03 December 2013 à 10:47
Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Jury President
Jean-Pierre Jeunet began his filmmaking career with short films he co-directed with Marc Caro, a designer, which won awards in many international film festivals. Delicatessen, their debut feature made in 1991, enjoyed a huge success, with 1.5 million admissions in France. The film also won the César Award for Best First Film and Best Screenplay. The duo then made their second feature The City of Lost Children, in 1995, whose innovative special effects attracted a lot of attention. The film was widely distributed internationally, from Japan to the United States, and was also a major success worldwide.
This led Jean-Pierre Jeunet to Hollywood, whose doors opened to him. In 1997, he directed Alien: Ressurection there. He returned to France in 2000, where he made Amelie. The film was a triumph: 5 Academy Award nominations, 4 Césars and more than 30 millions admissions worldwide. It launched the career of its lead, Audrey Tautou, who also starred inJeunet's following film, A Very Long Engagement, adapted from the novel by Sébastien Japrisot.
In 2009, after being the Jury President at the 35th Deauville American Film Festival, Jeunet directed Micmacs, a comedy starring Dany Boon. His latest film, The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet, tells the story of a gifted boy who travels across the United States on a freight train to receive a scientific award. The film will release around the world in 2014.
Latest update : 10 December 2013 à 10:47 CET