Christophe Honoré

Christophe Honoré

Honoré in 2010
Born (1970-04-10) 10 April 1970
Carhaix, Finistère, France
Nationality French
Occupation Film director, writer
Years active 2000–present

Christophe Honoré (born 10 April 1970) is a French writer and film director.

Honoré was born in Carhaix, Finistère. After moving to Paris in 1995, he wrote articles in Les Cahiers du Cinéma. He started writing soon after. His 1996 book Tout contre Léo (Close to Leo) talks about HIV and is aimed at young adults; he made it into a film in 2002. He wrote other books for young adults throughout the late 1990s. His first play, Les Débutantes, was performed at Avignon's Off Festival in 1998. In 2005, he returned to Avignon to present Dionysos impuissant in the "In" Festival, with Joana Preiss and Louis Garrel playing the leads.

A well-known director, he is considered an "auteur" in French cinema. His 2006 film Dans Paris has led him to be considered by French critics as the heir to the Nouvelle Vague cinema. In 2007, Les Chansons d'amour was one of the films selected to be in competition at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival.[1] Honoré is openly gay,[2] and some of his movies or screenplays (among them Les Filles ne savent pas nager, Dix-sept fois Cécile Cassard and Les Chansons d'amour) deal with gay or lesbian relations.

Honoré has been the screenwriter for some of Gaël Morel's films. He has also directed Louis Garrel in five different films.


Year Title Credited as Notes
Director Screenwriter
2000 Girls Can't Swim Yes
2001 Nous deux Yes Yes Short film
2002 Seventeen Times Cecile Cassard Yes Yes Nominated—Cannes Film Festival - Prix Un certain regard
2002 Close to Leo Yes Yes Telefilm
2002 Novo Yes
2004 Ma Mère Yes Yes
2004 3 Dancing Slaves Yes
2006 Dans Paris Yes Yes
2007 Love Songs Yes Yes Cabourg Film Festival - Best Director
Nominated—Cannes Film Festival - Palme d'Or
2007 Après lui Yes
2008 Hôtel Kuntz Yes Yes Short film
2008 Sunny Spells Yes
2008 The Beautiful Person Yes Yes Telefilm
Nominated—César Award for Best Adaptation
2009 Making Plans for Lena Yes Yes
2010 Man at Bath Yes Yes Nominated—Locarno International Film Festival - Golden Leopard
2011 The Beloved Yes Yes
2011 Let My People Go! Yes
2014 Métamorphoses Yes Yes Nominated—Venice Film Festival - Venice Days Award
2015 Two Friends Yes
2016 The Misfortunes of Sophie Yes Yes






  1. "Festival de Cannes: Love Songs". Retrieved 2009-12-20.
  3. Gerstner, David A.; Nahmias, Julian (2015). Christophe Honoré: A Critical Introduction. Detroit: Wayne State University Press. p. 272. ISBN 9780814338636. Retrieved 12 December 2015.
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