Jean-Yves Le Castel

Jean-Yves Le Castel



Jean-Yves Le Castel is a French film director and writer. He is best known for his work in the genres of comedy, horror, and science fiction. Born on August 8, 1958 in Paris, France, Le Castel grew up in a small town near the French-Italian border. He attended the University of Nice and graduated with a degree in theater and film studies. While at university, he directed and wrote several short films, which won awards at numerous film festivals.

Le Castel’s first feature film was “The Night of the Witches” (1983), an eerie horror about a group of witches that haunt a small French town. The film was a success in France and was released in the United States, where it received critical acclaim. It won several awards, including the Grand Prix at the Avoriaz Film Festival.

Le Castel followed up “The Night of the Witches” with the black comedy “The Triplets” (1985). The film was a hit in France and was released internationally. It was nominated for several awards, including the César Award for Best Foreign Film.

Le Castel’s next film was the science fiction adventure “The Tower of Babel” (1988). The film was a box office success and won several awards, including the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film.

Le Castel has since directed several other films, including the horror-comedy “The Devil’s Bride” (1990), the comedy “The Fiercest Heart” (1995), and the horror-thriller “The House of the Dead” (1998). He has also directed several television movies, including “The Missing Link” (2001) and “The Curse of the Werewolf” (2002).

Le Castel continues to work as a director and writer, and has recently completed work on the horror-thriller “The Labyrinth of Fear” (2018). He is one of the most respected directors in France and has been honored with numerous awards, including the Legion of Honor.


Jan. 8, 1965

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