Jérôme Laffont

Jérôme Laffont is a director and producer. He was born in France in 1979, and graduated from INSAS in Directing.

Jérôme Laffont is the author of several documentaries. In 2008, he co-directed with Marie-France Collard and Foued Bellali, the feature film Resisting is not a crime about the misuse of anti-terrorist laws in Belgium.

In 2009, he directed Algérie, Images d’un combat, which proposes a reflection on the images shot during the Algerian war by both the French army and militant filmmakers, such as René Vautier.

In 2011, he directed the documentary André Renard, trois moments d’un parcours syndical, a portrait of the Liège trade unionist and leader of the 1960 winter strikes in Belgium. Through this film, he examines the origins of Belgian federalism.

In 2017, he directed a feature-length documentary entitled Les Mains Libres, dedicated to the Belgian artist Frans Masereel and his fight against the First World War.

In 2020, he co-directed with Joachim Thôme the documentary La Tentation du Réel broadcast on Arte, RTBF and VRT through which they question the extraordinary realism of the Mystic Lamb polyptych painted by Hubert and Jan Van Eyck in 1432.
Jérôme Laffont joined Les Productions du Verger in 2010, a company where he produced documentaries by Lydie Wisshaupt-Claudel, Joachim Thôme, Françoise Davisse and Talheh Daryanavard.

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