Jean Painlevé

Born 1902, Paris, France. Died 1989, Neuilly-sur-Seine, France.
Filmmaker and biologist Jean Painlevé shot his first films for the French Academy of Sciences. He specializes in underwater biology, working on the Parisian art scene at the same time (with Jacques-André Boiffard and Eli Lotar, most notably). L'Hippocampe (1933), Barbe-Bleu (1936), and Vampire (1945) usher in a new genre of film where the aesthetics of the image and the soundtrack build on the scientific content.
  • Institutional partners

    • République Française
    • Région Provence Alpes Côté d'Azur
    • Département des Bouches du Rhône
    • Arles
    • Le Centre des monuments nationaux est heureux de soutenir les Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles en accueillant des expositions dans l’abbaye de Montmajour
  • Main partners

    • Fondation LUMA
    • BMW
    • SNCF
    • Pernot Ricard
    • Kering
  • Media partners

    • Arte
    • Lci
    • Konbini
    • Le Point
    • Madame Figaro
    • France Culture