Michaël Pitiot

Michaël Pitiot



Michaël Pitiot is a French film director, producer and screenwriter from Paris, France. He studied at the prestigious La Fémis film school in Paris, where he graduated in 2014. Pitiot’s first feature film, “Une Saison en France” (2017), was nominated for four César Awards in 2018, including Best Director. The film was also screened at the Cannes Film Festival in 2017 and received several awards, including the Jury Prize at the International Critics’ Week.

Pitiot’s second feature film, “Les Miserables” (2019), was a commercial and critical success. It received eight César Award nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director. The film was also selected to compete for the Palme d’Or at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival. Pitiot was the first French director to be nominated for the Palme d’Or since Claude Lelouch in 1971.

In addition to his feature films, Pitiot has directed several shorts and documentaries, including “Paradise” (2015), “Et moi, je vis…” (2016), and “Réveille-toi” (2019). He has also produced several films, including “Une Saison en France” and “Les Miserables”.

Pitiot has won numerous awards for his work, including the César Award for Best First Feature Film for “Une Saison en France”, the International Critics' Week Grand Prize at Cannes for “Paradise”, and the Grand Prix des Amériques at the Montreal Film Festival for “Réveille-toi”.

Pitiot’s films often focus on social and political issues, such as immigration, poverty, and violence. His films are known for their realism and for their focus on the everyday lives of ordinary people.

Michaël Pitiot is one of the most promising young filmmakers in France. His films have received critical acclaim and numerous awards, and he is on his way to becoming one of the most important French filmmakers of his generation.

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