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Alain Fleischer


Born in 1944 in Paris, Alain Fleischer is a writer, filmmaker, artist and photographer.

He studied linguistics, semiology, anthropology and animal biology at the Sorbonne and at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes. He has taught at the University of Paris III Sorbonne nouvelle, at the University of Quebec in Montreal, at the Idhec/Fémis, at the National School of Photography in Arles, and in various art and film schools abroad. Founder and director of the Fresnoy-Studio national des arts contemporains, he is also the author of some fifty works of literature (novels, collections of short stories, essays), and director of some three hundred and fifty films (feature films, experimental films, art documentaries).