A familiar face on Belgian and French screens in recent years, Bouli Lanners works as a director alongside his acting career and his films have been hailed by both critics and audiences.
From his studies at the Liège Fine Arts Academy, Bouli Lanners' films have retained an undeniable pictorial aspect, resembling mobile tableaux that glorify the landscapes of his flat land. Having entered the world of the big screen by chance, at the end of the 1990s, he appeared more and more regularly on the big screen. At the same time, he began directing films in 1995, stepping up the pace in 1999 with his short film Travellinckx. In 2001, his next short film Muno, marked his first Cannes selection (Directors' Fortnight). They were followed by the feature films Ultranova (2005), Eldorado (2008), and Les Géants (2011). Les Premiers, les Derniers is his last feature film, starring himself, Albert Dupontel, Suzanne Clément, Michael Lonsdale, David Murgia and Aurore Broutin.