My name is Romain Cogitore, I write and direct movies.
I love stories, people, and machines which generate images and sounds. I operate the camera and edit my projects.
And I take photos, a lot.
I have done some theater, stage directed, published collections of photographs and poems, composed the music of plays and short films, plus two or three other things.
Feature film in development.
With the collaboration of Thomas Bidegain and Clément Cogitore.
Greg is a police lieutenant; he must collect informations on eco-activists, infiltrating them for months. Myriam, a young free woman, is fighting to save a forest from the building of a dam. They meet and fall in love on the Zone. A beautiful life, a joy that Greg discovers, despite the risks of being unmasked. For each of them, time is short: soon everything will disappear.
Feature film, upcoming 2018.
produced by Cinema defacto and House On Fire.
With : Déborah François, Paul Hamy, Vincent Perez, Aviis Zhong…
Between Taiwan and France, the story of a couple. The incredible strength of a love. And of its deepest areas, where little by little everything collapses. Except Maria.
documentary in pre-production. Produced by TS Productions.
The wolf is returning to France. Shepherds and shepherdesses, in an increasingly tense globalized world, see their sheeps crushed. How to continue living in the mountains?
Below, for some city dwellers, the idea of the return of the beast is invigorating, but can they help the shepherds to bear the weight of the wolf? Is the beast compatible with our times? Is the shepherd compatible? Are our lives all compatible with the march of the world? And, more than ever: how can we live together?
Feature film, released on 2011/01/05.
produced by Cinema defacto – Orange Cinema – CineCinema
With : François Civil, Grégoire Colin, Michel Vuillermoz, Jules Sitruk, Juliette Lamboley…
1944. They are partisans. All are eighteen. They will be shaken by a fastforward apprenticeship of life. Between love, trouble and survival in an upset world: the story of an extraordinarily modern youth.
« We let ourselves be moved by the truth that emerges from this first feature film. Not only the director of 25 years outsides the box, he also draws a promising personal path. »
« Our Resistances brings a breath of fresh air in theaters. Now the youth is no more filmed in the suburbs only. »
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« The energy of Cogitore’s cinema is like no other. »
« Remains - after this light and bitter initiation - a violent burst of life. »
« The director films his amazing cast as if it was a hip hop band - somewhere between Maurice Pialat and Claire Denis. Birth of a filmmaker. »
“Our Resistances” is one of the best French films of these recent years. Romain Cogitore never recites the catechism of beginners, which is already the hallmark of the greats. "
« It takes some courage to try to bring the concerns of the American teen-movie in the area of the WWII. This is probably because Romain Cogitore is 25 years that he is not afraid by the challenge, and succeeds with panache to rejuvenate the genre ».
« Thanks to its bright and fun tone, “Our Resistances” stands as a deeply challenging work. »
« This first feature directs the viewer with as much pace as truthfulness. »
Fiction / 2007 / 20 min
produced by Les Films à Un Dollar - Cinema Defacto.
At his side I wasn’t afraid anymore. He had to go down to kill him.
Little fighters. Mature soldier. Boys in History. (Hi)story of men.
Fondation Gan laureate for the screenplay “A Zone to Defend” (La Sélection).
Torino Film Lab (Script & Pitch) laureate for the feature film project “A Zone to Defend”.
Junior Best Screenplay (Sopadin selection) for the feature film “Love Wall”.
Laureate of the Writing Cinematographic Center (CECI) with the screenplay “Love Wall”.
SACD Beaumarchais award winner for the screenplay “Love Wall”.
“Our Resistances” at the French Oscars, François Civil prenominated “Best Junior Actor”.
Junior Best Screenplay (Sopadin selection) for the feature film “Wandering Caregivers”.
CNC Fund “Avance sur Recettes Après Réalisation” for the movie “Our Resistances”.
Junior Best Screenplay (Sopadin), Jury prize for the screenplay “Our Resistances”.
CNC Trophy « First Screenplay, New Talent » for the movie “Our Resistances”.
Marcel-Bleustein-Blanchet Foundation laureate, with the short film “Concerto”.
International poesy contest laureate, "Poésie en Liberté".