Paris, 13th District Les Olympiades

by Jacques Audiard

France
2021
106 min
OV French, Mandarin - French subtitles
Feature film
Fiction
Black & White
DCP

Content warning: scenes, words or images may offend the spectators' sensitivity

Jacques Audiard will be attending with the film crew

Out of Competition 2021

Official synopsis

Paris, 13th District today. Emilie meets Camille, who is attracted to Nora, who crosses paths with Amber. Three girls and a boy redefine what modern love is.

The programmer’s eye

Adapted from three graphic novels by Adrian Tomine, “Les Olympiades” takes us on sensual strolls through the heart of the 13th arrondissement. The audience witnesses the encounters of disoriented thirty-somethings; duets are formed and unmade. To stage the emergence, persistence or fading of love, Jacques Audiard wrote with directors Léa Mysius and Céline Sciamma. They draw the protagonists’ curved trajectories in a vibrant black and white cinematography accompanied by Rone’s original score. Dazzling. — Victor Courgeon

Biography and Filmography

Born in 1952, Jacques Audiard is none other than Michel Audiard’s son, a real monument of French cinema. He took his first steps as an assistant director with Roman Polanski in “The Tenant”, or even with Patrice Chéreau in “Judith Therpauve”. He directed his first film, “See How They Fall”, in 1994 and was awarded three César including that of the Best Debut Film. A few years later, he made his second feature film, “A Self-Made Hero”. The film received the Screenplay Award at Cannes in 1996. After a few years spent on films by other directors as a scriptwriter-dialogue writer, Jacques Audiard signed his third film: “Read My Lips”, starring Vincent Cassel and Emmanuelle Devos. The film was awarded three César, including that of the Best Screenplay. One of his greatest successes is undoubtedly “The Beat that my Heart Skipped”, which was awarded eight César. “Rust and Bone”, in 2012, was also successful. In May 2015, his feature film, Dheepan, selected in official competition at the Cannes Film Festival, received the Palme d'Or. In 2019, he won the César for Best Director for “The Sisters Brothers”. In July 2021, he was in official competition at the 74th Cannes film festival with his latest feature film, “Paris, 13th District”. (Source: Gala)

2021 - PARIS, 13TH DISTRICT - Jacques Audiard - Director, screenwriter
2018 - THE SISTERS BROTHERS - Jacques Audiard - Director, screenwriter
2015 - DHEEPAN - Jacques Audiard - Director, screenwriter
2012 - RUST AND BONE - Jacques Audiard - Director, screenwriter
2009 - A PROPHET - Jacques Audiard - Director, screenwriter
2005 - THE BEAT THAT MY HEART SKIPPED - Jacques Audiard - Director, screenwriter
2001 - READ MY LIPS - Jacques Audiard - Director, screenwriter
1996 - A SELF-MADE HERO - Jacques Audiard - Director, screenwriter
1994 - SEE HOW THEY FALL - Jacques Audiard - Director, screenwriter

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de Jacques Audiard

Born in 1952, Jacques Audiard is none other than Michel Audiard’s son, a real monument of French cinema. He took his first steps as an assistant director with Roman Polanski in “The Tenant”, or even with Patrice Chéreau in “Judith Therpauve”. He directed his first film, “See How They Fall”, in 1994 and was awarded three César including that of the Best Debut Film. A few years later, he made his second feature film, “A Self-Made Hero”. The film received the Screenplay Award at Cannes in 1996. After a few years spent on films by other directors as a scriptwriter-dialogue writer, Jacques Audiard signed his third film: “Read My Lips”, starring Vincent Cassel and Emmanuelle Devos. The film was awarded three César, including that of the Best Screenplay. One of his greatest successes is undoubtedly “The Beat that my Heart Skipped”, which was awarded eight César. “Rust and Bone”, in 2012, was also successful. In May 2015, his feature film, Dheepan, selected in official competition at the Cannes Film Festival, received the Palme d'Or. In 2019, he won the César for Best Director for “The Sisters Brothers”. In July 2021, he was in official competition at the 74th Cannes film festival with his latest feature film, “Paris, 13th District”. (Source: Gala)

2021 - PARIS, 13TH DISTRICT - Jacques Audiard - Director, screenwriter
2018 - THE SISTERS BROTHERS - Jacques Audiard - Director, screenwriter
2015 - DHEEPAN - Jacques Audiard - Director, screenwriter
2012 - RUST AND BONE - Jacques Audiard - Director, screenwriter
2009 - A PROPHET - Jacques Audiard - Director, screenwriter
2005 - THE BEAT THAT MY HEART SKIPPED - Jacques Audiard - Director, screenwriter
2001 - READ MY LIPS - Jacques Audiard - Director, screenwriter
1996 - A SELF-MADE HERO - Jacques Audiard - Director, screenwriter
1994 - SEE HOW THEY FALL - Jacques Audiard - Director, screenwriter