(b. 1955, Paris) graduated from the prestigious IDHEC film school. He began as a director of short features withBest To Say Nothing (Il ne faut jurer de rien, 1983) and Classique (1985), and in 1987 he shot the short documentary The Accursed Share (La part maudite). His first feature The Discreet (La discrète, 1990), featuring Fabrice Luchini, won three César awards in 1991. He also turned up trumps with Set Fare(Beau fixe, 1992), The Separation (La séparation, 1994),What’s So Funny about Me? (Je ne vois pas ce qu’on me trouve, 1997), Save Me (Sauve-moi, 2000), The Children(Les enfants, 2005), Four Stars (Quatre étoiles, 2006 – screened in the Horizons section at KVIFF 2006), andHaute Cuisine (Les saveurs du palais, 2012). He generally writes the screenplays for his films.
Source: Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2016