Script Writer, Director, Actor FRANCE

Olivier ASSAYAS

Olivier ASSAYAS

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Biography

Although first drawn to painting, Olivier Assayas directed his first short film in 1979, Copyright, inspired by the post-punk movement. From 1980 to 1985 he wrote for the Cahiers du Cinéma, directed several shorts and worked with André Téchiné on the writing of the films Rendez-Vous (1984) and Scene of the Crime (1985). His first feature, Disorder (1986) won an award at the Venice Film Festival. Since then, he has written and directed Winter's Child (1989), Paris Awakens (1991), A New Life (1993), Cold Water (1994), Irma Vep (1996), HHH - Portrait de Hou Hsiao-hsien (1997), Late August, Early September (1999), Sentimental Destinies (2000), Demonlover (2002), Clean (2004), Noise (2005), Boarding Gate (2007), Eldorado (2008). Summer Hours was released in March 2008. He has also published Eloge de Kenneth Anger, Conversations avec Bergman and an autobiographical essay, Une Adolescence dans l'après-Mai.

Films presented at Cannes

D'APRÈS UNE HISTOIRE VRAIE BASED ON A TRUE STORY 2017 Out of Competition Script / Dialogue
SILS MARIA Clouds of Sils Maria 2014 In Competition – Feature Films Director, Script / Dialogue
CLEAN 2004 In Competition – Feature Films Director, Script / Dialogue
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Directors

Agnès VARDA

Agnès VARDA

Director
André TÉCHINÉ

André TÉCHINÉ

Director
Claude AUTANT-LARA

Claude AUTANT-LARA

Federico FELLINI

Federico FELLINI

Jean-Luc GODARD

Jean-Luc GODARD

Director
Kôji FUKADA

Kôji FUKADA

Director
Naomi KAWASE

Naomi KAWASE

Roger CORMAN

Roger CORMAN

Woody ALLEN

Woody ALLEN

Director, Actor
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