Laurent Triay is a French director, producer, and screenwriter. He is best known for his work on films such as “The Red Turtle”, “The Last Flight”, and “My Life as a Zucchini”.
Triay was born in Paris, France in 1975. He studied directing at the Paris Conservatory of Dramatic Art and graduated in 1998. After graduating, he worked in the film industry as a script supervisor and assistant director for several years. In 2004, he made his directorial debut with the short film “Miroir”.
Triay’s first feature film, “The Red Turtle”, was released in 2016. The film was a co-production between Studio Ghibli and Wild Bunch, and won the Special Prize at the Cannes Film Festival. The film follows the story of a man who is stranded on a desert island and encounters a mysterious red turtle.
In 2018, Triay directed “The Last Flight”, a French drama about two pilots who are forced to fly a plane full of passengers to an uncertain destination. The film was nominated for six César Awards, and won the Prix du Public at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.
In 2020, Triay released “My Life as a Zucchini”, an animated feature film about an orphaned boy who finds a home with a group of other orphaned children. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film.
Triay is currently working on a new film, “The Lost Prince”, which is set to be released in 2021. He is also developing a TV series based on the novel “The Little Prince”.
Laurent Triay is an acclaimed director who has created powerful and captivating stories that have resonated with audiences around the world. His commitment to bringing unique and thought-provoking stories to life has earned him international recognition and critical acclaim.