Cédric Klapisch

Cédric Klapisch is a French screenwriter, director and producer for cinema and TV. After graduating from New York University he returned to France where his short Ce qui me meut won a number of festival prizes and was followed by his first feature film, Rien du tout, in 1992. The back to back success of Le Péril Jeune (The Good Old Daze, 1994), Chacun cherche son chat (When the Cat’s Away, 1996) and Un Air de famille (Family Resemblances, 1996) cemented his reputation in French cinema. The films that define his international career to date, however, are the "Xavier's travels" trilogy starting with the very European adventures of Xavier as an Erasmus student in Barcelona - L’Auberge Espagnole (Pot Luck, 2002), followed by Les Poupées Russes (Russian Dolls, 2005) and Casse-tête Chinois (Chinese Puzzle, 2013). Klapisch has also directed two episodes and is the artistic director of the series Dix pour cent, first broadcast in October 2015. He is currently shooting Le Vin et le Vent (The Wine and the Wind), a drama set in Burgundy's vineyards, which is due to be released at the beginning of 2017.

Alongside his work making films, Cédric Klapisch has also been involved in French professional organisations such as SRF and L'ARP. Cédric Klapisch joined us in Brussels for a Q&A in March 2014 to discuss his work and Europe. You can watch it here:  http://cineuropa.org/vd.aspx?t=video&l=fr&did=255616.