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French Director. At the age of 16, he enrolled in Blanche Salan's class in Paris which taught the Lee Strasberg acting method. At 20, he went to New York where he lived for three years, taking classes at the Herbert Bergoff Studio and discovering European cinema at the Bleecker Street cinema. At the age of 30, he began assisting on and then directing programs. In 1992, he directed his first short film Rives which was followed by two other short films Eternelles (1994) and Seule (1996). In 1998, he directed his first feature film La Vie rêvée des Anges, presented in the Official Competition at the Cannes Film Festival and which won two awards for best performance by an actress. In 1999, he directed Le Petit Voleur for the program Left Right initiated by Arte.