François Margolin

François Margolin

Director, Producer


François Margolin is a French director, screenwriter and producer. He is best known for his award-winning films such as "Les Invasions Barbares" (2003) and "La Vérité" (2010).

Born in Paris in 1965, François Margolin grew up in a family of filmmakers. His father, Robert, was a director and his mother, Suzanne, a screenwriter. He was exposed to the film industry at an early age, and was inspired to pursue a career in filmmaking.

In 1984, he graduated with a degree in cinema from the prestigious Sorbonne University. After completing his studies, he began directing short films. In 1990, he directed his first feature film, "La Vieille Dame," which was well-received by critics and gained him recognition in the French film industry.

In 1997, he wrote and directed his second feature film, "Les Invasions Barbares," which won the Best Screenplay Award at the Cannes Film Festival. The film was a commercial and critical success, and earned him international recognition.

In 2005, he wrote and directed his third feature film, "La Vérité," which won the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival. The film, which told the story of an elderly woman's struggle to maintain her dignity in the face of a terminal illness, received widespread acclaim.

Since then, he has directed several other feature films, including "L'Amour" (2008) and "The Reflection" (2010). He has also produced several films, including "The Believer" (2006) and "The Other Side of Sleep" (2011).

Throughout his career, François Margolin has worked with some of the most acclaimed actors and actresses in the French film industry, including Juliette Binoche, Jean-Louis Trintignant and Isabelle Huppert. He is known for his ability to tell emotionally powerful stories, and for his attention to detail.

François Margolin is one of the most highly regarded and respected filmmakers in France. His work has been recognised and awarded at some of the most prestigious international film festivals, including Cannes and Venice. He continues to push the boundaries of French cinema, and is considered one of the most important directors of his generation.


March 29, 1957

Place of birth

Paris, France

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