Alain Guiraudie, born July 15 1964 in Villefranche-de-Rouergue (Aveyron), is an actor, director and writer.
Born into a farming family, he developed a passion for very young folk culture. In 1990, he directed his first short film, Heroes Never Die.
In a style picaresque and the tone of the tale, he strives to represent the working class in the film That Old Dream That Moves, winner Prix Jean Vigo and presented in 2001 at the Directors Fortnight. Jean-Luc Godard spoke on this occasion that it was the “Best Film at Festival de Cannes.” Alain Guiraudie then passes to feature film, and is still filming in the Southwest.
“When I was an adolescent I thought about going into movies, but it seemed difficult to achieve. After high school, I almost tried applying to L’IDHEC, [Ed.- French film school], but I didn’t feel capable of getting in. Afterwards I wrote a few bad novels. One day I wrote something really shitty and poorly defined, something between a… read more