Laurent Cantet (French: [kɑ̃tɛ]) is a French director, born on June 15, 1961 at Melle, Deux-Sèvres. His parents were schoolteachers in Ardilleux.
His film L'Emploi du temps was placed at 99 on Slant Magazine's best films of the 2000s, number 9 of The Guardian's Best Films of the Noughties, and number 11 at The AV Club's top 50 films of the 00s.
On 25 May 2008, he received the Palme d'Or at the Festival de Cannes 2008, for the movie Entre les murs.
- 2008 : Nominated, Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film for The Class (Entre Les Murs).
- This article incorporates information from the revision as of 24 July 2007 of the equivalent article on the French Wikipedia.