Stéphane Breton was born in 1959 in Paris. He lived several years in the mountains of New Guinea to do is job as an anthropologist. He found there barefoot people, armed with bows, whose language, humor, greed and disputes he has learned. From that he makes his first film, Eux et moi (2001), in which, watched by the ones he’s watching, he endorses the role of the “good savage”. See and be seen will become the thread of his next films shot in the streets of Paris (Le monde extérieur, 2007), in Kirghizstan (Un été silencieux, 2005), in New Mexico (La maison vide, 2008), or in the Siberian Russia (Quelques jours ensemble, 2012, and Les forêts sombres, 2014).
The French filmmaker Stéphane Breton made waves in visual anthropology in 2001, exploding the pseudo-neutrality of ethnographical observation with his film Eux et moi, shot with the Wodani people in New Guinea. Since this rebellious film, the trained philosopher has continually observed the specific way those in remote parts of the world experience the concept of time. His work is a profound reflection on the art of looking at others and, thus, at oneself.



  • Filles du feu, en production
  • Chère humaine, 2015
  • Les Forêts sombres, 2014
  • Les Disparus, 2014
  • Quelques jours ensemble, 2014
  • La Montée au ciel, 2009
  • La Maison vide, 2008
  • Nuages apportant la nuit, 2007
  • Le Monde extérieur, 2007
  • Un été silencieux, 2005
  • Le Ciel dans un jardin, 2003
  • Eux et moi, 2001