Immortel ad vitam
France, Italy, UK
In 1971, he wins a competition organized by Pilote. His first story is published the following year. His meeting with Pierre Christin gives birth to several albums, including Les Phalanges de l’Ordre Noir  and Partie de Chasse , demonstrating the predilection of many writers for geopolitical subjects where the boundaries of journalism and fantasy merge. Other works follow, which explore different narrative techniques: Los Angeles, L’Etoile Oubliée by Laurie Bloom, Coeurs Sanglants [another collaboration with Pierre Christin] and Hors-Jeu [with Patrice Cauvin]. At the same time, Bilal works on his own to produce three albums: La Foire aux Immortels , La Femme Piège  and Froid Equateur , which take the form of a trilogy and establish a baroque world completely out of the ordinary.
Winning the Grand Prix at Angoulême in 1987, Bilal works with Alain Resnais on La Vie est un Roman  and with Michael Mann on The Keep . Then in 1989, he directs his first feature-length film entitled Bunker Palace Hotel.
In March 1996, his second feature film, Tykho Moon, is released. Equally passionate about theater design, he works with André Engel on an opera by Denis Levaillant, performed by the Opéra Ballet of Lyon and choreographed by Angelin Preljocaj [Roman and Juliet by Prokofiev, in 1991]. 1998 marks the start of a new trilogy with the realization of Le Sommeil du Monstre.
From January until April 2001, his work is on show at an exhibition entitled enkibilalandeuxmilleun at the Bibliothèque Historique in paris.
Cast & Crew
Directed by: Enki Bilal
Written by: Enki Bilal, Serge Lehman
Produced by: Charles Gassot
Cinematography: Pascal Gennesseaux
Original Score: Goran Vejvoda
Main Cast: Linda Hardy (Jill), Thomas Kretschmann (Nikopol), Charlotte Rampling (Elma Turner ), Yann Collette (Froebe )
Nominations and Awards
- Feature Film Selection 2004