Martin Provost

Martin Provost

Provost in 2014
Born (1957-05-13) 13 May 1957
Brest, France
Occupation Film director, writer, actor
Years active 1989–present

Martin Provost (born 13 May 1957) is a French film director, writer and actor. He wrote and directed films such as Séraphine and Le Ventre de Juliette. His 2013 film Violette was screened in the Special Presentation section at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.[1]


Year Title Credited as Notes
Director Screenwriter Actor
1976 A Young Emmanuelle Yes
1977 Les Enquêtes du commissaire Maigret Yes TV series
1977 Les Folies Offenbach Yes TV mini-series
1977 Au plaisir de Dieu Yes TV mini-series
1977 Banlieue sud-est Yes TV mini-series
1978 Le Devoir de français Yes Telefilm
1978 Messieurs les ronds-de-cuir Yes Telefilm
1979 Au théâtre ce soir Yes TV series
1980 Tarendol Yes Telefilm
1980 Les Héritiers Yes TV series
1981 Pause-café Yes TV series
1981 Histoires de voyous : Opération Primevère Yes Telefilm
1983 Emmenez-moi au théâtre : La Baye Yes Telefilm
1984 Comme les doigts de la main Yes Short film
1985 L'Histoire en marche: Les prisonnières Yes Telefilm
1988 Alice Yes
1989 Pentimento Yes
1992 Cocon Yes Yes Short film
1997 Tortilla y cinema Yes Yes
2002 20, avenue Parmentier Yes
2003 Le Ventre de Juliette Yes Yes Avignon Film Festival - Prix Tournage
2006 SantApprentice Yes Animated TV series
2008 Séraphine Yes Yes César Award for Best Film
César Award for Best Original Screenplay
Newport Beach Film Festival - Best Film
Newport Beach Film Festival - Best Director
Newport Beach Film Festival - Best Screenplay
Nominated—César Award for Best Director
Nominated—Lumières Award for Best Film
Nominated—Lumières Award for Best Director
Nominated—Lumières Award for Best Screenplay
Nominated—Prix Jacques Prévert du Scénario for Best Original Screenplay
2011 The Long Falling Yes Yes
2013 Violette Yes Yes Nominated—Magritte Award for Best Foreign Film in Coproduction
2017 The Midwife Yes Yes

Published works


  1. "Violette". TIFF. Retrieved 2013-08-10.
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