EuroFipa d’honneur // Dan Franck
Each year, the EuroFipa of Honour recognises a leading figure in the European audiovisual industry for his or her outstanding career. This year, the prize is awarded to Dan Franck for his exceptional work, and notably for his latest creation, The Adventurers of Modern Art, an episode of which will be shown on this occasion.
Dan Franck is a novelist, essay writer, and screenwriter for film and télévision. He received the Prix du premier roman (First Novel Prize) for Les Calendes grecques in 1980. This was followed by some 15 novels (La Séparation, 1991 Renaudot Prize), not to mention the eight-volume series, Les Aventures de Boro. He has also written historical accounts and essays.
In addition, Dan Franck is the author of more than 20 film and television screenplays. His script for Yves Boisset’s Jean Moulin won a prize in Biarritz in 2001, and at Fipa 2009, he received an award for Laurent Heynemann’s Un homme d’honneur.
His series are full of life, with his signature of powerfully vivid characters. In 2010, he and Olivier Assayas co-wrote the script for Carlos (Arte, Golden Globe for best miniseries or teleplay). In 2012, he was behind the storyline for the Les Hommes de l’ombre series (Frédéric Tellier, France 2). And in 2014, he created Résistance (TF1). Netflix chose him as showrunner for its new series Marseille, a fiction on the city’s political undercurrents.
His trilogy published by Grasset – Bohèmes, Libertad, Minuit – inspired the The Adventurers of Modern Art series that has breathed new life into art documentaries through living paintings created by combining archives, animation, glass painting, gouache, and paper cut-outs in a unique way to portray the personal lives of the artists who founded modern art with fantasy and poetry.
By invitation, and for pass and ticket holders. Limited seating.
Date : 21 January 2016
Heure : 19:30Lieu : Casino Municipal - Théâtre