Sophie Peyrard

Sophie Peyrard

Director, Writer


Sophie Peyrard is a French director best known for her short films and documentaries. Born in 1978, she grew up in Paris, where she developed her passion for film. After graduating from the prestigious La Fémis film school, she began making her own films in 2002.

Her first documentary, “The Sorrow of the Trees” (2003), explored the lives of two women living in poverty in rural France. It won the Prix Jean Vigo and was selected for the Cannes Film Festival.

In 2006, Peyrard released her first narrative short film, “The Man Who Wore His Life”, which won the Cinéfondation award at Cannes. This film was followed by her feature-length documentary, “Away from the Family” (2008). It explored the difficult relationship between a mother and her daughter, and was selected for the Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes.

In 2009, Peyrard released her first feature film, “The Silent Eye”. It was a drama about a woman who is struggling to overcome her past. The film was selected for the Venice Film Festival, where it won the Golden Lion for Best Film.

Since then, Peyrard has directed several other feature films, including “The Wild” (2014), “The Return” (2015), and “The Invisible Man” (2017). She has also directed a number of documentaries, including “Inside the Walls of Tchernobyl” (2011) and “The Path of the Sun” (2015).

In 2017, Peyrard was nominated for a César award for Best Director for her film “The Invisible Man”. She has also received several other awards, including the Prix Lumière for Best Director and the Prix SACD for Best Feature Film for “The Return”.

Peyrard is currently in post-production for her upcoming film, “The Voice of the Nightingale”. It is a drama about a group of women who are trying to find their place in the world.

Sophie Peyrard is an acclaimed director whose filmography includes powerful documentaries and narrative features. From her first film to her most recent, Peyrard has displayed a remarkable ability to tell stories that are both touching and thought-provoking.

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