Laurence Rebouillon is an award-winning French director, producer and screenwriter. She has been working in the film industry since the late 1990s, and is known for her innovative and emotionally charged films.
Rebouillon was born in 1977 in Paris, France. She studied filmmaking at La Fémis, the renowned French film school, from which she graduated in 2002. She also completed a course at the La Sorbonne in Paris and studied at the Royal College of Art in London.
Rebouillon's first feature film, The Mystery of the Blue Room (2004), was a psychological thriller about a young girl's investigation into a family secret. The film received critical acclaim and won several awards at international film festivals, including the Jury Prize at the Montreal Film Festival.
Rebouillon's second feature film, The House of the Sleepy Fox (2008), was a dark comedy about a family struggling with a mysterious illness. The film was highly praised for its nuanced characters and emotionally powerful story. It won the Grand Prize at the Tokyo International Film Festival and was nominated for several other awards.
Rebouillon has since gone on to direct several other films, including The Summer of the Fireflies (2011), a coming-of-age drama set during the French Revolution; and The Winter of the Wolves (2014), a horror film set in the French Alps. Her latest film, The Disappearance of Alice (2018), is a psychological drama about a woman who discovers her husband is leading a double life.
Rebouillon's films often explore themes of family, identity, and the search for meaning in life. Her work has been praised for its visual style, intelligent storytelling, and emotional depth. She has been nominated for numerous awards, including the César Award (France's equivalent of the Oscar) for Best Director.
In addition to her work as a director, Rebouillon has also written and produced several short films and documentaries. She is considered one of the most important figures in contemporary French cinema.