Saturday, April 25, 2015
Let's continue with the French male directors in the competition, Guillaume Nicloux and Stéphane Brizé. Remember that Jacques Audiard already has his own post.
Born in August 3, 1966. He is known as a writer and has published 9 novels; so was natural that one of his first cinema related work was as a screenwriter with the script of 1990. But a few years before, in 1987 he directs his first short film L'Orage and starts a directing career that include several short films, TV films and feature films. He also occasionally performs as an actor.
Not really familiar with this director and the only film I have seen by him is his 2013 La religieuse (The Nun) that opened In Competition at 2013 Berlinale which I found not easy to watch, except for the outstanding performance by Isabelle Huppert in another very disturbing role. Worth mentioning that his third feature film Faut pas rire du bonheur was part of the 1994 Cannes official selection in the Cinémas en France section, so it's not his first visit to Cannes but definitively is his first time in the main competition.