French Language Directors

by mrc-meneghin | created - 12 Mar 2016 | updated - 1 day ago | Public

1. Abdellatif Kechiche

Writer | La vie d'Adèle

Abdellatif Kechiche was born on December 7, 1960 in Tunis, Tunisia. He is a writer and director, known for Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013), Games of Love and Chance (2003) and The Secret of the Grain (2007).

L'esquive La graine et le mulet La vie d'Adèle - Chapitres 1 et 2

2. Olivier Assayas

Writer | Personal Shopper

Olivier Assayas is a French film director, screenwriter and film critic. He is best know for his films Demonlover (2002), Something in the Air (2012), Clouds of Sils Maria (2014) and Personal Shopper (2016).

Assayas is the son of French director/screenwriter Raymond Assayas, alias Jacques Rémy.

His ...

Irma Vep L'heure d'été Carlos Après mai Clouds of Sils Maria

3. Alain Resnais

Director | Hiroshima mon amour

Alain Resnais was born on June 3, 1922 in Vannes, Morbihan, France as Alain Pierre Marie Jean Georges Resnais. He was a director and editor, known for Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959), Same Old Song (1997) and My American Uncle (1980). He was married to Sabine Azéma and Florence Malraux. He died on March...

Toute la mémoire du monde Hiroshima Mon Amour Le chant du Styrène L'année dernière à Marienbad

4. Louis Malle

Director | Au revoir les enfants

Louis Malle, the descendant of a French nobleman who made a fortune in beet sugar during the Napoleonic Wars, created films that explored life and its meaning. Malle's family discouraged his early interest in film but, in 1950, allowed him to enter the Institute of Advanced Cinematographic Studies ...

Le souffle au coeur Lacombe Lucien Black Moon Atlantic City My Dinner with Andre Au revoir les enfants Vanya on 42nd Street

5. Jacques Audiard

Writer | De rouille et d'os

Born in Paris, France, in 1952. Jacques Audiard's family has always been involved in movie business. His father, Michel, was a popular screenwriter and director and his uncle a producer. But in his teens he refused that world and wanted to be a teacher. He studied literature and philosophy at the ...

Un prophète De rouille et d'os Dheepan

6. Jean-Luc Godard

Director | Pierrot le fou

Jean-Luc Godard was born in Paris on December 3, 1930, the second of four children in a bourgeois Franco-Swiss family. His father was a doctor who owned a private clinic, and his mother came from a preeminent family of Swiss bankers. During World War II Godard became a naturalized citizen of ...

À bout de souffle Une femme est une femme Le Mépris Une femme mariée: Suite de fragments d'un film tourné en 1964 Alphaville, une étrange aventure de Lemmy Caution La chinoise Grandeur et décadence d'un petit commerce de cinéma

7. Jean-Pierre Melville

Actor | À bout de souffle

The name "Melville" is not immediately associated with film. It conjures up images of white whales and crackbrained captains, of naysaying notaries and soup-spilling sailors. It is the countersign to a realm of men and their deeds, both heroic and villainous. It is the American novel, with its ...

Léon Morin, prêtre Le doulos Le samouraï L'armée des ombres Le cercle rouge

8. Laurent Cantet

Director | Entre les murs

Laurent Cantet was born on June 15, 1961 in Melle, Deux-Sevres, France. He is a director and writer, known for The Class (2008), Human Resources (1999) and Return to Ithaca (2014).

La Classe

9. Jean-Pierre Dardenne

Producer | Deux jours, une nuit

After studying drama in the arts institute, Jean Pierre Dardenne and his brother Luc made some videos about the rough life in blue-collar small towns in the Wallonie. After their meeting with filmmaker Armad Gatti and cinematographer Ned Burgess, they decided to enter in the movie business.

In 1978 ...

L'enfant Le silence de Lorna Le gamin au vélo Deux jours, une nuit

10. Luc Dardenne

Producer | Deux jours, une nuit

Luc Dardenne was born on March 10, 1954 in Awirs, Wallonia, Belgium. He is a producer and director, known for Two Days, One Night (2014), Lorna's Silence (2008) and The Child (2005).

L'enfant Le silence de Lorna Le gamin au vélo Deux jours, une nuit

11. François Truffaut

Writer | La nuit américaine

French director François Truffaut began to assiduously go to the movies at age seven. He was also a great reader but not a good pupil. He left school at 14 and started working. In 1947, aged 15, he founded a film club and met André Bazin, a French critic, who became his protector. Bazin helped the ...

Les Mistons Les quatre cents coups Tirez sur le pianiste Jules et Jim Antoine et Colette La peau douce La femme d'à côté Vivement dimanche!

12. Jacques Tati

Writer | Les vacances de Monsieur Hulot

The comic genius Jacques Tati was born Taticheff, descended from a noble Russian family. His grandfather, Count Dimitri, had been a general in the Imperial Army and had served as military attaché to the Russian Embassy in Paris. His father, Emmanuel Taticheff, was a well-to-do picture framer who ...

Jour de fête Les vacances de Monsieur Hulot Mon Oncle

13. Jean Renoir

Writer | La grande illusion

Son of the famous Impressionist painter Pierre Auguste, he had a happy childhood. Pierre Renoir was his brother, and Claude Renoir was his nephew. After the end of World War I, where he won the Croix de Guerre, he moved from scriptwriting to filmmaking. He married Catherine Hessling, for whom he ...

La chienne La grande illusion La règle du jeu The Southerner Diary of a Chambermaid The River Le carrosse d'or French Cancan Elena et les hommes

14. Arnaud Desplechin

Writer | Rois et reine

Arnaud Desplechin was born on October 31, 1960 in Roubaix, Nord, France. He is a writer and director, known for Kings & Queen (2004), La vie des morts (1991) and La sentinelle (1992).

Comment je me suis disputé... (ma vie sexuelle) Un conte de Noël

15. Jacques Rivette

Director | La belle noiseuse

Although François Truffaut has written that the New Wave began "thanks to Rivette," the films of this masterful French director are not well known. Rivette, like his "Cahiers du Cinéma" colleagues Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard, Claude Chabrol and Éric Rohmer, did graduate to filmmaking but, like Rohmer...

Paris nous appartient Céline et Julie vont en bateau: Phantom Ladies Over Paris La belle noiseuse

16. Jacques Demy

Director | Les parapluies de Cherbourg

Jacques Demy was born on June 5, 1931 in Pontchâteau, Loire-Atlantique, France. He was a director and writer, known for The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964), Une Chambre en Ville (1982) and The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967). He was married to Agnès Varda. He died on October 27, 1990 in Paris, France.

Lola La baie des anges Model Shop Une chambre en ville

17. Stéphane Brizé

Writer | En guerre

Stéphane Brizé was born on October 18, 1966 in Rennes, Ille-et-Vilaine, France. He is a writer and director, known for At War (2018), The Measure of a Man (2015) and A Woman's Life (2016).

La loi du marché

Une vie de chat

Une vie de chat

20. Michel Gondry

Director | Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

He grew up in Versailles with a family who was very influenced by pop music. When he was young, Gondry wanted to be a painter or an inventor. In the 80s he entered in an art school in Paris where he could develop his graphic skills and where he also met friends with whom he created a pop-rock band ...

La science des rêves

Avril et le monde truqué

22. Franck Ekinci

Writer | Avril et le monde truqué

Franck Ekinci is a writer and producer, known for April and the Extraordinary World (2015), Café froid (2015) and Lastman (2016).

Avril et le monde truqué

23. René Clément

Director | Jeux interdits

René Clément was one of the leading French directors of the post-World War II era. He directed what are regarded as some of the greatest films of the time, such as The Battle of the Rails (1946), Forbidden Games (1952) and The Day and the Hour (1963). He was later almost forgotten as a director. He...

Plein soleil

24. René Laloux

Writer | La planète sauvage

René Laloux was born on July 13, 1929 in Paris, France. He was a writer and director, known for Fantastic Planet (1973), Time Masters (1982) and Les escargots (1966). He died on March 14, 2004 in Angoulême, Charente, France.

La planète sauvage

25. Xavier Giannoli

Director | Marguerite

Xavier Giannoli was born on March 7, 1970 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France. He is a director and writer, known for Marguerite (2015), L'interview (1998) and The Singer (Quand j'étais chanteur) (2006).

Marguerite

26. Olivier Ducastel

Director | Drôle de Félix

Olivier Ducastel was born on February 23, 1962 in Lyon, France. He is known for his work on The Adventures of Felix (2000), Paris 05:59: Théo & Hugo (2016) and Côte d'Azur (2005).

Ma vraie vie à Rouen Théo et Hugo dans le même bateau

27. Jacques Martineau

Director | Drôle de Félix

Jacques Martineau was born on July 8, 1963 in Montpellier, France. He is a director and writer, known for The Adventures of Felix (2000), Paris 05:59: Théo & Hugo (2016) and Côte d'Azur (2005).

Ma vraie vie à Rouen Théo et Hugo dans le même bateau

28. Julien Duvivier

Writer | Pépé le Moko

Revered by such legendary fellow directors as Ingmar Bergman and Jean Renoir, Julien Duvivier is one of the greatest figures in the history of French cinema and of world cinema in general. He is perhaps the most neglected of the "Big Five" of classic French cinema (the other four being Jean Renoir,...

Pépé le Moko

29. Marcel Carné

Director | Thérèse Raquin

Marcel Carné, the son of a cabinet maker, entered the movies as the assistant of Jacques Feyder. At the age of 25 he directed his first movie Jenny (1936). Colaborating with the writer Jacques Prévert, the decorator Alexandre Trauner, the musician and composer Maurice Jaubert and the actor Jean ...

Le quai des brumes Le jour se lève

30. Agnès Varda

Director | Sans toit ni loi

Agnès Varda was born on May 30, 1928 in Brussels, Belgium as Arlette Varda. She was a director and writer, known for Vagabond (1985), Faces Places (2017) and Cleo from 5 to 7 (1962). She was married to Jacques Demy. She died on March 29, 2019 in Paris, France.

L'opéra-mouffe Du côté de la côte Cléo de 5 à 7 Le bonheur Oncle Yanco Black Panthers Salut les Cubains Daguerréotypes L'une chante l'autre pas Mur murs Documenteur Les dites cariatides Jane B. par Agnès V. Jacquot de Nantes Les glaneurs et la glaneuse Les glaneurs et la glaneuse... deux ans apres Les plages d'Agnès

31. Abel Gance

Writer | La dame aux camélias

Born an illegitimate son of a wealthy physician, Abel Flamant, and a working class mother, Francoise Perethon. He was raised by his mother and her boyfriend, who later became her husband, Adolphe Gance. Pressured by his parents, he began his working career as a lawyer's clerk in hopes of achieving ...

Napoléon vu par Abel Gance

32. Éric Rohmer

Director | Le genou de Claire

Admirers have always had difficulty explaining Éric Rohmer's "Je ne sais quoi." Part of the challenge stems from the fact that, despite his place in French Nouvelle Vague (i.e., New Wave), his work is unlike that of his colleagues. While this may be due to the auteur's unwillingness to conform, ...

Ma nuit chez Maud Die Marquise von O... Perceval le Gallois La femme de l'aviateur Les amours d'Astrée et de Céladon

33. François Ozon

Director | Dans la maison

François Ozon was born on November 15, 1967 in Paris, France. He is a director and writer, known for In the House (2012), 8 Women (2002) and Young & Beautiful (2013).

Potiche Dans la maison Frantz

34. Claude Barras

Director | Ma vie de Courgette

Claude Barras is a producer and director, known for My Life as a Zucchini (2016), Land of the Heads (2009) and Chambre 69 (2012).

Ma vie de courgette

35. Alice Winocour

Writer | Mustang

Alice Winocour was born on January 13, 1976 in Paris, France. She is a writer and director, known for Mustang (2015), Proxima (2019) and Disorder (2015).

Maryland

36. Chris Marker

Writer | Twelve Monkeys

Chris Marker was born on July 29, 1921 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France as Christian François Bouche-Villeneuve. He was a director and writer, known for 12 Monkeys (1995), Sans Soleil (1983) and Third Side of the Coin (1960). He died on July 29, 2012 in Paris, France.

La jetée La sixième face du pentagone La bataille des dix millions Vive la baleine La solitude du chanteur de fond Junkopia Sans soleil A. K. Théorie des ensembles Level Five

37. Henri-Georges Clouzot

Writer | Le salaire de la peur

Beginning his film career as a screenwriter, Henri-Georges Clouzot switched over to directing and in 1943 had the distinction of having his film Le Corbeau (1943) banned by both the German forces occupying France and the Free French forces fighting them, but for different reasons. He shot to ...

Les diabolique Le mystère Picasso La vérité

39. Fernand Melgar

Director | La forteresse

Born in 1961 in Tangier into a family of Spanish anarchist exiles, he was clandestinely snuck into Switzerland by his parents in 1963 when they entered as seasonal workers. In the early 80s he and his friends founded Le Cabaret Orwell, a mecca of underground culture in western Switzerland, followed...

La forteresse

40. Maurice Pialat

Director | À nos amours

Maurice Pialat was born on August 31, 1925 in Cunlhat, Puy-de-Dôme, France. He was a director and writer, known for À Nos Amours (1983), Under the Sun of Satan (1987) and Van Gogh (1991). He was married to Sylvie Pialat. He died on January 11, 2003 in Paris, France.

Nous ne vieilliron pas ensemble La gueule ouverte Passe ton bac d'abord À nos amours Police Sous le soleil de Satan Van Gogh

41. Claire Simon

Director | Les bureaux de Dieu

Born in London in 1955, Caire Simon is a French scriptwriter, actress, cinematographer,editor and director. As a filmmaker she first directs independent shorts. Her best remembered films of the period are "La police" (1988) and "Scènes de ménage" in 1991, starring Miou-Miou. She then discovers the ...

800 km de différence - Romance Le concours

42. Verena Paravel

Director | Leviathan

Verena Paravel is a director and producer, known for Leviathan (2012), Foreign Parts (2010) and Caniba (2017).

Foreign Parts Leviathan Caniba

43. Jean-Gabriel Périot

Director | Une jeunesse allemande

Jean-Gabriel Périot was born in 1974 in Bellac, Haute-Vienne, France. He is a director and editor, known for Une jeunesse allemande (2015), Eût-elle été criminelle... (2006) and The Devil (2012).

Une jeunesse allemande

44. Marcel Ophüls

Director | The Memory of Justice

Marcel Ophüls was born on November 1, 1927 in Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany as Hans Marcel Oppenheimer. He is a director and writer, known for The Memory of Justice (1976), Veillées d'armes (1994) and Hôtel Terminus (1988).

Le chagrin et la pitié

45. Gaspar Noé

Director | Climax

Gaspar Noé was born on December 27, 1963 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is a director and producer, known for Climax (2018), Irréversible (2002) and Enter the Void (2009).

Enter the Void

46. Bruno Dumont

Writer | P'tit Quinquin

Bruno Dumont was born on March 14, 1958 in Bailleul, Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France. He is a writer and director, known for Li'l Quinquin (2014), The Life of Jesus (1997) and Camille Claudel 1915 (2013).

Ma loute

47. Vincent Paronnaud

Writer | Persepolis

Vincent Paronnaud was born in 1970 in La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, France. He is a writer and director, known for Persepolis (2007), Chicken with Plums (2011) and Raging Blues (2004).

Persepolis

48. Léa Mysius

Writer | Ava

Léa Mysius was born in Bordeaux on 4 April 1989. She spent her first thirteen years in the Medoc region (where she filmed most of her first feature "Ava", whose eponymous character is a... thirteen-year-old girl!) Following her parents, she lived on the Reunion island until she graduated from high ...

Ava

49. Georges Franju

Director | Thérèse Desqueyroux

Georges Franju is a figure of immense importance in the history of French cinema, not primarily for his films (exceptional though many of these are) but for being the co-founder, with Henri Langlois, of the Cinematheque Française in 1937--France's most famous and important film archive.

He worked ...

Le sang des bêtes Le grand Méliès Pleins feux sur l'assassin

50. Henri Storck

Director | Rubens

Henri Storck was born on September 5, 1907 in Oostende, West Flanders, Belgium. He was a director and cinematographer, known for Rubens (1948), Le banquet des fraudeurs (1952) and Boerensymfonie (1944). He died on September 16, 1999 in Brussels, Belgium.

Le Monde de Paul Delvaux Rubens La fenêtre ouverte Paul Delvaux ou les femmes défendues

51. Antonin Peretjatko

Director | La loi de la jungle

Antonin Peretjatko was born on March 25, 1974. He is a director and writer, known for Struggle for Life (2016), La fille du 14 juillet (2013) and Vous voulez une histoire? (2014).

La loi de la jungle

52. Max Linder

Actor | Seven Years Bad Luck

Although all too frequently neglected by fans of silent comedy, Max Linder is in many ways as important a figure as Charles Chaplin, Buster Keaton or Harold Lloyd, not least because he predated (and influenced) them all by several years and was largely responsible for the creation of the classic ...

Les débuts de Max au cinéma Max et sa belle-mère Max dans sa famille Max et Jane veulent faire du théâtre Entente cordiale Amour tenace Max a peur de l'eau Max pédicure Les vacances de Max

53. Lucien Nonguet

Director | Freddy chef costumier

Lucien Nonguet was born on May 10, 1869 in Poitiers, Vienne, France as Lucien Henri Nonguet. He was a director and writer, known for Freddy chef costumier (1919), Les trois potards (1919) and Une institution modèle (1920). He died on June 22, 1955 in Fay-aux-Loges, Loiret, France.

Max prend un bain Max et sa belle-mère

54. Rémy Belvaux

Actor | C'est arrivé près de chez vous

Rémy Belvaux was born on November 10, 1966 in Namur, Wallonia, Belgium as Rémy Nicolas Lucien Belvaux. He was an actor and writer, known for Man Bites Dog (1992), Pas de C4 pour Daniel Daniel (1987) and Génération Raymond (1990). He died on September 4, 2006 in Orry-la-Ville, Oise, ...

C'est arrivé près de chez vous

55. André Bonzel

Cinematographer | C'est arrivé près de chez vous

André Bonzel was born in 1961. He is a cinematographer and director, known for Man Bites Dog (1992), Et j'aime à la fureur and Tigers in the City (2012).

C'est arrivé près de chez vous

56. Benoît Poelvoorde

Actor | C'est arrivé près de chez vous

Benoît Poelvoorde was born on September 22, 1964 in Namur, Wallonia, Belgium. He is an actor and writer, known for Man Bites Dog (1992), The Brand New Testament (2015) and Romantics Anonymous (2010).

C'est arrivé près de chez vous

Willy 1er

58. Zoran Boukherma

Director | Willy 1er

Zoran Boukherma is a director and writer, known for Willy 1er (2016), Perrault, La Fontaine, mon cul! (2015) and The Family (2013).

Willy 1er

59. Marielle Gautier

Director | Willy 1er

Marielle Gautier is known for her work on Willy 1er (2016), 3 Days to Kill (2014) and The Family (2013).

Willy 1er

60. Hugo P. Thomas

Writer | Willy 1er

Hugo P. Thomas is a writer and editor, known for Willy 1er (2016), Lucy (2014) and Perrault, La Fontaine, mon cul! (2015).

Willy 1er

61. Maryam Goormaghtigh

Director | Avant la fin de l'été

Maryam Goormaghtigh is a director and writer, known for Before Summer Ends (2017), Bibeleskaes (2006) and Le fantôme de Jenny M (2009).

Avant la fin de l'été

62. Justine Triet

Director | Sibyl

Justine Triet is a graduate from the Paris National School of Fine Arts. Since then, she has directed a couple of films dealing with the place of the individual within a group: Sur place (2007) was shot right in the middle of the 2006 student protest; Solférino (2009) was filmed during the ...

Victoria

63. Georges Méliès

Director | À la conquête du pôle

Georges Méliès was a French illusionist and film director famous for leading many technical and narrative developments in the earliest days of cinema.

Méliès was an especially prolific innovator in the use of special effects, popularizing such techniques as substitution splices, multiple exposures, ...

La lune à un mètre Le Voyage dans la Lune Le chaudron infernal La sirène Le diable noir Les affiches en goguette

64. Serge Bromberg

Producer | L'enfer d'Henri-Georges Clouzot

Serge Bromberg was born on April 26, 1961 in Saint-Maur-des-Fossés, Val-de-Marne, France. He is a producer, known for Inferno (2009), The Extraordinary Voyage (2011) and A Rabbi, a Priest and an Ex-Gumba (2017).

L'enfer d'Henri-Georges Clouzot

L'enfer d'Henri-Georges Clouzot

66. Olivier Babinet

Director | Swagger

Olivier Babinet is a director and writer, known for Swagger (2016), Robert Mitchum Is Dead (2010) and C'est plutôt genre Johnny Walker (2008).

Swagger

67. Eugène Green

Director | La Sapienza

Eugène Green was born in 1947 in New York City, New York, USA. He is a director and writer, known for Sapience (2014), The Living World (2003) and Waiting for the Barbarians (2017).

Le monde vivant Le pont des Arts La sapienza Le fils de Joseph Como Fernando Pessoa salvou portugal

68. Rachel Lang

Director | Baden Baden

Rachel Lang is a director and writer, known for Baden Baden (2016), For You I Will Fight (2010) and White Turnips Make It Hard to Sleep (2011).

Baden Baden

69. Robin Campillo

Writer | Eastern Boys

Robin Campillo was born on August 16, 1962 in Mohammédia, Morocco. He is a writer and editor, known for Eastern Boys (2013), BPM (Beats Per Minute) (2017) and The Class (2008).

120 battements par minute

Takara - La nuit où j'ai nagé

71. Romain Goupil

Actor | Les jours venus

Politically committed to the left, Romain Goupil, born in 1951, is the most eloquent representative of the spirit of the revolution of May 1968. From his first feature in 1982, Mourir à 30 ans (1982) to his latest to date Hands Up (2010), he has managed to remain faithful to his ideals, ...

Mourir à 30 ans

72. Chantal Akerman

Director | Je, tu, il, elle

Chantal Akerman was born on June 6, 1950 in Brussels, Belgium as Chantal Anne Akerman. She was a director and writer, known for Je Tu Il Elle (1974), A Couch in New York (1996) and The Meetings of Anna (1978). She was married to Sonia Wieder-Atherton. She died on October 5, 2015 in Paris, France.

Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du commerce, 1080 Bruxelles

73. Sébastien Laudenbach

Writer | La jeune fille sans mains

Sébastien Laudenbach is a writer and director, known for The Girl Without Hands (2016), Des câlins dans les cuisines (2004) and Regarder Oana (2009).

Journal Regarder Oana Daphne ou la belle plante La jeune fille sans mains

74. Mia Hansen-Løve

Director | L'avenir

Cinema came into Mia Hansen-Løve's life when she was eighteen, as Olivier Assayas made her start as an actress in Late August, Early September (1998). Two years later, he gave her the part of "Aline" in his Les destinées (2000). Their artistic collaboration was coupled by a union in real ...

Le père de mes enfants Un amour de jeunesse

75. Pascal Cervo

Director | Hugues

Pascal Cervo was born in July 1977 in Soisy-sur-Seine, France. He is an actor and director, known for Hugues (2017), Valérie n'est plus ici (2009) and 4 garçons dans la nuit (2010).

Hugues

Stations

77. Narimane Mari

Producer | Loubia hamra

Narimane Mari is a producer and director, known for Bloody Beans (2013), Le fort des fous (2017) and Roundabout in My Head (2015).

Le fort des fous

78. Jean Rouch

Director | Moi, un noir

Jean Rouch was born on May 31, 1917 in Paris, France. He was a director and cinematographer, known for I, a Negro (1958), Madame L'Eau (1993) and Six in Paris (1965). He was married to Joselyne Lamothe. He died on February 18, 2004 in Birni N'Konni, Niger.

Mammy Water Les maîtres fous Moi, un noir La pyramide humaine Chronique d'un été (Paris 1960) La punition La chasse au lion à l'arc Jaguar Petit à petit

79. Edgar Morin

Director | Chronique d'un été (Paris 1960)

Edgar Morin was born on July 8, 1921 in Paris, France as Edgar Nahoum. He is a writer and director, known for Chronicle of a Summer (1961), The Hour of Truth (1965) and Lest We Forget (1991).

Chronique d'un été (Paris 1960)

80. Nicolas Philibert

Director | Être et avoir

Nicolas Philibert was born on January 10, 1951 in Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France. He is a director and editor, known for To Be and to Have (2002), La Maison de la radio (2013) and In the Land of the Deaf (1992).

Être et avoir De chaque instant

81. Nicolas Wadimoff

Director | Clandestins

Born 1964 in Geneva. Nicolas Wadimoff has directed both fictions and documentaries, among them the multi awarded "Clandestins" (1997). His latest films "Jean Ziegler, the Optimism of Willpower" (2016), "Spartiates" (2014), "Operation Libertad" (2012) and "Aisheen, still alive in Gaza" (2010) have ...

L'Apollon de Gaza

82. Sophie Letourneur

Director | La vie au ranch

Sophie Letourneur is a director and writer, known for Chicks (2009), La tête dans le vide (2004) and Les coquillettes (2012).

Le marin masqué

83. Mathieu Kassovitz

Actor | Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain

Mathieu Kassovitz was born on August 3, 1967 in Paris, France. He is an actor, known for Amélie (2001), La Haine (1995) and The Crimson Rivers (2000). He is married to Julie Mauduech. They have one child.

L'ordre et la morale

84. Jean Painlevé

Director | Pasteur

Jean Painlevé was born on November 20, 1902 in Paris, France. He was a director and writer, known for Pasteur (1947), The Seahorse (1934) and Crevettes (1930). He died on July 2, 1989 in Paris.

Hyas et stenorinques L'hippocampe, ou 'Cheval marin' Barbe-Bleue

85. Leos Carax

Director | Holy Motors

Leos Carax made several short films and also wrote film criticism, then at the age of 24 years made a very strong first feature Boy Meets Girl (1984). The film played at the 1984 Cannes film festival and was a critical triumph. It paved the way for Carax's second feature Mauvais Sang (1986) (Bad ...

Holy Motors

86. Claire Denis

Director | High Life

Claire Denis was born on April 21, 1946 in Paris, France. She is a director and writer, known for High Life (2018), Beau travail (1999) and 35 Shots of Rum (2008).

Un beau soleil intérieur

87. Claude Berri

Writer | Jean de Florette

Claude Berri was born on July 1, 1934 in Paris, France as Claude Berel Langmann. He was a producer and actor, known for Jean de Florette (1986), The Two of Us (1967) and Hunting and Gathering (2007). He was married to Anne-Marie Rassam and Sylvie Gautrelet. He died on January 12, 2009 in Paris.

Le vieil homme et l'enfant

Racines Lointaines Territoire perdu Les tourmentes Les éternels

89. Quentin Dupieux

Director | Rubber

Quentin Dupieux is a director and writer, known for Rubber (2010), Wrong (2012) and Reality (2014).

Au poste!

90. Jean Libon

Writer | Ni juge, ni soumise

Jean Libon is a producer and writer, known for So Help Me God (2017), Strip-tease (1985) and Elvis (1990).

Ni juge, ni soumise

91. Yves Hinant

Director | Ni juge, ni soumise

Yves Hinant is a director and writer, known for So Help Me God (2017), The Referees (2009) and La nuit des Césars (1976).

Ni juge, ni soumise

92. Jean Genet

Writer | Poison

Jean-Paul Sartre likens Jean Genet to a saint for a very particular reason, a reason that is apparent in the title of the biography, but which does not translate in the English title--"Saint Genet: Actor and Martyr"--because meaning and referentiality are lost. The French title is "Saint Genet: ...

Un chant d'amour

93. Regina Demina

Actress | J'irai où tu iras

Regina Demina is an actress and director, known for J'irai où tu iras (2019), Dotcom and Ex-Model (2014).

Dot Com

94. Sarah Maldoror

Director | Sambizanga

Sarah Maldoror was born in 1938 in Gers, France as Sarah Durados. She is a director and writer, known for Sambizanga (1972), Des fusils pour Banta (1970) and Aimé Césaire, le masque de mots (1987).

Sambizanga

Demi-vie à Fukushima

96. Quentin Papapietro

Actor | En fumée

Quentin Papapietro is an actor and editor, known for En fumée (2018), Déjà-vu (2012) and Water Music (2014).

En fumée

97. Robert Bresson

Writer | Au hasard Balthazar

Robert Bresson trained as a painter before moving into films as a screenwriter, making a short film (atypically a comedy), Public Affairs (1934) in 1934. After spending more than a year as a German POW during World War II, he made his debut with Angels of Sin (1943) in 1943. His next film, Les ...

Un condamné à mort s'est échappé ou Le vent souffle où il veut

A Bright Light: Karen and the Process

99. Emmanuel Gras

Cinematographer | Makala

Born in Cannes, France in 1976, Emmanuel Gras would later be honored at the famous film festival in his hometown at age 41 when his Makala was chosen as the first documentary in that program's history for its International Critics Week.Gras took a degree in history but then switched to studying ...

Makala

100. Jean-Marie Straub

Director | Chronik der Anna Magdalena Bach

Jean-Marie Straub was born on January 8, 1933 in Metz, Moselle, Lorraine, France. He is a director and editor, known for The Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach (1968), Sicily! (1999) and Class Relations (1984). He was previously married to Danièle Huillet.

Machorka-Muff Not Reconciled, or only Violence Helps where Violence Rules Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach Les yeux ne veulent pas en tout temps se fermer, ou Peut-être qu'un jour Rome se permettra de choisir à son tour Trop tôt/Trop tard



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