Philippe Grandrieux

Philippe Grandrieux is an artist working in several areas of kinetic visual arts including: documentary, feature films, performance, writing, and installation.
In 1998, he directed SOMBRE his first feature film, and had a Special Jury Mention at the Locarno Festival. UN LAC (2008) was at the 65th Venice Film Festival (2008) where he won a Special Mention in the Orrizzonti Section.

Despite The Night

A film by Philippe Grandrieux

2016 - France - Erotic Drama

English musician Lenz searches for his lover Madeleine, who has mysteriously disappeared, but tumbles into an amour fou with troubled, self-destructive Héléne. Grieving the loss of her infant son, Héléne seeks oblivion in the murky subterranean world of a brutal sex ring, followed by Lenz. A stark, elliptical, hauntingly spectral narrative with scenes of sensual abandon and raw carnality.

Un Lac

A film by Philippe Grandrieux

2008 - France - Drama

The story takes place in a country about which we know nothing: a country of snow and dense forests, somewhere in the North. A family lives in an isolated house near a lake. Alexi, the brother, is a young man with a pure heart. A woodcutter. An ecstatic, prey to epileptic fits, he is entirely opened to the nature that surrounds him. Alexi is terribly close to his younger sister, Hege. Their blind mother, their father, and their little brother are the silent witnesses to their overwhelming love. A stranger arrives, a young man barely older than Alexi…


A film by Philippe Grandrieux

1999 - France - Drama/Horror

Following the route of the Tour de France, a solitary motorist Jean periodically stops off to pick up and brutally kill prostitutes. During a rain storm, he runs into a young woman, Claire, whose car has broken down. He offers her a lift...