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Christophe Honoré

Christophe Honoré

  • Director, writer, and stage director, born in 1970 in Carhaix (France).

    After studying modern literature and film in Rennes, Christophe Honoré moved to Paris in 1995 where he published his first book for children. As with his dual cursus at university, he would continue to endlessly invest all of the narrative arts with the same gusto and a certain taste for metamorphoses. A novelist, columnist at Cahiers du cinéma, author for the theatre and of his own films, in 2002 he launched his career as a director with Seventeen Times Cecile Cassard. He went on to adapt Georges Bataille with My Mother (2003), Madame de la Fayette with The Beautiful Person (2008), and Ovid with Metamorphoses (2014). Music is also at the heart of his cinema, particularly in Love Songs (2007) and Beloved (2011), orchestrated by Alex Beaupain. In 2018, he won the Louis Delluc Prize for Sorry Angel, before directing On a Magical Night with Chiara Mastroianni. Since 2009, he has also worked regularly as a theatre and operator director. In the spring of 2020, he signs his first production at the Comédie Française, an adaptation for the stage of Le Côté de Guermantes by Marcel Proust. Cancelled due to a pandemic, he filmed the rehearsals of the show, resulting in Guermantes, which was released in 2021.


  • Seventeen Times Cécile Cassard (2002)  Close to Leo (2002)  My Mother (2004)  In Paris (2006)  Les Love Songs (2007) – The Beautiful Person (2008)  Making Plans for Lena (2009)  Man at Bath (2010)  Beloved (2011)  Metamorphoses (2014) Sphie's Misfortunes (2016)  Sorry Angel (2018)  On a Magical Night (2019) – Guermantes (2021) – Winter Boy (2022)

Their list of films

  • 1 film que je n’ai jamais vu

    Interdiction parentale. Le disque de la BO tournait souvent sur la chaine HIFI familiale. Excitation. Grande mélancolie.

      12 films que je consulte à chaque tournage

      Pour des histoires de découpage, de cadres, de vitesse. Pour surmonter les soirs de détresse. Films amis à qui je fais confiance.

        20 films dont je fus amoureux

        À qui j’aurais voulu plaire. Sensualité et jalousie. Journal d’un épris de cinéma.

          12 films qui m’aident à écrire

          Vitesse et théâtre. Remparts contre le solennel. Règne des coulisses.

            9 films vus une seule fois

            Beautés fatales. Bornes. Totems. Tombes.

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