Alain Guiraudie

Alain Guiraudie

Guiraudie in 2009
Born (1964-07-15) 15 July 1964
Villefranche-de-Rouergue, Aveyron, France
Occupation Film director, screenwriter
Years active 1990-present

Alain Guiraudie (French: [giʁodi]; born 15 July 1964) is a French film director and screenwriter. He has directed ten mostly LGBT-related films since 1990. He is openly gay.[1]


Guiraudie has named Georges Bataille as an important influence.[2] His 2013 film Stranger by the Lake was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival[3] where he won the award for Best Director.[4]


Year Title Credited as Notes
Director Screenwriter Actor
1990 Les Héros sont immortels Yes Yes Yes Short film
1993 Les Yeux au plafond Yes Short film
1994 Straight Ahead Until Morning Yes Yes Short film
1998 La Force des choses Yes Yes Short film
2001 Sunshine for the Poor Yes Yes Yes Also producer
2001 That Old Dream That Moves Yes Yes Prix Jean Vigo
Nominated—César Award for Best Short Film
Nominated—European Film Award for Best Short Film
2002 Un petit cas de conscience Yes
2003 No Rest for the Brave Yes Yes
2005 Time Has Come Yes Yes
2008 On m'a volé mon adolescence Yes Telefilm
2009 The King of Escape Yes Yes
2013 Stranger by the Lake Yes Yes Yes Cannes Film Festival-Queer Palm
Cannes Film Festival-Un Certain Regard Best Director
Nominated—César Award for Best Film
Nominated—César Award for Best Director
Nominated—César Award for Best Original Screenplay
Nominated—Louis Delluc Prize
2016 Staying Vertical Yes Yes Nominated—Cannes Film Festival-Palme d'Or


  1. Melissa Anderson (22 January 2014). "Stranger by the Lake: Trouble in a Gay Paradise". Village Voice. Retrieved 23 May 2016.
  2. "Cannes 2013: A Touch of Sin, The Past, Stranger by the Lake". Time Out New York. Retrieved 23 May 2016.
  3. "2013 Official Selection". Cannes. 6 May 2013. Retrieved 6 May 2013.
  4. "Cannes: 'The Missing Picture' Wins Un Certain Regard Prize". Hollywood Reporter. 26 May 2013. Retrieved 26 May 2013.

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