Author of seven feature films, Leos Carax (n. 1960, France) is one of the most adored filmmakers by cinephiles across the world. The French director has created a unique cinematic universe that makes the premiere of each of his films a real event. At just twenty-four, he signed Boy Meets Girl (1984), which won the Youth Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, and two years later he filmed Mauvais Sang (1986), which won the Alfred Bauer Prize at the Berlin Film Festival and the Louis Delluc Prize. The provocative and surreal Holy Motors (2012) won numerous awards and was selected for the Cannes Film Festival competition. His latest film, Annette, a fantastic and hallucinatory rock opera, was the opening film at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Best Director Award.