This Friday‘s spotlight ÉCU is dedicated to Quentin Dupieux – a musician, film director and writer, best known for movies RUBBER (2010), WRONG (2012) and REALITY (2014). He is also known as Mister Oizo, which is a corruption of the french oiseau, meaning the bird.
Born on April 14th in 1974 in Paris, France, Q.Dupieux stepped into film industry, when at the age of 12, he found a camera and started taking photographs. At 17, Q.Dupieux began to play music to illustrate his images, and he bought his first synthesizer. Even though he liked to see the life through camera lenses, he chose to become an electronic musician. After a long musician career, he decided to become a filmmaker, so he followed his dream and made few world-known films.
Mr. Oizo’s first feature film, STEAK (2007), was released on June 20th in 2007 in France. Next movie was called RUBBER (2011). In 2009 French Grammy-award winning electronic music band called Justice stated that they would be working on the soundtrack for RUBBER (2011), saying that: „We will finish working on the soundtrack for Mr. Oizo’s new film before we start recording for the new album’.
Another film by Q.Dupieux called WRONG COPS (2013) was produced by Realitism Films. As its website says, “It is a filthy 90 minute comedy about some disturbed cops. It is not a sequel to Wrong.” The first thirteen-minute chapter of the film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2012.
After the release of WRONG COPS (2013), Q.Dupieux started to make another movie and his latest film is called REALITĖ (2014). It is about a wanna-be director, who is given 48 hours by a producer to find the best groan of pain, worthy of an Oscar, as the only condition to back his film.
Once Quentin Dupieux said: „I want to be someone who is doing something solid. And I am doing my thing. You can like it or not, but I know that now I have a really nice group of really cool and talented actors that follow me. It’s the same for them. They have a special connection with my movies because we do these movies differently.“
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