Christophe Honoré

Christophe Honoré / Comité Dans Paris

Christophe Honoré was already writing when he was a teenager, even though he already knew that he wanted to become, above all, a film-maker.
He became one after his university studies in Rennes, juggling several activities at the same time: film critic (for Les Cahiers de cinéma), scriptwriter, novelist for children and adults, and of course feature film director starting 2002.

His first film, Seventeen Times Cécile Cassard, instantly made him a rising “auteur” in French cinema.
With Ma Mère (2004), Dans Paris (2006), then Love Songs (2007), The Beautiful Person (2008), Making plans for Lena (2009), Man at Bath (2010), The Beloved (2011), and Métamorphoses (2014), he asserted his desire for a contemporary novelistic approach, without denying himself the right to be inspired by classic works like The Princess of Clèves, which strongly influenced The Beautiful Person. His latest film Sorry Angel (2018) was selected to compete for the Palme d’Or at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.

His first play as a writer and theatre director, Les Débutantes, was performed at Avignon’s Off Festival in 1998. After The Worst of the Flock (2001) & Beautiful Guys (2004), he returned to Avignon in 2005 to present Dionysos impuissant in the “In” Festival, with Joana Preiss and Louis Garrel playing the leads.
In 2009, he came back to Avignon’s In Festival to stage Victor Hugo’s romantic drama Angelo, Tyrant of Padua. In 2012, his play Nouveau Roman was produced by the In Festival, with the support of la Colline National Theater, Paris.
In 2015, he wrote Violentes Femmes for director Robert Cantarella, as well as Fin de l’Histoire, adapted from Gombrowicz, which he presented in France and at the National Theater in Warsaw.
For the Opera, he has directed Dialogues of the Carmelites (2013) by Francis Poulenc, Pelleas and Melisande by Claude Debussy (2015, Opéra de Lyon), Mozart’s Cosi fan Tutte (2016, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence), Verdi’s Don Carlos (2018, Opéra de Lyon). He is set to direct Puccini’s Tosca at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence in 2019.


In 2016, Christophe Honoré created his own company Comité Dans Paris in order to manage the production and distribution of his stage creations, in particular Les Idoles (creation to be held in Lausanne, 2018, in partnership with the Théâtre de Vidy), and the rerun of Nouveau Roman in 2020.


Managers : Clémence Huckel & Colin Pitrat
+33 (0)1 43 38 23 71 / production@lesindependances.com

Distribution : Florence Bourgeon
+33 (0)6 09 56 44 24 / bourgeon.f@free.fr


Projects

Les Idoles
Fin de l'Histoire
Nouveau Roman

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