Stéphane Goël

Stéphane Goël

Director, Writer


Stéphane Goël is a French film director, writer, and producer best known for his work on the critically acclaimed films Les Invasions barbares (2003) and Le Petit Nicolas (2009).

Goël was born in 1965 in Paris, France. He studied film direction at La Fémis (École Nationale Supérieure des Métiers de l'Image et du Son) and graduated in 1988. After graduation, he worked as a documentary filmmaker, making films about the French colonies in Africa and the Middle East.

In 2003, Goël made his first feature film, Les Invasions barbares (The Barbarian Invasions), which was a critical and commercial success. The film was a story about a man in his sixties who reunites with his estranged family as he is dying. The film won several awards, including the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

Goël followed this success with Le Petit Nicolas (2009), an adaptation of the classic French children’s novel. The film was a box office success and was nominated for several awards, including the César Award for Best Film.

Goël also wrote and directed the French comedy film, Tu veux ou tu veux pas (2014), starring Sophie Marceau. The film was a moderate success in France, and was released in the United States in 2015.

In addition to feature films, Goël is also an accomplished television director. He has directed several episodes of the French television show Les Enfants de la télé.

Goël is a respected director who has earned numerous awards and nominations for his work. He is currently working on his next project, a feature film adaptation of the novel The Little Prince.

Goël is an outstanding filmmaker who has made a lasting mark on French cinema. His films are both critically and commercially acclaimed, and his work has garnered him numerous awards. He is a talented director who continues to make great films.

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