Laurent Cantet

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Laurent Cantet
Laurent Cantet.jpg
Laurent Cantet in 2007
Born (1961-06-15) 15 June 1961 (age 55)
Melle, Deux-Sèvres, France
Occupation Film director, screenwriter, cinematographer
Years active 1987–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 2000s (decade).[5]

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

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Credited as Notes
Director Screenwriter Other
1987 L'Étendu Yes Short film; cinematographer
1990 Un été à Beyrouth Yes Documentary film
1994 Veillées d'armes : histoire du journalisme en temps de guerre Yes Documentary film; assistant director
1994 Joyeux Noël Yes Short film; cinematographer
1994 Tous à la manif Yes Yes Short film
Prix Jean Vigo
1995 Jeux de plage Yes Yes Short film
1997 Les Sanguinaires Yes Yes Telefilm
1998 Cette nuit Yes Cinematographer
1999 Human Resources Yes Yes 7 d'Or for Best Screenwriting
Amiens International Film Festival - Prize of the City of Amiens
Amiens International Film Festival - OCIC Award
Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema - Best Film
Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema - People's Choice Award
César Award for Best First Feature Film
European Film Award for European Discovery of the Year
French Syndicate of Cinema Critics - Best First French Film
Louis Delluc Prize for Best First Film
San Sebastián International Film Festival - Best New Director
Seattle International Film Festival - New Director's Showcase Award
Thessaloniki International Film Festival - Best Screenplay
Torino Film Festival - Best First Feature Film
Torino Film Festival - Cipputi Award
Nominated—César Award for Best Writing
Nominated—Silver Condor Award for Best Foreign Film
2001 Time Out Yes Yes Venice Film Festival - Don Quixote Award
Vienna International Film Festival - FIPRESCI Prize
Nominated—Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Foreign Language Film (2nd place)
Nominated—European Film Award for Best Screenwriter
Nominated—Independent Spirit Award for Best International Film
Nominated—National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Foreign Language Film (3rd place)
Nominated—New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Foreign Language Film (runner-up)
2005 Heading South Yes Yes Venice Film Festival - CinemAvvenire Award
Nominated—Venice Film Festival - Golden Lion
2008 The Class Yes Yes Argentine Academy of Cinematography Arts and Sciences Award for Best Foreign Film
Cannes Film Festival - Palme d'Or
César Award for Best Adaptation
Independent Spirit Award for Best International Film
Lumières Award for Best Film
Lumières World Audience Award
Munich Film Festival - One Future Prize
Silver Condor Award for Best Foreign Film
Nominated—Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Nominated—Bodil Award for Best Non-American Film
Nominated—César Award for Best Film
Nominated—César Award for Best Director
Nominated—David di Donatello for Best European Film
Nominated—European Film Award for Best Director
Nominated—European Film Award for Best Film
Nominated—Film Critics Circle of Australia Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Globes de Cristal Award for Best Film
Nominated—Gopo Award for Best European Film
Nominated—Goya Award for Best European Film
Nominated—Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Foreign Language Film (2nd place)
Nominated—Lumières Award for Best Director
Nominated—Lumières Award for Best Screenplay
Nominated—Nastro d'Argento for Best European Director
Nominated—Prix Jacques Prévert du Scénario for Best Adaptation
Nominated—Toronto Film Critics Association Award for Best Foreign Language Film
2012 7 Days in Havana Yes Yes Segment: "La Fuente"
Nominated—Cannes Film Festival - Prix Un certain regard
2012 Foxfire Yes Yes Nominated—San Sebastián International Film Festival - Golden Shell
2014 Return to Ithaca Yes Yes Venice Film Festival - Venice Days Award

Other awards[edit]

References[edit]

  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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