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Patrice Leconte

Director and screenwriter, France

After a 54-year of career and as many successful projects, Patrice Leconte has accumulated nearly 70 million admissions to cinema and 58 nominations in ceremonies and festivals. His saga Les Bronzés with the Splendid troupe, made between 1978 and 2006, has acquired the status of cult films, he thus signed several of the most significant popular successes of the last fifty years. In 1990, he won the Louis Delluc Award for Le mari de la coiffeuse. He subsequently won the BAFTA for the best non-English film in 1997 for Ridicule with Fanny Ardant and Jean Rochefort. The feature film also received four César, including Best Film and Best Director, and was also nominated at the Oscars for Best Foreign Language Film. More recently, in 2011, the Cabourg Festival awarded him with the Swann d'Or for best director for the dramatic comedy Voir la mer.


Patrice Leconte was at Les Arcs in 2013 to present A Promise with Rebecca Hall and Alan Rickman.

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