Biography

Cédric Klapisch (born September 4, 1961), is a French film director. Klapisch was born at Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine. He is from a Jewish family; his maternal grandparents were deported to Auschwitz. He studied cinema at the University of Paris III: Sorbonne Nouvelle as well as at the University of Paris VIII. He was rejected on two occasions by the prestigious French film school IDHEC (Institut des hautes études cinématographiques), now known as La fémis. He later attended the film school at New York University from 1983 to 1985. During the 1980s, he started to shoot short films such as In transit or Ce qui me meut. He subsequently worked as a scriptwriter and he became a director for feature films. He has also directed a nature documentary for French television. Klapisch's next film, Ni pour, ni contre (bien au contraire), had its production delayed for 4 months. During this period, he devised a new, low-budget product, which became L'Auberge Espagnole (The Spanish Apartment). Shot in Spain, this film became his greatest box-office success. In 2005, he filmed a sequel to L'Auberge Espagnole, Les Poupées Russes (The Russian Dolls), with many of the same actors from L'Auberge Espagnole. His most recent film, Paris, was released in February 2008.

Cédric Klapisch (born September 4, 1961), is a French film director. Klapisch was born at Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine. He is from a Jewish family; his maternal grandparents were deported to Auschwitz. He studied cinema at the University of Paris III: Sorbonne Nouvelle as well as at the University of Paris VIII. He was rejected on two occasions by the prestigious French film school IDHEC (Institut des hautes études cinématographiques), now known as La fémis. He later attended the film school at New York University from 1983 to 1985. During the 1980s, he started to shoot short films such as In transit or Ce qui me meut. He subsequently worked as a scriptwriter and he became a director for feature films. He has also directed a nature documentary for French television. Klapisch's next film, Ni pour, ni contre (bien au contraire), had its production delayed for 4 months. During this period, he devised a new, low-budget product, which became L'Auberge Espagnole (The Spanish Apartment). Shot in Spain, this film became his greatest box-office success. In 2005, he filmed a sequel to L'Auberge Espagnole, Les Poupées Russes (The Russian Dolls), with many of the same actors from L'Auberge Espagnole. His most recent film, Paris, was released in February 2008.

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 17

Birthday 1961-09-04

Place of Birth Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France

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Directing TV ShowsMovies

2019 Quelqu’un quelque part Director
2017 Back to Burgundy Director
2013 Chinese Puzzle Director
2011 My Piece of the Pie Director
2008 Paris Director
2005 Russian Dolls Director
2003 Not For, or Against (Quite the Contrary) Director
2002 The Spanish Apartment Director
1999 Peut-être Director
1996 Family Resemblances Director
1996 When the Cat's Away Director
1995 Lumière and Company Director
1994 Good Old Daze Director
1992 Little Nothings Director
1986 Ce qui me meut Director
1986 In Transit Director

Writing

2017 Back to Burgundy Writer
2013 Chinese Puzzle Writer
2011 My Piece of the Pie Writer
2008 Paris Screenplay
2005 Russian Dolls Screenplay
2003 Not For, or Against (Quite the Contrary) Screenplay
2002 The Spanish Apartment Screenplay
1999 Peut-être Screenplay
1996 Family Resemblances Writer
1996 When the Cat's Away Screenplay
1994 Good Old Daze Scenario Writer
1992 Little Nothings Writer
1986 Ce qui me meut Writer
1986 In Transit Writer

Acting

2013 Chinese Puzzle as le photographe (caméo)
2005 Russian Dolls as l'homme du train
2002 The Spanish Apartment as Stressed Teacher
1999 Peut-être
1996 Family Resemblances as le père en 1967
1986 In Transit as Musician

Production

2017 Back to Burgundy Producer
2013 Chinese Puzzle Producer
2008 Paris Associate Producer

Crew

1984 Babysitter Cinematography

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