David & Stéphane Foenkinos
David Foenkinos is a renowned French writer whose works have been published since 2002 and translated in more than 40 languages. He is the recipient of numerous literary awards, including the Renaudot and the High School Goncourt for his novel Charlotte in 2014. His works are regularly adapted with success for the screen or stage, such as The Erotic Potential of my Wife, The Souvenirs, or The Mystery Henri Pick. His latest works include To the Beauty
and Two Sisters. He is also a praised playwright and screenwriter.
A former English teacher, Stephane Foenkinos has started in the film industry as a respected casting director for over twenty years. Since 1997 and longtime collaboration with Jacques Doillon, he has worked on more than 70 films directed, among others, by Jean-Luc Godard, François Ozon, André Téchiné, Claude Chabrol, Coline Serreau, Danièle Thompson, Catherine Corsini, but also Peter Greenaway, Robert Zemeckis, Terrence Malick, Woody Allen and on the Harry Potter and James Bond franchises. As a screenwriter, he has collaborated on numerous popular TV series in France. He also adapts and directs for the theater, lastly for Noire (Black) based on Tania de Montaigne’s essay on civil rights forgotten figure, Claudette Colvin.
Together the brothers have directed their first short film in 2006, Foot Story before adapting David’s novel, Delicacy in 2011 starring Audrey Tautou and Francois Damiens, released in more than 30 countries and nominated for best adapted screenplay and best first feature award at the Cesar. In 2017 their second feature, an original story, Jealous reaches the screens successfully and
earned its main actress, Karin Viard a Globe de Cristal award and also a nomination for best actress Cesar. They have scheduled to shoot their third feature, Fantasies, this fall.