Born in Argentina in 1963, Gaspar Noé spent his childhood between Buenos Aires and New York. At the age of 12, he arrives in France. After studying philosophy and cinema, he shot his first short films in the 80s. In 1991, he created his own production company Cinémas de la Zone and directed the medium-length film, Carne, the story of a butcher who raises only his mentally disabled daughter. The film won the Critics’ Week Award and the mention of the Youth Prize at the Cannes Film Festival. Noé then creates a long version of this film, Alone against all. Presented in Cannes in 1998, the film is scandalous because of its ideological ambiguity. In 2002, Noé shocks again with Irréversible, also presented in competition at Cannes, in which Vincent Cassel and Monica Bellucci form a couple facing rape. He returnes to Cannes in 2009 with Enter the Void, which takes place in Tokyo. The director again provokes the public in 2015 with Love, a sulphurous film, forbidden to minors and presented in 3D. This year, he is again in Cannes, Directors’ Fortnight, with Climax.