Joachim Lafosse

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Joachim Lafosse
Joachim Lafosse in December 2010
Born (1975-01-18) 18 January 1975 (age 44)
Uccle, Belgium
Nationality Belgian
Occupation Film director, screenwriter

Joachim Lafosse (born 18 January 1975) is a Belgian film director and screenwriter.


Lafosse studied at the IAD (Institut des arts de diffusion) at Louvain-la-Neuve between 1997 and 2001. His graduation film Tribu, a 24-minute short, won the best Belgian short subject category at the 2001 Namur Film Festival.[1] His first full-length feature, Folie Privée (2004), won the FIPRESCI award at the Bratislava International Film Festival.,[2] and the semi-autobiographical Ça rend heureux (2006) took the Grand Prix at the 2007 Premiers Plans d'Angers festival. 2006 also saw the release of Nue Propriété, starring Isabelle Huppert and brothers Jérémie and Yannick Renier, which debuted at the Venice Film Festival where it was nominated for the Golden Lion and won a SIGNIS award.[3] The film received the André Cavens Award for Best Film by the Belgian Film Critics Association (UCC). For his film Private Lessons (Élève libre), he was nominated for two Magritte Awards in the category of Best Director and Best Screenplay.[4]

His 2012 film Loving Without Reason competed in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.[5][6] The film was selected as the Belgian entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar at the 85th Academy Awards, but it did not make the final shortlist.[7] It was nominated for seven Magritte Awards, winning four, including Best Film and Best Director for Lafosse.[8]



  1. ^ Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur archive
  2. ^ 2004 Bratislava International Film Festival at
  3. ^ Venice Film Festival 2006
  4. ^ Élève libre information at Rotterdam International Film Festival website
  5. ^ "2012 Official Selection". Cannes. Retrieved 21 April 2012.
  6. ^ "7 Days in Havana officially selected for Cannes Film Festival 2012". katniss. Retrieved 21 April 2012.
  7. ^ "" A perdre la raison " représentera la Belgique pour l'Oscar du " Meilleur film en langue étrangère "". Radio Télévision Belge Francophone. 14 September 2012. Retrieved 14 September 2012.
  8. ^ ""A perdre la raison" grand gagnant des "Magritte du cinéma" 2013 avec quatre récompenses". La Libre Belgique (in French). 2 February 2013. Retrieved 3 February 2013.

External links

  • Joachim Lafosse on IMDb
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