Jacques Audiard

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Jacques Audiard
Jacques Audiard Cannes 2015 3.jpg
Born (1952-04-30) 30 April 1952 (age 63)
Paris, France
Occupation Film director, screenwriter
Years active 1974–present

Jacques Audiard (French: [ʒak odjaʁ]; born 30 April 1952) is a French film director and screenwriter; and the son of Michel Audiard, also a notable screenwriter and film director.

He won twice both the César Award for Best Film and the BAFTA Award for Best Film not in the English Language, in 2005 for The Beat That My Heart Skipped and in 2010 for A Prophet. He also won the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival. His film Rust and Bone competed for the Palme d'Or at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.[1][2]

His 2015 film Dheepan won the Palme d'Or at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.[3][4]

Life and career[edit]

Audiard was born in Paris. At the beginning of the 1980s he successfully began screenwriting, including Réveillon chez Bob! and Mortelle randonnée, Baxter, Fréquence Meurtre and Saxo.

In 1994, he directed the film Regarde les hommes tomber, a road movie with Mathieu Kassovitz and Jean-Louis Trintignant. The film won the César Award for the best first film and the prix Georges-Sadoul. Two years later he reunited with Mathieu Kassovitz and Jean-Louis Trintignant on his second movie Un héros très discret adapted from the eponymous novel by Jean-François Deniau.

His fourth movie, De battre mon cœur s'est arrêté, received 10 nominations at the Césars and won eight, among them the awards for best film, best director, best screenplay, best film music, and best cinematography.

He also released some music videos, among them Comme elle vient by Noir Désir where all the actors were deaf-mute and interpret the lyrics of the song in sign language. The beginning of the feature (a sequence with subtitles) created a minor scandal. It displayed three women discussing politics who come to the conclusion that "it is better to be deaf than to listen to that".

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Credited as Notes
Director Screenwriter
1974 Kisses Till Monday Yes
1981 Le Professionnel Yes
1983 Deadly Circuit Yes
1984 Série noire Yes TV series
1984 Réveillon chez Bob Yes
1985 All Mixed Up Yes
1987 Killing Time Yes
1988 Saxo Yes
1988 Fréquence meurtre Yes
1989 Baxter Yes
1989 Australia Yes
1991 Swing troubadour Yes
1992 Confessions d'un Barjo Yes
1994 Dead Tired Yes
1994 See How They Fall Yes Yes César Award for Best First Feature Film
Nominated—César Award for Best Writing
1996 A Self Made Hero Yes Yes 1996 Cannes Film Festival - Best Screenplay Award
Stockholm Film Festival - Best Screenplay
Nominated—César Award for Best Director
Nominated—César Award for Best Writing
Nominated—1996 Cannes Film Festival - Palme d'Or
1998 Norme française Yes Yes Short film
1999 Venus Beauty Institute Yes
2001 Read My Lips Yes Yes César Award for Best Writing
Nominated—César Award for Best Film
Nominated—César Award for Best Director
Nominated—European Film Award for Best Screenwriter
2005 The Beat That My Heart Skipped Yes Yes BAFTA Award for Best Film Not in the English Language
César Award for Best Film
César Award for Best Director
César Award for Best Adaptation
French Syndicate of Cinema Critics - Best French Film
Globes de Cristal Award for Best Film
Lumières Award for Best Film
Nominated—55th Berlin International Film Festival - Golden Bear
Nominated—BIFA Award for Best Foreign Independent Film
Nominated—European Film Academy People's Choice Award for Best European Film
2009 A Prophet Yes Yes Austin Film Critics Association Award for Best Foreign Language Film
BAFTA Award for Best Film Not in the English Language
BFI London Film Festival - Best Film
BIFA Award for Best Foreign Independent Film
2009 Cannes Film Festival - Grand Prix
César Award for Best Film
César Award for Best Director
César Award for Best Original Screenplay
Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Dublin Film Critics' Circle - Best Director
French Syndicate of Cinema Critics - Best French Film
Globes de Cristal Award for Best Film
London Film Critics' Circle Award for Film of the Year
Louis Delluc Prize
Lumières Award for Best Director
National Board of Review Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Nominated—Bodil Award for Best Non-American Film
Nominated—David di Donatello for Best European Film
Nominated—European Film Award for Best Director
Nominated—European Film Award for Best Film
Nominated—European Film Award for Best Screenwriter
Nominated—Film Critics Circle of Australia Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Nominated—Gopo Award for Best European Film
Nominated—Goya Award for Best European Film
Nominated—Grand Prix (Belgian Film Critics Association)
Nominated—Independent Spirit Award for Best Foreign Film
Nominated—Lumières Award for Best Film
Nominated—Lumières Award for Best Screenplay
2012 Rust and Bone Yes Yes Also as producer
César Award for Best Adaptation
Globes de Cristal Award for Best Film
London Film Critics' Circle Award for Foreign Language Film of the Year
Lumières Award for Best Director
Lumières Award for Best Screenplay
Swann d'Or for Best Film
Valladolid International Film Festival - Best Director
Valladolid International Film Festival - Miguel Delibes Award for Best Screenplay
Nominated—BAFTA Award for Best Film Not in the English Language
Nominated—BIFA Award for Best Foreign Independent Film
Nominated—Bodil Award for Best Non-American Film
Nominated—2012 Cannes Film Festival - Palme d'Or
Nominated—César Award for Best Film
Nominated—César Award for Best Director
Nominated—Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Nominated—David di Donatello for Best European Film
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Nominated—Goya Award for Best European Film
Nominated—Independent Spirit Award for Best Foreign Film
Nominated—Lumières Award for Best Film
Nominated—Magritte Award for Best Foreign Film in Coproduction
2015 Dheepan Yes Yes 2015 Cannes Film Festival - Palme d'Or[5]

Other awards[edit]

Audiard at the 2012 Cabourg Film Festival.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2012 Official Selection". Cannes. Retrieved 2012-04-19. 
  2. ^ "Cannes Film Festival 2012 line-up announced". timeout. Retrieved 2012-04-19. 
  3. ^ Henry Barnes (24 May 2015). "Cannes 2015: Jacques Audiard's Dheepan wins the Palme d'Or". The Guardian. Retrieved 24 May 2015. 
  4. ^ Rebecca Ford (24 May 2015). "Cannes: 'Dheepan' Wins the Palme d'Or". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 24 May 2015. 
  5. ^ "Cannes Palme d'Or awarded to French film Dheepan". BBC. 24 May 2015. Retrieved 25 May 2015. 

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