French director, born in Paris in 1977.
After studies in production at La Fémis, Guillaume Brac directed and produced his first short film Stranded (2009), then a mid-length film A World Without Women (2011), which won awards at many festivals and was released to theatres, revealing Vincent Macaigne and Laure Calamy. In 2013, his first feature film, Tonnerre, presented at Locarno, momentarily took leave of the summer – his favourite season – for winter, and ventured along the disturbing shores of film noir. Enjoying juggling genres and formats, he alternates short and long films, fictions and documentaries. In 2018, he received the Jean Vigo Award for July Tales, a semi-improvised film, stemming from a workshop with young actors. Treasure Island, a documentary exploration from a leisure centre in the Parisian suburbs, featured among Cahiers du cinéma’s top ten films of 2018. In 2020, Brac returned to fiction with a comedy about young people, All Hands on Deck, selected for the Berlin Film Festival. In 2023, he directed Un pincement au cœur, the first part of a diptych on high-school friendship.
© Trois Couleurs
Regarde-moi (le joli corps) (short film, 2004) - Le Funambule (short film, 2005) - Le Naufragé (short film, 2009) - Un monde sans femmes (2011) - Tonnerre (2014) - Le Repos des braves (short film, 2016) - July Tales (2017) - Treasure Island (2018) - À l'abordage (2020)