- Bilal, Enki
- (Enes Bilal / October 7, 1951, Bel-grade, Yugoslavia-)The son of a Bosnian father and a Czech mother, he settled in France with his parents in 1960. At age twenty, he won a contest organized by the comics magazine Pilote, in which was published his first comic strip",L'Appel des Etoiles" (re-released as "Le Bol maudit"). By 1975, he started a collaboration with screenwriter Pierre Christin and established himself as a master of his art. In the early 1980s, he began working for cinema as costume and production designer (1983 La Vie est un Roman / USA: Life Is a Bed of Roses, Alain Resnais), creator of the demon seen in The Keep (Michael Mann, 1984), and graphic researcher (1986 Le Nom de la Rose / Il nome della rosa / Der Name der Rose / USA: The Name of the Rose, Jean-Jacques Annaud, France / Italy / West Germany). He sporadically directed movies that were cinematographic illustrations of his drawing work.Filmography1989 ◘ Bunker Palace Hôtel (also co-screenwriter, co-dialogist)1997 ◘ Tykho Moon (also co-screenwriter, co-dialogist; France / Germany / UK; shot in 1995)2004 ◘ Immortel (ad vitam) / Immortal (ad vitam) (also co-screenwriter, co-adapter, co-dialogist; France / Italy / UK)
Encyclopedia of French film directors . Philippe Rège. 2011.