Cantet Laurent: French Filmmaker, Winner of Cannes Fest Palme d’Or, The Class

Cannes Film Fest 2008

Laurent Cantet is a gifted, socially-aware French director, born June 15, 1961, at Melle (Deux-Svres).

Laurent Cantet
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Cantet in 2007
Born June, 15 1961 

His parents were schoolteachers in Ardilleux.  In 2008, he received the Palme d’Or at the Festival de Cannes for his fourth feature, “The Class” (“Entre les murs”).

Filmography

As Director

2017: The Workshop

2014 Return to Ithaca

2012: 7 Days in Havana (segment, La Fuente)

2012 Foxfire: Confessions of a Girl Gang

2008 : The Class (Entre les murs)

2005 : Heading South (Vers le sud)

2001 : Time Out (L’Emploi du temps)

1999 : Human Resources (Ressources humaines)

1998 : Les Sanguinaires – TV Film

1995 : Jeux de plage – Short film

1994 : Tous la manif – Short film

1994 : Veilles d’armes – Assistant director

As Screenwriter

2008 : Entre les murs

2005 : Vers le sud

2001 : L’Emploi du temps

1999 : Ressources humaines

1998 : Les Sanguinaires—TV Film 1995 : Jeux de plage–Short film

Awards

Cesar (French Oscar)

2001: Best debut for Ressources humaines

2001: Nominated, Best original screenplay or adaptation for Ressources humaines

European Film Awards

2001: Nominated, Best European Screenwriter for Time Out (L’Emploi du temps).