French director born in 1964 in Villefranche de Rouergue.
Born into a farming family, Alain Guiraudie wrote several unpublished novels at a very young age. He then directed several short and mid-length films, including That Old Dream That Moves (2001), presented at the Directors’ Fortnight. Jean-Luc Godard consecrated it as “the best film at Cannes”. Continuing to shoot in his native southwest, Alain Guiraudie directed his first feature film, No Rest for the Brave, in 2003. Time Has Come (2005) and The King of Escape (2009) were to follow. In 2013, Stranger by the Lake was a huge hit. Selected at Cannes in the Un Certain Regard section, it received the Best Director Award and the Queer Palm. In 2014, he published his first novel Ici commence la nuit with Éditions POL. His most recent film, Staying Vertical, in official competition at Cannes, was released in August 2016.