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Star of stage and screen Daniel Auteuil first achieved success with Jean de Florette (César for Best Actor) and Manon des sources by Claude Berri in 1986. There followed a succession of 80 roles alongside the greats, Claude Sautet’s Un coeur en hiver, André Téchiné’s My Favorite Season, Patrice Chéreau’s Queen Margot and Christian Vincent’s La Séparation, picking up Best Male Actor in 1996 at Cannes for The Eighth Day by Jaco Van Dormael. Since then his major performances have included Patrice Leconte’s Girl on the Bridge (César for Best Actor), The Adversary by Nicole Garcia, 36th Precinct by Olivier Marchal, Hidden by Michael Haneke, Le Placard by Francis Veber and more recently Christian Duguay’s Jappeloup. He stepped behind the camera to direct La Fille du puisatier in 2009, and has just finished Marius et Fanny, an adaptation of the work by Marcel Pagnol.
Films presented at Cannes