French, b. 1975 in Paris, based in Paris.
Emmanuel Lefrant´s films are all self-produced and exclusively shot on celluloid. His films reveal the invisible “secret forms” of emulsion through unconventional methods. Like an alchemist, he exposes his films to acids, subsurface oxides or severe weather. The resulting aesthetics is simultaneously disquieting, organic, abstract and compelling. In 2000, he founded with Nicolas Berthelot, Alexis Constantin and Stéphane Courcy the Nominoë collective, creating performances that have been played in the Centre Pompidou in Paris or at the Edinburgh International Film Festival.
Le Pays dévasté, 2015
Parties visible et invisible d’un ensemble sous tension, 2009
All Over, 2001
Illustrations: from Parties visible et invisible d’un ensemble sous tension, Emmanuel Lefrant, 2009 / 16 mm / color / w. sound / 7' 00. Courtesy Light Cone.