Christophe Barratier

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Christophe Barratier
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Christophe Barratier
Born (1963-06-17) 17 June 1963 (age 53)
France
Occupation Director, writer, producer
Years active 1996–present

Christophe Barratier (born 17 June 1963) is a French film producer, film director and screenwriter, and lyricist.

Early life and education[edit]

Barratier is the son of the actress Eva Simonet and M. Barratier. He is the nephew of the film director Jacques Perrin, who was an influence on his choice of career.

Career[edit]

Barratier has directed three successful feature films. The first was The Chorus (2004). As the lyricist of the film's song "Look To Your Path", he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song. The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film as well as eight César Awards, of which it won two.

His second feature film Paris 36, starring Gérard Jugnot and Nora Arnezeder, was nominated for Academy Award for Best Original Song and four César Awards.

His 2011 film, War of the Buttons (2011) is an adaptation of La Guerre des boutons (War of the Buttons), based on the 1912 novel by Louis Pergaud. It is altered by being set during World War II and the German Occupation of France. It was produced and co-written by Thomas Langmann (an Academy Award-winner for The Artist), with financial participation by Canal Plus. It was released in France during September 2011 and cost €16 million.[1] It is being distributed in the United States as The War of the Buttons.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Box Office Role Notes
1996 Microcosmos $52.8 million[2] Producer Documentary
Nominated - Online Film & Television Association Award for Best Documentary Picture
1999 Himalaya $40.1 million[3] Producer
2001 Winged Migration $52.8 million[4] Producer Documentary
2002 Les tombales Director & Writer Short
2003 La vie comme elle va Producer Documentary
Nominated - International Documentary Association - Feature Documentaries
2004 The Chorus $83.6 million[5] Director, Writer & Lyricist Austin Film Festival - Best Narrative Feature - Distributed
Bangkok International Film Festival - Best Director
Heartland Film Festival - Crystal Heart Award
Ljubljana International Film Festival - Audience Award
Lumières Award for Best Film
Nominated - Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Nominated - Academy Award for Best Original Song
Nominated - Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Nominated - BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
Nominated - BAFTA Award for Best Film Not in the English Language
Nominated - César Award for Best Film
Nominated - César Award for Best Director
Nominated - César Award for Best First Feature Film
Nominated - Bangkok International Film Festival - Best Film
Nominated - Goya Award for Best European Film
Nominated - Karlovy Vary International Film Festival - Crystal Globe
Nominated - London Film Critics' Circle - Foreign Language Film of the Year
Nominated - Young Artist Award for Best International Feature Film
2008 Paris 36 $22.5 million[6] Director & Writer Nominated - Montreal World Film Festival - Grand Prix des Amériques
2011 War of the Buttons $13.9 million[7] Director & Writer Nominated - Palm Springs International Film Festival - Best Narrative Feature
2016 Team Spirit $90.000[8] Director & Writer

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