French director, born in Nice in 1968.
A professional musician, he accompanied artists such as Françoise Hardy or Daniel Darc in the 1990s, while directing his first short films. His first feature film, Something Organic, was presented at the Panorama du Festival de Berlin in 1998. His next film, The Pornographer, obtained the FIPRESCI prize at Cannes in 2001. Tiresia (2003) and On War (2008) followed, along with an acclaimed short film, Cindy: The Doll is Mine, in which Asia Argento played a character inspired by Cindy Sherman. In 2011, House of Tolerance (in competition at Cannes) received wide critical acclaim. His latest film, Saint Laurent, based on the life of the fashion designer, was selected for Cannes in 2014 and obtained ten César nominations. He also composes the music of his films and has released three albums, including his latest, Accidents, in 2014.
Something organic (1998) – The Pornographer (2001) – Tiresia (2003) – On War (2008) – House of Tolerance (2011) – Saint Laurent (2014) - Nocturama (2016)