Prunelle Mathet Girardeau, born in 1977 in Paris, is a French film director, editor and producer. She has been making films since the age of 18 and has gone on to produce some of the most critically acclaimed films in France.
Prunelle studied film at the University of Paris VIII, where she earned her degree in cinema, philosophy and history. She began her career in the early 2000s, making short films that often explored the complexities of identity and sexuality. One of her earliest films, “Trouble Fait”, was a short documentary focusing on the struggles of two teenage girls in contemporary France. This film was nominated for a César Award in 2003, and Prunelle was praised for her sensitive portrayal of the issues that these girls faced.
In 2006, Prunelle released her first feature film, “L’Avenir”. This movie was a critical success, earning her a nomination for the César Award for Best Director and a nomination for the European Film Award for Best Film. “L’Avenir” was Prunelle’s first major feature film, and it established her as a respected filmmaker in France.
Prunelle has gone on to make a number of other successful films, including “L’amour de Loin” (2009), “La Journée” (2011) and “Les Mots de la Vie” (2014). Her films explore the complexities of relationships, identity and sexuality, often in a sympathetic and nuanced way. Prunelle’s films have received numerous awards, including the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival and the Prix Louis Delluc.
Prunelle is an important figure in French cinema, and her films have been praised for their powerful themes and sensitive portrayals of characters. She has won numerous awards, and her films have been widely celebrated in France. Prunelle continues to make films that challenge and explore complex questions about identity and sexuality.