Olivier ASSAYAS

Script Writer, Director, Actor

France

IRMA VEP

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.

Jury attendance

  • Member Feature films, 2011
  • Member Cinéfondation & Short Films, 2008

Feature films

CHAMBRE 999

Cannes Classics, 2023Actor

IRMA VEP

Cannes Premiere, 2022Director

SEARCHING FOR INGMAR BERGMAN

Cannes Classics, 2018Actor

D’APRÈS UNE HISTOIRE VRAIE

Out of Competition, 2017Screenplay

PERSONAL SHOPPER

In Competition - Feature Films, 2016Director, Screenplay

SILS MARIA

In Competition - Feature Films, 2014Director, Screenplay

CARLOS

Out of Competition, 2010Screenplay, Director

CHACUN SON CINÉMA

Out of Competition, 2007Director

MAN OF CINEMA: PIERRE RISSIENT

Cannes Classics, 2007Actor

BOARDING GATE

Out of Competition, 2007Director

PARIS, JE T’AIME

Un Certain Regard, 2006Director

CLEAN

In Competition - Feature Films, 2004Director, Screenplay

DEMONLOVER

In Competition - Feature Films, 2002Director, Screenplay

LES DESTINEES SENTIMENTALES

In Competition - Feature Films, 2000Director, Screenplay

L’EAU FROIDE

Un Certain Regard, 1994Director, Screenplay

LE LIEU DU CRIME

In Competition - Feature Films, 1986Screenplay

RENDEZ-VOUS

In Competition - Feature Films, 1985Screenplay

LAISSE INACHEVÉ A TOKYO

Perspectives Cinéma français, 1983Director

Awards

PERSONAL SHOPPER

In Competition - Feature Films, 2016
2016 Award for Best Director (Ex-Aequo)
Director, Screenplay