Directors French New Gen

by angeliki_spatki | created - 09 May 2011 | updated - 2 months ago | Public

New French Directors - a continuity... (to their predecessors)

1. Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Director | Un long dimanche de fiançailles

Jean-Pierre Jeunet is a self-taught director who was very quickly interested by cinema, with a predilection for a fantastic cinema where form is as important as the subject. Thus he started directing TV commercials and video clips (such as Julien Clerc in 1984). At the same time he met designer/...

2. Christophe Barratier

Writer | Les choristes

Christophe Barratier was born on June 17, 1963 in Asnières-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France. He is a producer and writer, known for The Chorus (2004), Paris 36 (2008) and War of the Buttons (2011).

L' Outsider 2016: A story about world's big bank Societé Générale, Paris 36 2008, Les Choristes 2004

3. 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 ...

4. Guillaume Nicloux

Director | L'enlèvement de Michel Houellebecq

Guillaume Nicloux was born on August 3, 1966. He is a director and writer, known for The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq (2014), To the Ends of the World (2018) and The End (2016).

5. Benoît Jacquot

Director | Les adieux à la reine

Benoît Jacquot was born on February 5, 1947 in Paris, France. He is a director and writer, known for Farewell, My Queen (2012), À Tout de Suite (2004) and 3 Hearts (2014).

6. Mathieu Amalric

Actor | Le scaphandre et le papillon

Mathieu Amalric was born on October 25, 1965 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France. He is an actor and director, known for The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007), The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) and Munich (2005).

7. Guillaume Canet

Actor | Jeux d'enfants

Son of horse breeders, the young man spent his childhood in the countryside near Paris. In his youth, Guillaume wanted to be a horse-rider, and briefly followed a professional career in the sport. A bad fall broke his dreams, but is at the origin of his acting career, and success. After briefly ...

8. 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 Swimming Pool (2003).

9. Pascal Chaumeil

Director | L'arnacoeur

Pascal Chaumeil was born on February 9, 1961 in Paris, France. He was a director and assistant director, known for Heartbreaker (2010), The Fifth Element (1997) and Léon: The Professional (1994). He was married to Camille. He died on August 27, 2015 in Paris, Ile-de-France, France.

10. Cédric Klapisch

Director | L'auberge espagnole

Cédric Klapisch was born on September 4, 1961 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France. He is a director and writer, known for L'auberge espagnole (2002), When the Cat's Away (1996) and Un air de famille (1996). He has been married to Lola Doillon since 2002. They have one child.

11. Claude Miller

Writer | Garde à vue

Claude Miller was born on February 20, 1942 in Paris, France. He was a writer and director, known for Garde à vue (1981), The Little Thief (1988) and A Secret (2007). He was married to Annie Miller. He died on April 4, 2012 in Paris.

12. Robert Guédiguian

Producer | Marius et Jeannette

Robert Guédiguian was born on December 3, 1953 in Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France. He is a producer and writer, known for Marius and Jeannette (1997), The Town Is Quiet (2000) and The Snows of Kilimanjaro (2011).

13. Alexandre Arcady

Producer | 24 jours

Alexandre Arcady was born on March 17, 1947 in Algiers, Alger, France as Arcady Egry. He is a producer and director, known for 24 Days (2014), What the Day Owes the Night (2012) and Last Summer in Tangiers (1987).

14. 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), 35 Shots of Rum (2008) and Beau travail (1999).

Un beau soleil intérieur 2017, White Material (with Is. Huppert) 2009

15. Agnès Jaoui

Actress | Comme une image

Agnès Jaoui was born on October 19, 1964 in Antony, Hauts-de-Seine, France. She is an actress and writer, known for Look at Me (2004), The Taste of Others (2000) and Un air de famille (1996). She was previously married to Jean-Pierre Bacri.

Let it rain (Parlez moi de la pluie)

16. Nicole Garcia

Actress | Mon oncle d'Amérique

Nicole Garcia was born on April 22, 1946 in Oran, France. She is an actress and writer, known for My American Uncle (1980), Alias Betty (2001) and Le fils préféré (1994).

Going Away (Un Beau Dimanche) 2012 (περισσότερα)

17. Frédéric Beigbeder

Writer | The Day All Women Loved Me

Frédéric Beigbeder was born on September 21, 1965 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France. He is an actor and writer, known for The Day All Women Loved Me (2006), Love Lasts Three Years (2011) and The Ideal (2016).

18. Christophe Honoré

Writer | Plaire, aimer et courir vite

Christophe Honoré was born on April 10, 1970 in Carhaix-Plouguer, Finistère, France. He is a writer and director, known for Sorry Angel (2018), Love Songs (2007) and The Beautiful Person (2008).

19. Luc Besson

Writer | The Fifth Element

Luc Besson spent the first years of his life following his parents, scuba diving instructors, around the world. His early life was entirely aquatic. He already showed amazing creativity as a youth, writing early drafts of The Big Blue (1988) and The Fifth Element (1997), as an adolescent bored in ...

20. Éric Toledano

Writer | Intouchables

Éric Toledano was born on July 3, 1971 in Paris, France. He is a writer and director, known for The Intouchables (2011), C'est la vie! (2017) and Tellement proches (2009).

21. Olivier Nakache

Writer | Intouchables

Olivier Nakache was born on April 15, 1973 in Suresnes, Hauts-de-Seine, France. He is a writer and director, known for The Intouchables (2011), C'est la vie! (2017) and Tellement proches (2009).

22. Philippe Le Guay

Writer | Alceste à bicyclette

Philippe Le Guay was born on October 22, 1956. He is a writer and director, known for Bicycling with Molière (2013), The Women on the 6th Floor (2010) and Le clou (1984).

23. Rachid Bouchareb

Director | Cheb

Rachid Bouchareb was born on September 1, 1959 in Paris, France. He is a director and writer, known for Cheb (1991), Little Senegal (2000) and Days of Glory (2006).

24. Régis Wargnier

Writer | Est - Ouest

Régis Wargnier was born on April 18, 1948 in Metz, Moselle, France. He is a writer and assistant director, known for East/West (1999), Indochine (1992) and Une femme française (1995).

25. Philippe Claudel

Writer | Il y a longtemps que je t'aime

Philippe Claudel was born on February 2, 1962 in Dombasle-sur-Meurthe, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France. He is a writer and director, known for I've Loved You So Long (2008), A Childhood (2015) and Before the Winter Chill (2013).

26. Olivier Megaton

Director | Transporter 3

Olivier Megaton was born on August 6, 1965 in Versailles, Seine-et-Oise [now Yvelines], France as Olivier Fontana. He is a director and writer, known for Transporter 3 (2008), Colombiana (2011) and Exit (2000).

27. Laurent Tirard

Writer | Molière

Born in France in 1967, Laurent Tirard went to the US, to New York University, to study filmmaking and then became a script reader for the American company Warner Brothers.He returned to France to do journalism for the magazine Studio, during which time he interviewed 20 notable filmmakers which ...

28. Jean-Jacques Annaud

Director | Der Name der Rose

Jean-Jacques Annaud is a French film director, screenwriter and producer, best known for directing Quest for Fire (1981), The Name of the Rose (1986), The Lover (1992), Seven Years in Tibet (1997) and Wolf Totem (2015). Annaud has received numerous awards for his work, including four César Awards, ...

29. Emmanuel Mouret

Director | L'art d'aimer

Emmanuel Mouret was born on June 30, 1970 in Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France. He is a director and writer, known for The Art of Love (2011), Lady J (2018) and Another Life (2013).

30. 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 ...

31. Benoît Delépine

Writer | Aaltra

Benoît Delépine was born on August 30, 1958 in Saint-Quentin, Aisne, France. He is a writer and actor, known for Aaltra (2004), Louise-Michel (2008) and Le grand soir (2012).

Mammuth 2005

32. Gustave Kervern

Actor | Louise-Michel

Gustave Kervern was born on December 27, 1962 in Mauritius. He is an actor and writer, known for Louise-Michel (2008), Aaltra (2004) and Le grand soir (2012).

Mammuth 2010, Aaltra 2004

33. Yann Samuell

Writer | Jeux d'enfants

Went to film school.

Love me if you dare (Jeux d' enfants) 2003

34. Patrice Leconte

Director | La fille sur le pont

Patrice Leconte was born on November 12, 1947 in Paris, France. He is a director and writer, known for The Girl on the Bridge (1999), Monsieur Hire (1989) and Ridicule (1996).

35. 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 ...

36. 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.

37. Gabriel Aghion

Director | Pédale douce

Gabriel Aghion was born on December 30, 1955 in Alexandria, Egypt. He is a director and writer, known for Pédale douce (1996), Scarlet Fever (1983) and Avocat d'office (1994).

38. Bruno Nuytten

Director | Camille Claudel

Bruno Nuytten is one of the most successful French cinematographers notable for his many collaborations with outstanding filmmakers. He was twice awarded the César for Best Cinematography: Barocco (1976) and So Long, Stooge (1983). Later he started to direct and is best known for his masterpiece ...

40. Olivier Dahan

Director | La môme

Olivier Dahan was born on June 26, 1967 in La Ciotat, Bouches-du-Rhône, France. He is a director and writer, known for La Vie en Rose (2007), Ghost River (2002) and Sold.

41. Vincent Garenq

Director | Présumé coupable

Vincent Garenq is a director and writer, known for Guilty (2011), The Clearstream Affair (2014) and Kalinka (2016).

42. Patrice Chéreau

Director | Intimacy

Patrice Chéreau was born on November 2, 1944 in Lézigné, Maine-et-Loire, France. He is known for his work on Intimacy (2001), Queen Margot (1994) and Gabrielle (2005). He died on October 7, 2013 in Clichy, Hauts-de-Seine, France.

Intimacy

43. Frédéric Auburtin

Director | Paris, je t'aime

Frédéric Auburtin was born on June 4, 1962 in Marseille, France. He is an assistant director and director, known for Paris, je t'aime (2006), The Man in the Iron Mask (1998) and The Bridge (1999).

The Bridge (Un Pont entre deux Rives) 1999

44. Michel Hazanavicius

Writer | The Artist

Michel Hazanavicius was born and raised in Paris, France. His grandparents were originally from Lithuania, but relocated to France in the 1920s. Hazanavicius attended art school, and moved on to work as a director for commercials and television projects. In 1999, he wrote and directed his first ...

The Artist 2011 - Jean Dujardin won 1st Role Oscar 2011

45. Maïwenn

Actress | Polisse

Maïwenn (sometimes credited as Maïwenn Besco or her birth name Maïwenn Le Besco, born 17 April 1976) is a French actress, film director and screenwriter.

Maïwenn was born as Maïwenn Le Besco in Les Lilas, Seine-Saint-Denis, France. It is a suburban area East of Paris. Maïwenn is of mixed Breton, ...

Mon Roi 2015

46. Emmanuelle Bercot

Actress | Mon roi

Emmanuelle Bercot was born on November 6, 1967 in Paris, France. She is an actress and writer, known for My King (2015), Polisse (2011) and Clément (2001).

47. Laurent Bouhnik

Director | Sélect Hôtel

Laurent Bouhnik was born on April 7, 1961 in Paris, France. He is a director and writer, known for Select Hotel (1996), 1999 Madeleine (1999) and Zonzon (1998).

48. Fabienne Berthaud

Writer | Pieds nus sur les limaces

Fabienne Berthaud is an actress and writer, known for Lily Sometimes (2010), Sky (2015) and Frankie (2005).

49. Thomas Cailley

Writer | Les combattants

Thomas Cailley is a writer and director, known for Love at First Fight (2014), Paris Shanghai (2011) and Ad Vitam (2018).

50. Arnaud Desplechin

Director | Rois et reine

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

51. Cédric Jimenez

Director | La French

Cédric Jimenez (born 26 June 1976) is a French film producer, film director and screenwriter. He is married to the screenwriter and journalist Audrey Diwan, with whom he has two children.

The film career of Cédric Jimenez starts through documentary means. In 2003, back in France after a long stay in...

52. Jérôme Salle

Writer | Anthony Zimmer

Jérôme Salle was born in 1971 in Paris. He is a writer and director, known for Anthony Zimmer (2005), The Odyssey (2016) and The Tourist (2010).

Zulu (Cape of Fear) 2017

53. Eric Barbier

Writer | La promesse de l'aube

Eric Barbier was born on June 29, 1960 in Aix-en-Provence, Bouches-du-Rhône, France. He is a writer and director, known for Promise at Dawn (2017), Le brasier (1991) and The Last Diamond (2014).

54. Anne Fontaine

Writer | Coco avant Chanel

Anne Fontaine was born on July 15, 1959 in Luxembourg as Anne Sibertin-Blanc. She is an actress and writer, known for Coco Before Chanel (2009), The Innocents (2016) and Reinventing Marvin (2017). She is married to Philippe Carcassonne. They have one child.



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