Desplechin became an official competitor at Cannes with The Sentinel, his first feature film. He then made My Sex Life... or How I Got into an Argument, which introduced a new generation of actors. The artists in his films have regularly been awarded the most prestigious prizes, notably the 61st Festival de Cannes Prize for Catherine Deneuve in A Christmas Tale. In 2016 he won the César for Best Director for his film My Golden Days He recently directed his first theatre play, August Strindberg's The Father at the Comédie Française, to great acclaim.
Films presented at Cannes
Member - Cinéfondation & Short Films - 1998