Mathieu Amalric, born the 25th of October 1965, lives in Paris. Discovers Cinema thanks to Otar Iosseliani in 1984. Has worked as assistant-director; stage manager, assistant-editor or sutler for Louis Malle, Danièle Dubroux, Peter Handke, Alain Tanner, J.C.Monteiro or Romain Goupil while making short films. In 1991, he makes the acquaintance of Arnaud Desplechin at the Angers Premier Plans Film Festival, who invents him as an actor. Since then, he does both. His 2017 film BARBARA was selected in the Un Certain Regard section of the 70th Cannes IFF, where it won the Prize for the Best Poetic Narrative.