Manu Riche is a French film director, screenwriter, and actor. He began his career in the film industry in 2000, and has since been involved in a range of projects, from documentaries and shorts to feature films.
Riche was born in 1985 in Caen, France. He began studying film at the University of La Sorbonne in Paris and, upon graduating, pursued his passion for film and storytelling. He worked as a trainee assistant director on a number of films, including "My Best Friend's Wedding" (2006) and "The Secret Life of Words" (2008).
In 2010, Riche made his directorial debut with the romantic comedy, "French Kiss." The film was a success, garnering positive reviews and earning Riche the Prix Jean Vigo Award for Best Newcomer. The following year, he directed and wrote the psychological drama "The Silence of Lorna," which won the Louis Delluc Prize for Best Film.
In 2012, Riche directed his third feature, "The Misfortunes of Francois Jane," which won the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival. In 2014, he released "A Simple Man," a romantic comedy starring French actor Pierre Niney. The film was a critical and commercial success, and earned Riche his second Louis Delluc Prize for Best Film.
In 2017, Riche directed the French-Belgian drama "Two Days, One Night," which starred Marion Cotillard and received critical acclaim. The film was nominated for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival and earned numerous awards.
Riche has also written and directed a number of shorts, including "A French Story" (2009) and "The Little Prince" (2015). He has acted in a handful of films, including "My Best Friend's Wedding" and "A Simple Man."
Riche has established himself as a versatile director, having made successful films in multiple genres. He has earned various awards and nominations for his work, and continues to make films that captivate and entertain audiences around the world.