Robert Salis

Robert Salis

Director, Writer


Robert Salis is an acclaimed French film director and screenwriter. He is best known for his work on the award-winning drama "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly" (2007) and the romantic comedy "Love Me If You Dare" (2003).

Born in Paris in 1967, Salis began his film career at the age of 18, working as a film editor for a number of French television shows. He soon moved into the world of feature films, writing and directing his first short film, "The Red Balloon," which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 1992.

In 1997, Salis directed his first feature film, "The Red Violin," which was nominated for five Academy Awards. The following year, he released "Love Me If You Dare," a romantic comedy that was a huge hit in France.

In 2002, Salis directed "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly," a critically acclaimed drama based on the true story of a paralyzed man who is able to communicate by blinking his eyes. The film won four Academy Awards, including Best Director for Salis.

In 2008, Salis directed "The Chorus," a drama about a choir conductor who discovers a group of delinquent children that he helps turn into a successful singing group. The film won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

Salis has also directed a number of television dramas and documentaries, including "The Staircase" (2009) and "The Fear of the Night" (2011). He has also written several books, including "The Art of Storytelling" (2011).

Salis has been praised for his cinematic style, which is characterized by its simplicity and emotional intensity. His films are also known for their strong visual impact, often relying heavily on close-ups and extended takes to create a sense of intimacy.

Robert Salis has become one of the most respected directors in French cinema. His commitment to telling powerful stories that resonate with audiences has earned him a place among the most respected filmmakers of his generation.

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