Christine Chansou is a French-American film director and producer based in Paris, France. She is best known for her feature films, documentaries, and television commercials.
Christine was born in Paris, France in 1974. She attended the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, where she specialized in graphic design. After graduating, she worked as a graphic designer for several years before beginning her career in filmmaking.
In 2002, Christine wrote and directed her first feature film, “L'Inconnue” (The Unknown), which won the Prix de la Jeunesse at the Cannes Film Festival that year. Since then, she has directed and produced several feature films and documentaries. Her other notable works include her feature “La Secrétaire” (The Secretary) which was released in 2006 and was nominated for the César Award for Best Film.
In 2009, Christine was invited to be a judge at the Cannes Film Festival. She has also served as executive producer on several films and television series, including the acclaimed documentary series “Chez Chansou” (At Chansou's) which focuses on the lives of everyday people in Paris.
In addition to her film work, Christine has also directed several television commercials for some of the world's leading brands, including Chanel, Lancôme, and Dior. She has also been a vocal advocate for women's rights, particularly in the film industry.
In 2015, Christine was awarded the Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French government, for her contributions to French culture. She continues to write and direct films, and is currently in production for her latest feature film, “The Other Side of the World”.
Christine Chansou is an accomplished filmmaker whose works have been recognized and admired both in France and abroad. She is a tireless advocate for female filmmakers, and continues to produce groundbreaking work that challenges traditional notions of storytelling.