”By filming the daily life of a child in a nursery, I wish to attempt to give rise to cinema with a less than three years actor. I wish to try to create a story without words about the time of early childhood. Just to try to film what happens when we are not there.” –Joachim Lafosse
Joachim Lafosse (born 18 January 1975, Uccle) is a Belgian film director and screenwriter. Lafosse studied at the IAD (Institut des arts de diffusion) at Louvain-la-Neuve between 1997 and 2001. His graduation film Tribu, a 24-minute short, won the best Belgian short subject category at the 2001 Namur Film Festival. His first full length feature, Folie Privée (2004), won the FIPRESCI award at the Bratislava International Film Festival., and the semi-autobiographical Ça rend heureux (2006) took the Grand Prix at the 2007 Premiers Plans d’Angers festival. 2006 also saw the release of Nue Propriété, starring Isabelle Huppert and brothers Jérémie and Yannick Renier, which debuted at the Venice Film Festival where it was nominated for the Golden Lion and won a SIGNIS award. His latest film is Élève libre.
His 2012 film Loving Without Reason competed in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. —Wikipedia