Yann Samuell

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Yann Samuell
Yann Samuell Cabourg 2016.jpg
Yann Samuell at the Cabourg Film Festival in 2016
Born (1965-06-07) 7 June 1965 (age 51)
Years active 1986–present

Yann Samuell (born 7 June 1965) is a French film director and screenwriter.

Life and career[edit]

Samuell went to film school and was a storyboard artist before becoming a director. He had his directing debut in 2003 with Love Me If You Dare.[1]

His second film was the romantic comedy My Sassy Girl (2008). Additional works include L'âge de raison (2010).

Samuell was screenwriter and director of a 2011 adaptation of Louis Pergaud's popular novel, La guerre des boutons. This adaptation is set in the 1960s, with the Algerian War as a backdrop. It is produced by Marc du Pontavice.[2] [1]

An alternate film adaptation of Pergaud's novel was directed by Christophe Barratier as La novelle guerre des boutons (2011), set during World War II in Occupied France. Both films were released in France during the same week in September 2011.[2] Barratier's film is being distributed in the United States as The War of the Buttons (2012).

Samuell also directed the film adaption of the Gothic children's novel The Great Ghost Rescue (1975) by Eva Ibbotson.[1] It was released in 2011.


Year Title Credited as Notes
Director Screenwriter
1986 Aube Yes Short film
1994 Mano a mano Yes Short film
1997 Cata-clysm Yes Short film
1998 Teddy Yes Short film
2003 Love Me If You Dare Yes Yes Newport Beach Film Festival - Jury Award for Best Drama
Palm Springs International Film Festival - John Schlesinger Award
2008 My Sassy Girl Yes
2009 Formosa Betrayed Yes
2010 With Love... from the Age of Reason Yes Yes
2011 War of the Buttons Yes Yes
2011 The Great Ghost Rescue Yes Yes
2016 The Canterville Ghost Yes Also editor


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