Michel Fessler grew up in Senegal, which greatly inspired his passion for cinema. At the age of 20, he opens two arthouse cinemas in his city, and later directs documentaries on cinema, literature and art for FRANCE 3 and LA CINQ/ARTE. He subsequently becomes a successful writer for TV series and films.
Michel Fessler is credited with multiple participations as writer or co-writer for French and international feature and animation films. Three films he collaborated on have been nominated at the Oscars: FARINELLI, RIDICULE and LA MARCHE DE L’EMPEREUR. The latter won the Oscar for Best Documentary.
Today, he is an accomplished screenwriter who has written and/or co-written more than thirty films of different genres.
THE WAY TO HAPPINESS | CO-DIRECTOR | 2021
LE PORTRAIT INTERDIT | DIRECTED BY CHARLES DE MEAUX | 2017
UN JUIF POUR L’EXEMPLE | DIRECTED BY JACOB BERGER | 2015
BORN | DIRECTED BY CLAUDIO ZULIAN | 2014
TERRE DES OURS | DIRECTED BY GUILLAUME VINCENT | 2014
AFRICAN SAFARI 3D | DIRECTED BY BEN STASSEN | 2014
MA BONNE ÉTOILE | DIRECTED BY JACOB BERGER | 2012
J’IRAI AU PAYS DES NEIGES | DIRECTED BY JOËL FARGES | 2011
GIBIER D’ÉLEVAGE | DIRECTED BY RITHY PANG | 2011
AO, LE DERNIER NEANDERTAL | DIRECTED BY JACQUES MALATERRE | 2010
LOUIS XV, LE SOLEIL NOIR | DIRECTED BY THIERRY BINISTI | 2009
VERSAILLES, LE RÊVE D’UN ROI | DIRECTED BY THIERRY BINISTI | 2008
UN BARRAGE CONTRE LE PACIFIQUE | DIRECTED BY RITHY PANH | 2008
LE SACRE DE L’HOMME | DIRECTED BY JACAQUES MALATERRE | 2007
SERKO | DIRECTED BY JOËL FARGES| 2006
MAN TO MAN | DIRECTED BY RÉGIS WARGNIER | 2005
LA MARCHE DE L’EMPEREUR | DIRECTED BY LUC JACQUET | 2005
T’CHOUPI | DIRECTED BY JEAN-LUC FRANÇOIS | 2004
L’ODYSSÉE DE L’ESPÈCE | DIRECTED BY JACAQUES MALATERRE | 2003
AU SUD DES NUAGES | DIRECTED BY JEAN-FRANÇOIS AMIGUET | 2003
QUAND TU DESCENDRAS DU CIEL | DIRECTED BY ERIC GUIRADO | 2003
L’ENFANT QUI VOULAIT ÊTRE UN OURS | DIRECTED BY JANNIK HASTRUP | 2002
HANUMAN | DIRECTED BY FRÉDÉRIC FOUGEA | 1998
IMUHAR | DIRECTED BY JACQUES DUBUISSON | 1997
RIDICULE | DIRECTED BY PATRICE LECONTE | 1996
BÊTE DE SCÈNE | DIRECTED BY BERNARD NISSILE | 1996
LE CENSEUR DU LYCÉE D’ÉPINAL | DIRECTED BY MARC RIVIERE | 1996
FARINELLI | DIRECTED BY GÉRARD CORBIAU | 1995
L’AFFUT | DIRECTED BY YANNICK BELLON | 1992
L’ANNÉE DE L’ÉVEIL | DIRECTED BY GÉRARD CORBIAU | 1991
A former critic and director of episodes on cinema at the RTBF (Belgian Radio-television of the French Community), Henri Roanne-Rosenblatt was born in Vienna in 1932 and has become a naturalised citizen of Belgium.
Together with Gérard Valet, he directed the feature films CHINE (1971), and MOI, TINTIN (Selection Cannes Film Festival).
Expert A2 at the European Commission, he initiated, alongside Holde Lhoest, the PROGRAMME MEDIA. He is a member of the board of directors of the CINÉMATHÈQUE ROYALE DE BELGIQUE.
He was a member of the board of directors of the reading committee of FONSPA (FILM FUND LUXEMBOURG). For this contribution, he was awarded the “médaille de Chevalier d’Ordre grand-ducal de la Couronne de Chêne” (Order of the Oak Crown) for “his contribution and activities in favour of the development of European and in particular Luxembourgish cinema”.
He was “chargé de mission” at the Belgian Ministry cabinet for French Culture (for the creation, alongside Henry Ingberg, of the Audiovisual Service – now Audiovisual Direction) and presided over the Selection Commission for films of the French Community. He was a teacher at the University of Liège, in charge of a course on the economy of cinema.
Between 2018 and 2019, Henri Roanne-Rosenblatt hosted conferences on the Kindertransporte entitled L’EXODUS DES ENFANTS in schools and community centres in Washington, San Antonio (Texas), Eupen, Genval, Herbestal and Cologne in particular.
He is the author of two novels: LA VIE CACHÉE DE TINTIN (Filipson Édition, 2005) and LE CINÉMA DE SAÜL BIRNBAUM (Genèse Edition, 2013). He collaborates with Michel Fessler for the cinematic adaptation of the latter novel produced by IRIS PRODUCTIONS.
THE WAY TO HAPPINESS | CO-WRITER | 2021
MOI TINTIN | CO-DIRECTOR| 1976
CHINE | CO-WRITER| 1971
LA VIE CACHÉE DE TINTIN | WRITER | 2005
LE CINÉMA DE SAÜL BIRNBAUM | WRITER | 2013