Cannes Film Fest 2024: Directors–Guiraudie, Alain (“Stranger by the Lake”)

Courtesy of Cannes FilmAlain Guiraudie, born July 15, 1964, is a French film director and screenwriter.

Gay Directors. By Emanuel Levy (Columbia University Press)

He has directed ten mostly LGBT-related films since 1990. He is openly gay.

Guiraudie has named Georges Bataille as an important influence.

His 2013 film Stranger by the Lake was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival where he won the award for Best Director.

In 2014, he won the Prix Sade for his novel Now the Night Begins (Ici commence la nuit).

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