Benjamin Colaux

Benjamin Colaux



Benjamin Colaux is a French director, writer, and producer who is best known for his award-winning films. He was born in Paris in 1979 and grew up in the city’s suburbs. He studied film at the University of La Sorbonne and started making his own short films in his early twenties.

In 2008, he directed and co-wrote his first feature-length film, “Les Chiens de la Nuit” (The Dogs of the Night), which won the Prix de la Jeunesse at the Cannes Film Festival. The film was praised by critics for its originality and Colaux’s clever direction.

In 2009, Colaux’s second feature-length film, “Le Portail” (The Portal), was released. The film was an ambitious art-house drama set in a small French village. The film earned him the Prix du Jury at the Cannes Film Festival and cemented his reputation as a talented filmmaker.

Colaux continued to explore different genres and themes in his next few projects. In 2012, he directed “La Maison” (The House), a horror film about a young couple who move into a house with dark secrets. The film was a huge success and earned Colaux the César Award for Best Director.

In 2014, Colaux directed his most ambitious project to date, “La Reine” (The Queen). The film was a historical epic about the rise and fall of a powerful French Queen who ruled during the 17th century. The film was met with critical acclaim and earned Colaux his second César Award.

Most recently, Colaux wrote and directed the romantic comedy “Le Baiser” (The Kiss), which was released in 2018. The film was a huge success and earned Colaux a third César Award. Colaux is currently working on his next project, a biopic about a famous French artist.

Throughout his career, Colaux has proven himself to be a versatile and talented filmmaker. He has explored a wide range of genres, from horror to comedy, and his films have been praised by critics and audiences alike. He is undoubtedly one of the most exciting directors of his generation.

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