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Philippe Mora

Philippe Mora is an acclaimed French Australian writer, director, producer and artist. He has made over forty films internationally in many genres including documentaries, dramas, experimental, science fiction and historical films. These include Brother Can You Spare a Dime, Swastika, Return of Captain Invincible, Communion, Beast Within, German Sons, and Death of a Soldier. Born in Paris in 1949, he grew up in Melbourne, where he was a pioneer of the modern Australian film industry with Mad Dog Morgan. He started the magazine Cinema Papers. His parents, Georges and Mirka Mora, were key figures in the modernist art world of Australia. His godfather was mime Marcel Marceau. He had a retrospective of his art work showing in London at England & Co. Gallery in 2008. New Horizons Film Festival, Wroclaw, Poland, held a 7 film retrospective in 2010. Oldenburg Film Festival held a retrospective in 2014. He is a member of the Directors Guild of America and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. His art and films are represented in museums and archives internationally, and the National Archives of the United States has established the Philippe Mora Collection. The National Film Archives of Australia has an extensive collection of his work. He is currently completing features Day and Sunlight and Strange Matters.