Courant, Gérard


Courant, Gérard
(1951, Lyon, Rhône, France - )
   Having settled in Paris in 1975, he played in many films shot by his friends (1976 Rencontres de Marcigny, short, Paul Jeunet; 1978 Le Chien amoureux (Journal filmé), short, Joseph Morder; 1979 Le Casanova de Chahine, Gabriel Chahine, Didier Couédic, unfinished; Diary 1979, documentary, Howard Guttenplan; Une Femme en vert (Journal filmé), short, Joseph Morder; 1980 Certains tombent en Amour (Journal filmé), Joseph Morder; Le Lapin rose (Journal filmé), Joseph Morder; 30 Films brefs, Théo Hernandez; 1980 Mon Tricot (Thanx to Wilma Schoer), short, Jakobois; Sexaphone, short, Stéphane Monclaire; Super Eighties, short, Fran­çois Vielfaure; 1981 Au Petit Suisse, filmed diary, Joseph Morder; Le Lapin à Deux Têtes, filmed diary, Joseph Morder; Confessions d'un Cinéaste, short, Vincent Tolé-dano; Les Hasards de la Rencontre, short, Pouchoux; Le Son de la Pluie, short, Sabine Ullman; 1982 Litan, la Cité des Spectres verts, Jean-Pierre Mocky; 1983 En Voie d'Exécution, short, Valérie Uttscheid; 1984 Un Film (Auto-Portrait), Marcel Hanoun; Portraits / Miroirs, Maria Klonaris, Katerina Thomadaki; 1985 L'Affaire des Divisions Morituri, F. J. Ossang; Drôle de Festival, short, Jean-Pierre Mocky; Portraits, short, Roger Clown; 1986 Hôtel du Paradis, Janâ Bokova; L'Année américaine, filmed diary, Dominique Laudijois, Pierre Laudijois; L'Homme qui danse, Joseph Morder, unfinished; 1987 Quatre Aventures de Reinette et Mirabelle / USA: Four Adventures of Reinette and Mirabelle, Eric Rohmer; L'Eclair bleu, filmed diary, Dominique Laudijois, Pierre Laudijois; 1988 Otage, short, Marcel Hanoun; 1990 Mes Entretiens filmés Chapitre 3: 11 Entretiens, Boris Lehmann; 1992 Parpaillon, Luc Moullet; Jean-Luc Go­dard et le Saint-Graal, short, Alaric Hamacher, Bernd Reufels, Stefan Sarazin; 1994 Omelette, Rémi Lange; 1997 Portrait du Cinéaste par tout autre que lui-même, short, Denys Desjardins; 1998 La Gare de ... , short, Joseph Morder; Les Parents n'aiment pas leurs Enfants, short, Pierre Merejkowsky; Le R.M.I., c'est la vie avec un Point d'Exclamation à la Fin, short, Pierre Mere­jkowsky; 1999 Tentative de se décrire, Boris Lehmann; 2000 Ô Dé!, Eric Borg; Ils sont venus, ils sont là!, Elisa­beth et Simon Saison 1, short, Pierre Laudijois; Primitifs, medium-length, Vanessa Filho; 2002 Claude Jutra Por­trait sur Film, documentary, Paule Baillargeon; Ramsey-Custine, Emmanuel Raquin, André S. Labarthe; 2003 At­tention Danger Travail, documentary, Pierre Carles; Lucy en Miroir, medium-length, voice, Raphaël Bassan). A film critic and theoretician, he directed experimental films. From 1978, he filmed a work titled Cinématon, which is composed of hundreds of silent fixed shots of famous faces (every shot lasts three minutes and twenty-five seconds). He authored five books: 1982 Werner Schroter (Cinémathèque Française & Goethe Institut); 1983 Philippe Garrel (Studio 43); 1989 Ci-nématon (Editions Henri Veyrier); 2003 Le Jardin des Origines (Ausmage); 2005 Baisers décolorés (Editions Le Ver luisant).
 Filmography
        ◘ Marilyn, Guy Lux et les Nonnes (short; also screenwriter, editor)
        ◘ Carnets filmés (documentary; medium-length; episode "Aurore collective"; also screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, actor)
        ◘ Urgent ou A quoi bon exécuter des Projets puisque le Projet est en lui-même une Jouis­sance suffisante (also screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, actor, editor)
        ◘ Antonin Artaud, Correspondance avec Jacques Rivière (lost movie; also screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, editor)
        ◘ MMMMM . . . (short; also screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, editor)
        ◘ Sha-Dada (documentary; short; also screenwriter, producer, editor)
1978 ◘ Carnets filmés (medium-length; episode "Le Contrebandier des Profondeurs"; also screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, actor)
        ◘ L'Âge d'Or (short; also screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, editor)
        ◘ Rasage (short; also screenwriter, producer, cinematographer)
        ◘ Restez mince vivez jeune (short; also screenwriter, producer, editor, sound editor and engineer)
        ◘ La Seule Façon de rendre la Vie excitante est de regarder la Mort en Face (short; also screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, editor)
        ◘ Travellings (154 parts; also concept, cinematographer, editor)
1978 ◘ Cinématon (2, 044 X 4' filmed interviews; also 2007 concept, producer, cinematographer, actor, editor)
1979 ◘ Carnets filmés (episode "Jardins clandestins"; also screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, actor)
        ◘ Un Sanglant Symbole (also screenwriter, cinematographer, actor, editor)
        ◘ La Bande des Quatre (short; also screenwriter, cinematographer, editor)
        ◘ Hérésie pour Magritte I (short; also screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, editor)
        ◘ Hérésie pour Magritte II (short; also screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, editor)
        ◘ Hérésie pour Magritte III (short; also screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, editor)
        ◘ Hérésie pour Magritte IV (short; also screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, editor)
        ◘ Hérésie pour Magritte V (short; also screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, editor)
        ◘ Hérésie pour Magritte VI (short; also screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, editor)
        ◘ Hérésie pour Magritte VII (short; also screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, editor)
        ◘ Hérésie pour Magritte VIII (short; also screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, editor)
        ◘ Le meurs de Soif, j'étouffe, je ne puis crier . . . (short)
        ◘ Ocana, der Angel der in der qual singt (short; also screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, editor)
        ◘ Shiva (short; also screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, editor)
        ◘ Thé au Bois (short; co-director with Jacques Haubois, Théo Hernandez, Joseph Morder; also screenwriter, producer, cinematographer)
1979 ◘ De ma Chambre d'Hôtel (52 X 3'30"; also as creenwriter, producer, cinematographer, editor)
1980 ◘ Cœur bleu (also screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, editor)
        ◘ Vivre est une Solution (also screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, editor)
        ◘ Adytia (short; also screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, editor)
        ◘ Cocktail Morlock (ou encore un Pernod, Yves) (short; also producer, cinematographer, actor, editor, sound editor and engineer)
1980 ◘ Passions (documentary; twenty-three episodes; also cinematographer, editor)
1981 ◘ Carnets filmés (episode "Chemins intermédiaires"; also screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, actor)
        ◘ La Neige tremblait sur les Arbres (also producer, cinematographer, actor, editor, sound editor and engineer)
        ◘ Spoonfull (also producer, cinematographer, actor, sound editor and engineer)
        ◘ Baignoire (medium-length; also producer, cinematographer, editor, sound editor and1 engineer)
        ◘ C'est Salonique (short; also producer, cinema tographer, actor, editor, sound editor and engineer)
1982 ◘ Carnets filmés (episode "Montagnes endormies"; also screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, actor)
        ◘ She's a Very Nice Lady (also screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, editor)
        ◘ Archive Morlock: 1er Mai 1982 (Manifesta­tion C.F.D.T.) (short; co-director with Joseph Morder; also cinematographer)
        ◘ Dévotion (short; also screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, editor, sound editor and engineer)
1983 ◘ Carnets filmés (episodes "Printemps météore", "Le Naufragé et le Prisonnier", "Le Voyageur sans Ombre", "L'Arbre de la Vie", "Le Monde impatient", "Les Vivants et les Morts"; also screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, actor)
        ◘ Genova Genova (short; also producer, cinematographer, actor, editor, sound editor and engineer)
1983 -A propos de la Grèce (also screenwriter, poems, producer, cinematographer, actor, editor, sound editor and engineer)
1984 ◘ Mort de Trois Présidents à Vie (short; co-director with Joseph Morder, Vincent Tolédano)1991
        ◘ Carnets filmés (episode "La Marche du Temps"; also screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, actor)
1984 ◘ Gare (35 X 3'30"; also concept, producer, cinematographer, editor)
1985 ◘ Carnets filmés (episode "Nuits transparentes"; also screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, actor)
        ◘ Portrait d'Alexander Kluge dans son Bureau de Munich (documentary; short; also producer, cinematographer)
1985 ◘ Couple (also concept, producer, cinematographer, editor)1992
        ◘ Portraits de Groupe (also concept, producer, cinematographer, actor, editor)
        ◘ Carnets filmés (episode "Les Jours et les Nuits"; also screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, actor)
        ◘ Avec Mariola (8 X 4'; also concept, producer, cinematographer, editor)
        ◘ Lire (57 X 4'; also concept, producer, cinematographer, actor, editor)
        ◘ Trio (15 X 4'; also concept, producer, cinematographer, editor)
        ◘ Carnets filmés (episode "Le Passeur immo­bile"; also screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, actor; shot in 1987-1988)
        ◘ Archive Morlock: 1er Mai 1988 (Manifestation C.F.D.T.) (documentary; short; co-director with Joseph Morder; also cinematographer, sound editor and engineer)
        ◘ Archive Morlock: 1er Mai 1988 (Manifesta­tion C.G.T.) (documentary; short; co-director with Joseph Morder; also cinematographer, sound editor and engineer)
        ◘ Nuages de Soir (short; also producer, cinematographer, editor)
        ◘ Solitude perdue (short; also screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, editor)
        ◘ Boudu prend son bain (short; also producer, cinematographer, editor)
        ◘ Les Aventures d'Eddie Turley (also screenwriter, dialogist, cinematographer, actor, editor, sound editor and engineer; shot in 1987)
        ◘ Portrait de Groupe No. 127: Le Prix du Jury très Spécial 1990 (documentary; short; also cinematographer)
        ◘ Carnets filmés (episode "Le Nouvel Hiver"; also screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, actor; shot in 1989-1991)
        ◘ Portrait de Groupe No. 146: Célébration des 100 Heures de Cinématon et des 1789 Portraits (toutes Séries confondues)
        ◘ devant l'Opéra Bastille (documentary; short; also cinematographer)
        ◘ Cinéma (43 X 3'45"; also concept, producer, cinematographer, editor)
        ◘ Mes Lieux d'Habitation (17 X 3'45"; also concept, producer, cinematographer, editor)
        ◘ Cinécabot (5 X 3'45"; also concept, producer, cinematographer)
        ◘ Carnets filmés (episodes "La Terre des Vivants", "Travelling"; medium-length; also screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, actor)
        ◘ Portrait de Groupe No. 142: Les Cinématonés celebrant devant le Palais de Chaillot la Rétrospective de la Cinémathèque française Cinématons, Autres Films, Carte blanche (documentary; short; also producer)
1992 ◘ De ma Voiture (fifty-eight parts; also concept, producer, cinematographer)
        ◘ Carnets filmés (episode "Vie"; also screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, actor)
        ◘ Petit Traité de Chevalerie Morlock en Vélocipède (short; also screenwriter, producer, actor, editor, sound editor and engineer)
        ◘ Carnets filmés (episode "Le Passager soli­taire"; also screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, actor)
        ◘ Inventaire filmé des Rues de Saint-Maurice (Val-de-Marne, France) (60 X 40'; also concept, producer, cinematographer, editor)
        ◘ Ponts routiers de la Seine à Paris (30 X 40'; also concept, producer, cinematographer, editor)
        ◘ Carnets filmés (episodes "Le Passé retrouvé", "Itinéraires héréditaires"; also screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, actor)
        ◘ Compression d'Alphaville (short; also producer, cinematographer, editor)
        ◘ Carnets filmés (episode "Le Ciel écarlate"; also screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, actor; shot in 1995-1996)
        ◘ Chambéry-les-Arcs, une Vélographie de Gérard Courant (also screenwriter, actor)
        ◘ Carnets filmés (episode "Voyage au Centre du Monde"; also screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, actor)
        ◘ Amours décolorés (also screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, actor)
        ◘ Carnets filmés (episode "Le Nouveau Désert"; also screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, actor; shot in 1996-1998)
        ◘ Carnets filmés (episode "Derrière la Nuit"; also screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, actor)
        ◘ L.M. (medium-length; shortened version of Le Journal de Joseph M.; also screenwriter, actor)
        ◘ Le Journal de Joseph M. (medium-length; also screenwriter, actor)
2000 ◘ Carnets filmés (episode "Tout est brisé"; also screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, actor)
        ◘ L'Homme des Roubines: Les Hauts Lieux de Luc Moullet (medium-length; also screenwriter, cinematographer)
2001 ◘ Carnets filmés (episode "Route d'Argent"; also screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, actor)
2000 ◘ Cinématons (also screenwriter, actor, cinematographer)
2002 ◘ Carnets filmés (medium-length; episode "Zones césariennes"; also screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, actor)
        ◘ Térissable Paradis (filmed diary; also screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, actor, sound editor and engineer)
        ◘ Archive Morlock: Eléction Présidentielle 2002 (medium-length; co-director with Joseph Morder; also screenwriter)
        ◘ foventaire filmé des Rues de la Croix-Rousse à Lyon (medium-length; also concept, cinematographer, sound editor and engineer)
2003 ◘ 24 Passions (also cinematographer, actor)
        ◘ Zythum (short; also screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, editor)
        ◘ Portrait de Groupe No. 226: Célébration des 25 Ans de Cinématon au 42 Rue de l'Ouest à Paris (documentary; short; also producer)
        ◘ Carnet filmé C 31: Car seuls les Dieux ont mordu la Pomme de l'amour (documentary; also producer, screenwriter, cinematographer, actor as himself, editor)
        ◘ Portrait de Groupe No. 234: Fermeture de la salle de la Cinémathèque du Palais de
        ◘ Chaillot (documentary; short; also producer, actor as himself)
        ◘ Carnet filmé C 32: Délices lointains (documentary; short; also producer, screenwriter, cinematographer, editor)

Encyclopedia of French film directors . . 2011.

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