indifferent to the plight of illegal immigrants sent to their home countries. Park, adapted from a novel by John Cheever, is his third feature film. Arnaud des Pallieres is the writer and editor of his films. He is currently working on an adaptation of the famous Heinrich von Kleist's novel Michael Kohlhaas.

Filmography
The Memory of an Angel
France, 1989
Le Jardin du Bonheur
France, 1991
Before After
France, 1993
The Red Stuff
France, 1994
Drancy Avenir
84´, France, 1997
Is dead ou Portrait incomplet de Gertrud Stein
47´, France, 2000
Disneyland, mon vieux pays natal
46´, France, 2002
Adieu
124´, France, 2003
Parc
109´, France, 2008
Diane Wellington
10´, France, 2010
Poussières d'Amérique/ American Dust
100´, France, 2011
Michael Kohlhaas
France, 2012

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