Bertrand Bonello is a French film director, screenwriter, producer and composer. His background is in classical music, and he lives between Paris and Montreal. His work has also been associated with the New French Extremity. His film The Pornographer won the FIPRESCI prize at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival. Tiresia was nominated for the Palme d'Or at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival.