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".


Director and writer[edit]

Writer only[edit]

  • 1974 Kisses Till Monday (Bons baisers... à lundi)
  • 1983 Deadly Circuit (Mortelle randonnée)
  • 1984 Réveillon chez Bob
  • 1985 All Mixed Up (Sac de noeuds)
  • 1987 Saxo
  • 1987 Killing Time (Poussière d'ange)
  • 1988 Frequent Death (Fréquence meurtre)
  • 1989 Baxter
  • 1989 Australia
  • 1991 Swing troubadour
  • 1992 Barjo (Confessions d'un Barjo)
  • 1994 Dead Tired (Grosse fatigue, uncredited)
  • 1999 Venus Beauty Institute (Vénus beauté (institut))
Audiard at the 2012 Cabourg Film Festival.



  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. ^ Un prophète, Artistik Rezo, Cassandre Bournat. 2010-03-07 (in French).
  6. ^ "Cannes Palme d'Or awarded to French film Dheepan". BBC. 24 May 2015. Retrieved 25 May 2015. 

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