Eric de Kuyper

Eric de Kuyper (1942) is a Belgian writer, critic and film director. He graduated from the Brussels film school RITCS in 1966. Between 1965 and 1977, he worked as a producer for Belgian television, where he presented De Andere Film, among other programmes. His filmography includes Casta Diva (1982), Naughty Boys (1984), A Strange Love Affair (1985), Pink Ulysses (1990) and most recently: My Life as an Actor (2015). He co-wrote several of Chantal Akerman’s films. He made his debut as a literary author in 1988 with the autobiographical Aan zee, followed by a series of books mainly based on his childhood in Brussels and his numerous stays with his family in Ostend. Filmische hartstochten (1984) is a study of love in Hollywood cinema. De Kuyper was deputy director of the Nederlands Eye Filmmuseum until 1992 and founded the Department of Film and Performing Arts at the Catholic University of Nijmegen. He wrote numerous articles and essays on film, opera, dance and media for many Dutch and French magazines (such as Cinémathèque and Trafic). Together with Emile Poppe, he published the film magazine Versus between 1982 and 1992.