Michel Mollard is a highly successful French film director and screenwriter. He has directed and co-written several critically acclaimed films, including the award-winning French drama "The Barbarian Invasions" (2003).
Mollard was born in Paris in 1952. He studied at the University of Paris, earning a degree in philosophy in 1977. After graduating, he spent several years working as a freelance journalist and critic, contributing to various French publications.
In 1984, Mollard made his directorial debut with the comedy-drama "The King of Paris". The film was a box office success, and earned Mollard several awards, including the César Award for Best Director.
In the 1990s, Mollard directed several critically acclaimed films, including "The Dancer" (1992), "The Dreamers" (1993), and "The Barbarian Invasions" (2003). The latter was a major success, winning nine César Awards and an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
In addition to directing films, Mollard has also written several screenplays. His most successful screenplay was for "The Barbarian Invasions", which he co-wrote with director Denys Arcand.
Mollard has also served as an executive producer on several of his films, including "The King of Paris" and "The Barbarian Invasions". In 2012, he was the executive producer of the highly successful French television series "La Vie de Château".
Mollard has won numerous awards and accolades throughout his career, including the César Award for Best Director, the Prix Louis-Delluc for Best Film, and the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
Mollard is known for his ability to combine comedy and drama in his films, creating a unique and highly engaging style of filmmaking. He is considered to be one of the most influential French filmmakers of the 21st century.