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Alain Guiraudie

The eldest son of a farming family from Aveyron, he studied at the University of Montpellier. After writing several unpublished novels, he directs his first short film in 1990, Heroes Never Die, soon followed by Straight Ahead Until Morning and La Force des choses.

It is with his medium-length film Sunshine for the Poor (2000) that critics discover Alain Guiraudie's atypical cinema. Another characteristic of his universe is his desire to portray the working class on screen, as demonstrated by That Old Dream That Moves, a medium-length film that won the Jean-Vigo Prize in 2001, and attracted considerable attention at the Director’s Fortnight. He then moves on to feature films with No Rest for the Brave in 2003, followed by Time Has Come in 2005. After The King of Escape, presented at the Director’s Fortnight in 2009, he is noticed again at the Cannes Film Festival with Stranger by The Lake, in the Un Certain Regard Selection in 2013, then Staying Vertical in Competition at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. His latest film Nobody’s Hero has been selected for the 2022 Berlinale.


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