Gaspard Kuentz is a French film and television director, producer, and writer. He is best known for his work on the critically acclaimed films "The White Ribbon" and "Au Revoir les Enfants", for which he earned numerous awards and nominations.
Kuentz was born and raised in Paris and studied filmmaking at the prestigious La Fémis film school. After graduating, Kuentz began his career directing short films, which garnered him acclaim and attention from the film industry. In 2006, he directed his first feature film, "The White Ribbon", which went on to win the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. The White Ribbon was a dark period drama set in pre-World War I Germany and focused on a series of mysterious events in a small village.
In 2007, Kuentz directed "Au Revoir les Enfants", a semi-autobiographical film set in World War II. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and won the César Award for Best Film.
In 2010, Kuentz directed the highly acclaimed romantic drama "Je t'aime moi non plus". The film was nominated for several awards and won the Best Director Award at the Cannes Film Festival.
Kuentz has since directed several other films, including the 2014 drama "Breathe", the 2015 romantic comedy "The Summer of Sangaile", and the 2017 drama "Taste of Cement". In 2019, Kuentz directed the French-language television series "The Bureau", which was nominated for a César Award for Best TV Series.
Throughout his career, Kuentz has worked with some of the biggest names in French and international cinema, including Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Isabelle Adjani, Mathieu Amalric, and Juliette Binoche. His films have been lauded for their visual style and attention to detail, and he has become one of the most sought-after directors in the French film industry.