Laurent Cantet

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Laurent Cantet
Laurent Cantet.jpg
Laurent Cantet in 2007
Born (1961-06-15) 15 June 1961 (age 54)
Melle, Deux-Sèvres, France
Occupation Film director, screenwriter, cinematographer
Years active 1994–present

Laurent Cantet ([lɔʁɑ̃ kɑ̃tɛ]; born 15 June 1961) is a French director. His parents were schoolteachers in Ardilleux.[1][2]

His 2001 film L'Emploi du temps was placed at 99 on Slant Magazine's best films of the 2000s,[3] number 9 of The Guardian's Best Films of the Noughties,[4] and number 11 at The AV Club's top 50 films of the 00s.[5]

On 25 May 2008, he received the Palme d'Or at the Festival de Cannes 2008, for the film Entre les murs.[6][7]


As director[edit]

As screenwriter[edit]

As cinematographer[edit]



European Film Awards[edit]

Academy Awards[edit]

  • 2008 : Nominated, Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film for The Class (Entre Les Murs).


  1. ^ The New York Times
  2. ^ The New York Times
  3. ^ "Best of the Aughts: Film". Slant Magazine. Retrieved February 10, 2010. 
  4. ^ "100 Best Films of the Noughties". The Guardian (London). 17 December 2009. Retrieved December 20, 2010. 
  5. ^ "The best films of the 00s". The AV Club. Retrieved October 8, 2011. 
  6. ^ The New York Times
  7. ^ The New York Times

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