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 Godd Old Daze, 1994), Chacun cherche son chat (When the Cat’s Away, 1996) and Un Air de famille (Family Resemblances, 1996) cemented is 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 (Call my Agent), first broadcasted in October 2015 and renewed for a third season. His latest drama, Ce qui nous lie (Back to Burgundy, 2017) was released internationally.
Alongside his work making films, Klapisch has also been involved in French professional organisations such as SRF and L’ARP. Klapisch joined us in Brussels for a Q&A in March 2014 to discuss his work and Europe. You can watch it here