Robin Campillo was born in Morocco in 1962. Because his father was in the army, he and his family moved around a great deal during his childhood and part of his adolescence. During this period, movies became a main theme of his existence. In Madagascar, at the age of 9, he discovered Godard’s Alphaville in a military theatre where the film was booed. Following this experience he developed a passionate interest in cinema and an array of filmmakers ranging from Jacques Demy to Mario Bava. In 1983 he enrolled in the IDHEC (Institute for Advanced Cinema Studies) film school. After graduating, however, he took a break from his film career to dedicate his time to the fight against AIDS. Finally, in the mid-1990s, he began a long and fruitful collaboration with Laurent Cantet as co- screenwriter and editor. In 2004 Robin Campillo directed his first feature film THEY CAME BACK.

His film BPM (BEATS PER MINUTE) was very well-received in competition at the 70th Cannes Film Festival, 2017.

Films Selection

  • BPM (Beats Per Minute) - Lux (120 battements par minute) - 2017
  • Eastern Boys - 2013
  • They Came Back - 2004