Maxime Coton is an award-winning French director, screenwriter and producer. He is best known for his 2017 feature film La Chambre Bleue (The Blue Room), which won him the prestigious Louis Delluc Prize for Best Film.
Coton was born in Rennes, France in 1986. He studied literature and cinema at the University of Paris 3 Sorbonne Nouvelle, graduating in 2010. After university, he worked as a freelance director and writer for several years, directing music videos and short films.
In 2015, Coton directed his first feature-length film, The Blue Room. The film tells the story of a young couple whose lives are disrupted when a mysterious stranger appears in their lives. The film was praised by critics for its unconventional narrative and powerful performances. It was awarded the Louis Delluc Prize for Best Film, the Prix Jean Vigo for Best First Feature and the Critics’ Prize at the Cannes Film Festival.
In 2016, Coton directed his second feature film, The Little Stranger. The film is set in an old manor house in rural France and follows the story of a young doctor’s strange relationship with the house’s inhabitants. The film was a critical and commercial success, garnering numerous awards and nominations.
In 2018, Coton released his third feature film, The Apparition. The film follows the story of a young woman who is haunted by an apparition that appears to her in the night. It was praised for its terrifying atmosphere and powerful visuals.
Coton’s films have been praised for their unconventional storytelling and unique visual style. He is known for his innovative use of camera work and his ability to create a powerful atmosphere in his films. Coton is one of the most promising young directors in France, and his work continues to push the boundaries of cinema.