Director Biography – Anton Bialas
Anton Bialas was born in 1990 in Paris, from a Swedish mother and a German father. He pursues cinema studies at Paris III La Sorbonne. His first film, Behind our Eyes (2018), has been selected at the FID Marseille, and has then been screened in many international festivals. In 2020, his film At the Entrance of the Night, premieres in the Berlinale official competition. Thus, The Blackbird Group Noir (2021) is selected in the official competition of the Visions du Réel festival in Switzerland, as well as in the Brive medium-length film Meetings. His last film, Manta Ray, follows on from his other films; in their exploration of marginal figures in search of poetic breaches.
MANTA RAY is a fragmented portrayal of three characters in search of poetic and liberating openings in a muzzled and gradually authoritarian Paris of the 2020’s. United under the sign of the MANTA RAY, Kamilya, Ghost Rider and Gilles, each in their own way, organizes his secret melody, crafts a situation, where, alternately, a sense of lightness can be found, suffocated screams can uprise and reality be distorted into new horizons.