Pascal Plisson is a French film director whose works have been shown in over 80 countries and have won numerous awards. He has directed over 25 documentaries, several feature films and many short films.
Born in 1965, Plisson grew up in the small village of Sainte-Croix in the French Alps. He was always passionate about films, and while still a teenager, he started to make short films for television. He studied film directing and cinematography at the University of Paris I, and in 1992 he made his first feature-length documentary entitled “The Road to Kabul”.
In 1997, Plisson directed his first feature film, “The Train of Life”, which won the Best Screenplay Award at the Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for a César Award for Best Film. The film was a critical and commercial success and was distributed around the world.
In 2001, Plisson released “The House of Life”, a documentary about a social housing project in France. The film won numerous awards, including the Grand Prize at the International Documentary Festival in Amsterdam.
In 2006, Plisson released “The Son of God”, a documentary about the life of Jesus Christ. The film was an international hit and it won the Grand Prize at the Rome International Film Festival. It was also nominated for a César Award for Best Documentary.
In 2008, Plisson released “The Wind of Time”, a documentary about the life of a Tibetan nomad family. The film was critically acclaimed and it won the Grand Prize at the International Documentary Festival in Amsterdam.
In 2010, Plisson released “The Kids of the Round Table”, a feature film about a group of young French children who travel to England to take part in a medieval festival. The film was a critical and commercial success and it was nominated for several César Awards.
Plisson’s films have been shown in over 80 countries and have won multiple awards. His works explore the human condition and the power of hope, courage and friendship and he is considered one of the most influential French filmmakers of his generation.