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Lukas Dhont

Lukas Dhont

  • Lukas Dhont is a Belgian director, born in Ghent in 1991.

    Lukas Dhont is one of the new faces of the young Flemish artistic avant garde. He studied film at the KASK in Ghent, creating internationally renowned short films, both fiction and non-fiction (documentaries and music videos). His work focuses on bodies and their performances, entering into conversation with the dance world (with choreographers Jan Martens and Sidi Larbi Cherakaoui), music (from Oscar & The Wolf to Sylvie Kreusch) and fashion (in 2020, he collaborated with Chanel as well as the Azzaro fashion house). His first feature film, Girl, revealed him to a wider audience. A moving portrait of a transgender ballerina, the film won multiple awards in Cannes and was nominated at the Oscars in 2018. Elegant and energetic, spectacular and sensitive, his films stage individuals in the throes of metamorphosis: in adolescence, through the quest for gender and sexuality or art. His second film, Close, won the Grand Prix at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival.

    • Short Films : Headlong (2012) – De Lucht in mijn Keel (2012) – L'Infini (2014)
    • Feature Films : Girl (2018) – Close (2022)

Their list of films

« Découvrir les films qui ont influencé un cinéaste a toujours été une manière pour moi de mieux comprendre la personne. Je voulais partager ces 50 films avec vous car ils ont eu une signification particulière pour moi à différents moments de ma vie et parce que je partage volontiers mon amour pour le cinéma. »