- Van Dormael, Jaco
- (Jacques Van Dormael / February 9, 1957, Ixelles, Belgium-)A former director of theater for children and an exclown (he kept his stage name "Jaco"), he studied at the Vaugirard film school and graduated in directing from the INSAS, Brussels. A film director from 1980, he also produced two movies (1990 Ainsi va l'Amour, short, Belgium; 2007 La Face cachée, Bernard Campan, France / Belgium), co-wrote Sur la Terre comme au Ciel / Entre el cielo y la tierra / USA: Between Heaven and Earth (Marion Hansel, France / Spain / Belgium / Netherlands, 1992), and played in Hombres compli-cados (Dominique Deruddere, Belgium, 1997) and Pourquoi se marier le Jour de la Fin du Monde (Harry Cleven, France / Luxembourg, 1999).Filmography◘ Maedli-la-Brèche (short; Belgium)◘ Stade 81 (documentary; shortened version: Starting Blocks; UK / Canada / Sweden)◘ Les Voisins (video documentary; short)◘ L'Imitateur (documentary; short; Belgium)◘ Sortie de Secours (documentary; short; Belgium)◘ E pericoloso sporgersi (short; also screenwriter, dialogist; Belgium)◘ De Boot (short; Belgium)1991 ◘ Toto le Héros / Toto der Held / UK and USA:◘ Toto the Hero (also screenwriter, dialogist; Belgium / France / Germany)1995 ◘ Lumière et Compagnie / Lumière y compania (co-director only; France / Spain / Denmark / Sweden)1996 ◘ Le Huitième Jour / The Eighth Day (also screenwriter, dialogist; France / Belgium / UK)2009 ◘ Mr. Nobody (also screenwriter, dialogist; France / Canada / Belgium)
Encyclopedia of French film directors . Philippe Rège. 2011.