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51st Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

José Varela

He studied architecture; he became an actor and a filmmaker. He directed three feature films: Mamaïa, Money-Money and La Déménageuse, shown and awarded in Cannes, locarno and Hyères. Money Money was a failure. This film was about the power of money and consumer society. He stopped cinema when May 68 events to get involved in revolutionary adventures. He got back to work for TV. He was a reporter for fifteen years and directed documentaries and fictional series. He wrote screenplays and novels. He lives in France; after Drick and phil Météor, Rivière Salée was his third novel.