Jean Marc BARR

International jury 2023e

Jean-Marc Barr was born in Germany to a French mother and an American father, a US Air Force officer. He studied at the UCLA and the Sorbonne, completing his drama education at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. He is best to known to U.S. audiences for his roles in Hope and Glory (1987), The Big Blue (1988), Europa (1991) and Breaking the Waves (1996) including many other independent European films. His collaboration with Danish director Lars Von Trier put him on track to start directing his own works. He debuted in 1999 as a co-director, screenwriter and producer with LOVERS, made in harmony with the Dogma 95 Manifesto. This film became the first part of a Free-Trilogy whose two subsequent parts – the drama Too Much Flesh (2000) and the comedy Being Light (2001) – that he co-directed with Pascal Arnold. Their last three films One To Another (2006), American Translation (2011) and Sexual Chronicles of a French Family (2012) have had US releases.