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Jean-Pierre Bekolo
Jean-Pierre Bekolo

Cameroon

Jean-Pierre Bekolo is a famous film director in Cameroon.


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Created: 1st Jul 2009
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Professional Information
Professional Areas:
Art
Employer:
film director
Position:
director
Working primarily in:
Cameroon

Biographical Information
Jean-Pierre Bekolo
(At a Glance)
Date of Birth: Jun/8/1966
Gender: male
Place of Origin: Cameroon

Jean Pierre Bekolo studied physics at University of Yaounde, and then he went to " l'institut national de l'audiovisuel " (INA) in France, under Christian Metz.


At his young age, has made a name for himself teaching his filmmaking style at Duke University 2003, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2001, Virginia Tech 1998.

He was nominated for a British Film Institute award in 1993, for Quartier Mozart (1992).His style is playful, comic, and sardonic. His film, Le complot d'Aristote (1996), started out as the African entry in the British Film Institute's series of films commemorating the centenary of cinema. Part meditation on the trials of African filmmaking, part action movie send-up, part parody of Aristotle's rules, part satire on Africa's preoccupation with itself, this film shows Bekolo to be an "increasingly fearless trickster."

"Aristotle's Plot" was featured at the Sundance Film Festival in January 1997. Bekolo's films have also appeared at film festivals in England, Ireland, France, India, Israel, Burkina Faso, Canada and throughout the U.S. in New York, Chicago, L.A., Washington, and Philadelphia.

The last film directed by Bekolo is 'Les saignantes" (2005)


Accomplishments
Award:

He was nominated by a British film institute award in 1996 for "Quartier Mozart" (1992)




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