After spending a regrettable night in a coffin, Bertrand reviews his life and decides to withdraw to a remote, mysterious place, the Kingdom. He is welcomed by Uma, for whom the attaining of pleasure and joy amounts to a war to be waged against the modern world. –Quinzaine des Réalisateurs
Bertrand was born September 11, 1968, in Nice, France.
Bertrand Bonello trained as a classical musician and played in an orchestra, accompanying Carole Laure and Françoise Hardy, among others, on tours and in the recording studio. He composed music for short films (including his own) as well as for commercials. His first feature film was Quelque chose d’organique (Something Organic) (1998), a co-production of France and Canada which was presented at the Berlin Festival (Panorama). Bonello moved to Montreal, Canada in 1991. He lives between Paris and Montreal.
Le pornographe (2001) won the FIPRESCI prize at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival. Tiresia (2003) was nominated for the Palme d’Or at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival.
His work has been associated with the New French Extremity. –Wikipedia
FNC '11 Strange yet mesmerizing film from Bertrand Bonello. A filmmaker looking for a 'real' experience winds up at a commune of sorts and gives himself over to finding pleasure in life and nature. Cast is game with several of the most interesting actors of the time; Mathieu Almaric, Asia Argento, Elina Lowensohn, and the late Guillaume Depardieu. Interesting use of music and film (Cronenberg, Coppola).