Film director

Born in 1969 in Lausanne, Jean-Stéphane Bron is a graduate of the Ecole cantonale d’Art in Lausanne (ECAL). After Connu de nos services in 1997 and La Bonne conduite in 1999, in 2003 he directed the film Le génie helvétique, a major success in Swiss cinema. His documentaries have gained attention in both Europe and the United States, where they have been awarded numerous prizes, notably the New York Times Original Vision Prize for La bonne conduite in 1999. In 2006, Jean-Stéphane Bron made his first fictional film, Mon frère se marie, which was selected at the Locarno Festival and nominated for the Swiss Cinema Prize. It was also the object of a remake in the USA with Robert de Niro, Susan Sarandon, Diane Keaton and Robin Williams. He went on to direct Cleveland contre Wall Street, which was presented at the Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes and awarded the César for the Best Documentary in 2010. Three years later, L’Expérience Blocher was highly acclaimed at its release in 2013. L’Opéra, his 6th full-length film, was awarded the Grand Documentary Prize at the Moscow Festival and the Best Documentary Prize at the Swiss Film Awards.