FIVE FILMS BY JACQUES AUDIARD
This April sees the release of Jacques Audiard’s newest film Les Olympiades, so we thought it would be an excellent occasion dive into the oeuvre of the acclaimed French writer/director and dig up five of his most impressive films, including 2009’s relentlessly brutal and gripping thriller Un Prophète and his breakthrough film De Battre Mon Coeur S’Est Arrêté.
French film director and screenwriter Jacques Audiard was practically born into the film industry in Paris. His father, Michel Audiard, was a renowned screenwriter and director, while his uncle was a producer. Early in his life, Audiard rejected the thought of becoming involved in film, and began to study literature and philosophy at La Sorbonne in Paris. Eventually, after signing up for a film-editing class, Audiard wound up working as assistant editor to Roman Polanski’s for his 1976 film, Le Locataire. Audiard is the genius behind recent successes Un prophète, 2009 (A Prophet), De rouille et d’os, 2012 (Rust and Bone), and Dheepan, 2015.