Maxime Martinot is an award-winning French film and television director. Born in 1979 in Paris, France, he has been making films since the age of seventeen. Martinot has directed feature films, television movies, web series, and short films.
Martinot began his career with the short film, La Dernière Récréation, which premiered in 1999 and won several prizes at the Festival du Film de la Côte. This success led him to direct his first feature film, Les Égarés, which was released in 2006. The film was critically acclaimed and won the César Award for Best First Feature and the Prix Jean Vigo.
In 2009, Martinot directed the television movie, The Good Life, which won the Prix de la Jeunesse at the Festival de Luchon and was nominated for three other awards. He followed this success with the feature film, La Chambre des Oiseaux, which was released in 2010. The film earned five nominations and won the Prix de la Jeunesse at the Festival de Luchon.
In addition to his feature films, Martinot has directed several television series, including the crime drama series, Le Bureau des Légendes, which ran from 2015 to 2018. The series was nominated for multiple awards and won the International Emmy Award for Best Drama Series in 2017.
Martinot has also directed several web series, including the comedy series, Les Débrouillards, which was released in 2011 and won the Best Web Series Award at the Festival de Luchon. Most recently, he directed the web series, Les Amants, which was released in 2020.
Throughout his career, Martinot has been praised for his ability to create emotionally resonant stories that explore complex themes. He is known for his use of naturalistic cinematography and his ability to elicit strong performances from actors. Martinot is one of the most acclaimed French filmmakers of his generation and has established himself as a master of his craft.