Oliver Laxe

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Oliver Laxe
Born (1982-04-11) 11 April 1982 (age 36)
Paris, France
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter, actor
Years active2006–present

Oliver Laxe (born 11 April 1982) is a French-born Galician film director, screenwriter and actor.

Life and career[edit]

He was born in Paris, the son of Galician emigrants. He studied filmmaking at the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, before moving to London where he filmed his first short Y las chimeneas decidieron escapar. His debut feature film You All Are Captains premiered at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the FIPRESCI Prize. His next film Mimosas was shot in the Atlas Mountains. It was screened at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival as part of the International Critics' Week section, where it won the Nespresso Grand Prize.[1][2] The project had been developed through TorinoFilmLab Interchange programme in 2011.


Year Title Credited as Notes
Director Screenwriter Actor
2006 Y las chimeneas decidieron escapar Yes Short film
2007 Suena la trompeta, ahora veo otra cara Yes Short film
2008 París #1 Yes Short film
2010 Moussem les morts Yes
2010 You All Are Captains Yes Yes Yes Cannes Film Festival - FIPRESCI Prize (Directors' Fortnight)
Nominated— Cannes Film Festival - Caméra d'Or
2015 The Sky Trembles and the Earth Is Afraid and the Two Eyes Are Not Brothers Yes
2016 Mimosas Yes Yes Cannes Film Festival - Nespresso Grand Prize


  1. ^ "Mimosas". Semaine de la Critique. Archived from the original on 2016-05-24.
  2. ^ ""It's Good For You To Experience Disasters": Oliver Laxe on His Forthcoming Feature Las Mimosas". Filmmaker.

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