Jean-Baptiste Péretié

Jean-Baptiste Péretié

Scenario Writer, Director, Writer


Jean-Baptiste Péretié is an award-winning French director, producer, and screenwriter. Born in Marseille in 1972, Péretié has been making films since the late 1990s. He is best known for his socially conscious, often politically charged films that explore themes of identity and displacement.

Péretié began his career with the short film “Le Grand Froid” (The Big Cold), which won awards at several international film festivals. After this initial success, he wrote and directed his first feature film, “Le Déclin” (The Decline) in 2002. The film was a critical success and won Péretié the Prix Louis-Delluc for Best French Director. This was followed by the award-winning “L’Echappée” (The Escape), which received several prestigious awards, including the Prix Louis-Delluc for Best French Film.

In 2007, Péretié directed his first international production, “Le Grand Voyage” (The Big Journey), which received a nomination for the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. The film was a critical and commercial success, and it brought Péretié to the attention of Hollywood. He followed this with the English-language drama “The Burning Man” (2010), which starred Rachel Weisz and was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

Péretié’s subsequent films have been equally acclaimed. 2013’s “Les Apaches” (The Apaches) was awarded the Prix Louis-Delluc for Best French Film, while his most recent feature, 2017’s “La Mise à Mort” (The Killing), was nominated for the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival and won the Grand Prix at the Tokyo International Film Festival.

Péretié’s films have won numerous awards and he is now considered one of the most important directors in contemporary French cinema. His films explore universal themes such as loneliness, displacement, and identity with compassion and empathy. He is known for his unique visual style and his ability to bring characters to life on screen.