Bertrand Bonello

France 95 min. min Documentary


Ingrid Caven was the muse and actress of Fassbinder’s films (she was also married to him for two years) and she has been working since the 70s with a successful trajectory as a singer. Her on stage style is a mix between Edith Piaf and Marlene Dietritch, and it has conquered the most varied publics. Bertrand Bonello records one of her concerts where she sings a repertoire of carefully selected pieces which includes works by Kurt Weill, the Beatles, Erik Satie or Schönberg, and texts written by herself, by Fassbinder, Hans Magnus Enzensberger and Jean-Jacques Schuhl (her husband, Goncourt prize in 2000 for a novel whose main character is a fictitious Caven). An overwhelming personality and a stage animal that joins glamour, avant-garde and cabaret in her performances.

*Catalan première


Bertrand Bonello

Bertrand Bonello born 11 September 1968 is a French film director, screenwriter, producer and composer. His background is in classical music, and he lives between Paris and Montreal. His work has also been associated with the New French Extremity.

His film The Pornographer (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 film House of Tolerance, a depiction of daily life in a fin-de-siècle Parisian bordello, premiered In Competition at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.

His 2014 film Saint Laurent competed for the Palme d’Or in the main competition section at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. The film was also selected as France’s submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 87th Academy Awards.

Filmography: Nocturama (2016), Saint Laurent (2014, D’A 2015), Où en êtes vous? (2014, D’A 2015), Ingrid Caven, musique et voix (2012, D’A 2015), Casa de tolerancia (2011, D’A 2015), Where the Boys Are (2009, D’A 2015), De la guerre (2008, D’A 2015), Cindy, the Doll is Mine (2005, D’A 2015), Tiresia (2003, D’A 2015), Les aventures de James et David (2002, D’A 2015), Le pornographe (2001, D’A 2015), Quelque chose d’organique (1998, D’A 2015).

Bertrand Bonello

Film information

Original Title: Ingrid Caven: Music and Voice
Director: Bertrand Bonello
Script: Bertrand Bonello
Contact: Bertrand Bonello
Country: France
Year: 2012
Format: DCP
Length: 95 min. min
Language: No dialogues
Edition: 2015