Jacques Martineau

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Jacques Martineau
Born (1963-07-08) 8 July 1963 (age 55)
Montpellier, France
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter
Years active1998–present

Jacques Martineau (born 8 July 1963) is a French film director and screenwriter who works in collaboration with partner Olivier Ducastel.

Life and career[edit]

After spending his adolescence in Nice, Martineau moved to Paris to study at the Ecole Normale Supérieure. After graduating, he took up a teaching post at the facility.

In 1995 Martineau met Olivier Ducastel, and the two began a professional and personal relationship. Their first collaborative venture, Jeanne et le Garçon formidable (an HIV/AIDS-themed musical comedy inspired by the films of Jacques Demy and featuring Virginie Ledoyen and Demy's son Mathieu), was released in 1998. The film was entered into the 48th Berlin International Film Festival.[1]

Ducastel and Martineau have since directed further films with gay-related storylines, including the ambitious, almost three-hour-long Nés en 68 starring Laetitia Casta and Yannick Renier.[2]

Martineau currently combines film work with a lectureship at Paris X University Nanterre.


Year Title Credited as Notes
Director Screenwriter
1998 The Perfect Guy Yes Yes Nominated—Berlin Film Festival - Golden Bear
Nominated—César Award for Best First Feature Film
2000 Drôle de Félix Yes Yes Berlin Film Festival - Teddy Jury Award
Berlin Film Festival - Siegessäule Readers Award
2002 My Life on Ice Yes Yes Nominated—Locarno International Film Festival - Golden Leopard
2005 Crustacés et Coquillages Yes Yes Berlin Film Festival - Europa Cinemas Label
2008 Born in 68 Yes Yes
2010 Family Tree Yes Yes
2011 Juste la fin du monde Yes Telefilm
2016 Paris 05:59: Théo & Hugo Yes Yes Berlin Film Festival - Teddy Audience Award
Guadalajara Film Festival - Premio Maguey Best Feature Film


  1. ^ "Berlinale: 1998 Programme". berlinale.de. Retrieved 21 January 2012.
  2. ^ Biography at cinefil.com (in French)

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