British films are praised throughout the world for many different reasons, whether it be the quality of the screenplays, the skills of British actors, their “dandy-like” charm and quirkiness or their taste for nonsense, balanced with row realism…Wherever one goes, British films are always one step beyond.
Within the tradition of British multi-faceted cinema, Tom Hooper will give a masterclass about his already prestigious career.
At 13, Tom Hooper directed his first short films. During his Film Studies at Oxford University, he joined the Dramatic Society. His first professional short film, Painted Faces, was broadcast on Channel 4 and shown at the London Film Festival.
After working in television as a director, he directed Red Dust, his first feature film, followed by Longford. When asked by Tom Hanks, he directed Elizabeth I and John Adams, which won several Emmy Awards. He went on to direct The Damned United and The King’s Speech for which he received the Oscar for Best Director in 2011. A year later, Les Misérables was awarded several Oscars and Golden Globes. He is currently working on The Danish Girl, an adaptation of David Ebershoff’s novel.
The master class is FREE and will take place on Saturday 29th November at 11 am – Studio 28 – 10, rue Tholozé, 75018 Paris.
Practical Information :
Festival – 24 – 30 November 2014
7 Avenue de Clichy – 75017 Paris
M° Place de Clichy
6 euro for a single ticket