Best french director's working today

by lemmycaution40 | created - 26 Mar 2012 | updated - 3 weeks ago | Public

1. 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), A Christmas Tale (2008) and La vie des morts (1991).

2. 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 ...

3. Bruno Dumont

Writer | La vie de Jésus

Bruno Dumont was born on March 14, 1958 in Bailleul, Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France. He is a writer and director, known for The Life of Jesus (1997), Camille Claudel 1915 (2013) and Ma Loute (2016).

4. Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche

Director | Histoire de Judas

Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche was born in 1966 in Beni Zid, Algeria. He is a director and actor, known for Histoire de Judas (2015), Bled Number One (2006) and Wesh wesh, qu'est-ce qui se passe? (2001).

5. Alain Guiraudie

Director | L'inconnu du lac

Alain Guiraudie was born on July 15, 1964 in Villefranche-de-Rouergue, Aveyron, France. He is a director and writer, known for L'inconnu du lac (2013), Rester vertical (2016) and Ce vieux rêve qui bouge (2001).

6. Abdellatif Kechiche

Writer | La vie d'Adèle

Abdellatif Kechiche was born on December 7, 1960 in Tunis, Tunisia. He is an actor and writer, known for Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013), L'esquive (2003) and The Secret of the Grain (2007).

7. Gaspar Noé

Director | Irréversible

Gaspar Noé was born on December 27, 1963 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is a director and producer, known for Irreversible (2002), Enter the Void (2009) and I Stand Alone (1998).

8. Claire Denis

Director | Beau travail

Claire Denis was born on April 21, 1946 in Paris, France. She is a director and writer, known for Beau travail (1999), 35 Shots of Rum (2008) and Nenette and Boni (1996).

9. Philippe Grandrieux

Director | Un lac

Philippe Grandrieux born 1954 is a French film director and screenwriter. Grandrieux was born in Saint-Étienne. He studied film at the Institut National Supérieur des Arts du Spectacle in Belgium. He exhibited his first video work at Galerie Albert Baronian, Bruxelles. In the 1980s, he worked in ...

10. Christophe Honoré

Writer | Les chansons d'amour

Christophe Honoré was born on April 10, 1970 in Carhaix-Plouguer, Finistère, France. He is a writer and director, known for Love Songs (2007), Ma mère (2004) and Dans Paris (2006).

11. 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), 3 coeurs (2014) and À Tout de Suite (2004).

12. Olivier Assayas

Writer | Personal Shopper

Olivier Assayas was born on January 25, 1955 in Paris, France. He is a writer and director, known for Personal Shopper (2016), Something in the Air (2012) and Demonlover (2002).

13. Philippe Garrel

Writer | Les amants réguliers

Philippe Garrel was born on April 6, 1948 in Paris, France. He is a writer and director, known for Les amants réguliers (2005), L'amant d'un jour (2017) and L'enfant secret (1979).

14. Arnaud des Pallières

Writer | Michael Kohlhaas

Arnaud des Pallières was born on December 1, 1961 in Paris, France. He is a writer and director, known for Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas (2013), Diane Wellington (2010) and Parc (2008).

15. 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 La Sapienza (2014), Le monde vivant (2003) and Memories (2007).

16. Bertrand Bonello

Director | Nocturama

Bertrand Bonello was born on September 11, 1968 in Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France. He is a director and writer, known for Nocturama (2016), Saint Laurent (2014) and House of Tolerance (2011).

17. Pascale Ferran

Writer | Lady Chatterley

Pascale Ferran was born on April 17, 1960 in Paris, France. She is a writer and director, known for Lady Chatterley (2006), L'âge des possibles (1995) and Coming to Terms with the Dead (1994).

18. 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 ...

19. 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 Dans la maison (2012), 8 femmes (2002) and Swimming Pool (2003).

20. Quentin Dupieux

Director | Rubber

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

21. Céline Sciamma

Writer | Bande de filles

Céline Sciamma was born on November 12, 1980 in Pontoise, Val-d'Oise, France. She is a writer and director, known for Bande de filles (2014), Naissance des pieuvres (2007) and Tomboy (2011).

22. 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 ...

23. 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), Les neiges du Kilimandjaro (2011) and La ville est tranquille (2000).

24. 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 ...

25. 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 L'art d'aimer (2011), Une autre vie (2013) and Changement d'adresse (2006).

26. 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).

27. Pierre Trividic

Writer | Lady Chatterley

Pierre Trividic is a writer and director, known for Lady Chatterley (2006), Un siècle d'écrivains (1995) and L'autre (2008).

28. Xavier Beauvois

Writer | Des hommes et des dieux

Xavier Beauvois was born on March 20, 1967 in Auchel, Pas-de-Calais, France. He is an actor and writer, known for Des hommes et des dieux (2010), Nord (1991) and N'oublie pas que tu vas mourir (1995).

29. Alain Cavalier

Writer | Thérèse

Alain Cavalier was born on September 14, 1931 in Vendôme, Loir-et-Cher, France as Alain Fraisse. He is a writer and director, known for Thérèse (1986), Un étrange voyage (1981) and Libera me (1993). He was previously married to Irène Tunc.

30. Clément Cogitore

Director | Ni le ciel ni la terre

Clément Cogitore is a director and writer, known for Neither Heaven Nor Earth (2015), Visités (2007) and Braguino (2017).

31. Jean-Claude Brisseau

Director | Choses secrètes

Jean-Claude Brisseau was born on July 17, 1944 in Paris, France. He is a director and writer, known for Choses secrètes (2002), De bruit et de fureur (1988) and Céline (1992).

32. Jean-Paul Civeyrac

Director | Toutes ces belles promesses

Jean-Paul Civeyrac was born on December 24, 1964 in Firminy nr. Saint-Etienne, Loire, Rhône-Alpes, France. He is a director and writer, known for Toutes ces belles promesses (2003), Fantômes (2001) and La vie selon Luc (1991).

33. 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 Time Out (2001).

34. André Téchiné

Writer | Les roseaux sauvages

André Téchiné was born on March 13, 1943 in Valence, Tarn-et-Garonne, France. He is a writer and director, known for Wild Reeds (1994), Quand on a 17 ans (2016) and Rendez-vous (1985).

35. Catherine Breillat

Writer | À ma soeur!

Catherine Breillat is a Paris based filmmaker and writer who became famous for her distinctively personal films on sexuality, gender trouble and sibling rivalry. Accused of being a "porno auteuriste", Breillat allowed for an unbiased view of sexuality and extended the language of mainstream movies....

36. Rebecca Zlotowski

Writer | Grand Central

Rebecca Zlotowski was born on April 21, 1980 in Paris, France as Rebecca Myriam Clara Zlotowski. She is a writer, known for Grand Central (2013), Planetarium (2016) and Dear Prudence (2010).

37. Jacques Doillon

Director | Ponette

Jacques Doillon was born on March 15, 1944 in Paris, France. He is a director and writer, known for Ponette (1996), Le petit criminel (1990) and Le jeune Werther (1993).

38. 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), Family Resemblances (1996) and When the Cat's Away (1996). He has been married to Lola Doillon since 2002. They have one child.

39. Jean-François Richet

Director | L'instinct de mort

Jean-François Richet was born on July 2, 1966 in Paris, France. He is a director and writer, known for Mesrine Part 1: Killer Instinct (2008), Mesrine Part 2: Public Enemy #1 (2008) and État des lieux (1995).