Lucie Dèche is a French film director and screenwriter. She is best known for her work on the films La Petite Jérusalem (2005), La nuit de l'été (2007), and Les éclats (2013).
Lucie Dèche was born in Paris in 1972. She graduated from the University of La Sorbonne with a degree in French Literature. She then studied film at the Institut des Arts de Diffusion in Brussels.
In 2005, Dèche wrote and directed her first feature-length film, La Petite Jérusalem. The film follows a young Orthodox Jewish woman struggling to reconcile her faith and lifestyle with the modern world. The film was well received, winning multiple awards including the FIPRESCI Prize at the 2005 San Sebastian Film Festival.
In 2007, Dèche released her second feature film, La nuit de l'été. The film is set in the south of France and follows a group of friends as they struggle to come to terms with the death of one of their own. The film was nominated for two César Awards, including Best Film.
In 2013, Dèche released her third feature film, Les éclats. The film is set in the suburbs of Paris and follows a young woman as she struggles to keep her family together. The film was nominated for the Palme d’Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.
Dèche has also directed several short films, television movies, and television series. In 2016, she directed the television series Une belle histoire, which won the Prix de la Meilleure Fiction at the 2016 Monte Carlo TV Festival.
Dèche is an acclaimed director who has been recognized for her unique and creative vision. Her films explore complex topics like identity, faith, and family with a unique voice and style. Her work has been celebrated around the world and she remains an influential figure in French cinema today.