Christophe Honoré

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Christophe Honoré
Christophe Honoré.jpg
Honoré in 2010
Born (1970-04-10) 10 April 1970 (age 45)
Carhaix, Finistère, France
Nationality French
Occupation Film director, writer
Years active 2000–present

Christophe Honoré (born 10 April 1970) is a French writer and film director.

Honoré was born in Carhaix, Finistère. After moving to Paris in 1995, he wrote articles in Les Cahiers du Cinéma. He started writing soon after. His 1996 book Tout contre Léo (Close to Leo) talks about HIV and is aimed at young adults; he made it into a movie in 2002. He wrote other books for young adults throughout the late 1990s. His first play, Les Débutantes, was performed at Avignon's Off Festival in 1998. In 2005, he returned to Avignon to present Dionysos impuissant in the "In" Festival, with Joana Preiss and Louis Garrel playing the leads.

A well-known director, he is considered an "auteur" in French cinema. His 2006 film Dans Paris has led him to be considered by French critics as the heir to the Nouvelle Vague cinema. In 2007, Les Chansons d'amour was one of the films selected to be in competition at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival.[1] Honoré is openly gay,[2] and some of his movies or screenplays (among them Les Filles ne savent pas nager, Dix-sept fois Cécile Cassard and Les Chansons d'amour) deal with gay or lesbian relations.

Honoré has been the screenwriter for some of Gaël Morel's films. He has also directed Louis Garrel in five different films.


  • 1995 : Tout contre Léo (jeunesse), turned into a film in 2002
  • 1996 : C'est plus fort que moi (jeunesse)
  • 1997 : Je joue très bien tout seul (jeunesse)
  • 1997 : L'Affaire petit Marcel (jeunesse)
  • 1997 : L’Infamille (Éditions de L'Olivier, ISBN 2-87929-143-7)
  • 1998 : Zéro de lecture (jeunesse)
  • 1998 : Une toute petite histoire d'amour (jeunesse)
  • 1998 : Je ne suis pas une fille à papa (jeunesse)
  • 1999 : Les Nuits où personne ne dort (jeunesse)
  • 1999 : Mon cœur bouleversé (jeunesse)
  • 1999: Bretonneries (jeunesse)
  • 1999 : La Douceur (Éditions de L'Olivier, ISBN 2-87929-236-0)


Film director[edit]




- Gerstner, David A. and Julien Nahmias. Christophe Honoré: A Critical Introduction. [1]

- Rees-Roberts, Nick. French Queer Cinema. Edinburgh University Press, 2008.

External links[edit]

  1. ^ Gerstner, David A.; Nahmias, Julian (2015). Christophe Honoré: A Critical Introduction. Detroit: Wayne State University Press. p. 272. ISBN 9780814338636. Retrieved 12 December 2015.