Emmanuel Carrère

Emmanuel Carrère (born 9 December 1957) is a French author, screenwriter and film director.

Emmanuel Carrère
at salon du livre, 2009
at salon du livre, 2009
Born9 December 1957 (age 61)
Alma materInstitut d'Études Politiques de Paris


He is the son of Louis Édouard Carrère, often known as Louis Carrère d'Encausse, after his mother, the historian and Académie française member,[1] Hélène Carrère d'Encausse. He is also a cousin of the philosopher François Zourabichvili.

Carrère studied at the Institut d'études politiques de Paris (better known as Sciences Po). Much of his writing, both fiction and nonfiction, centers around the primary themes of the interrogation of identity, the development of illusion and the direction of reality. He has also been an important reference for the "autofiction" movement in English, as he has "excelled at creating narratives that range freely between genres."[2] Several of his books have been made into films, and he directed the film adaptation of his novel La Moustache. He was the president of the jury of the book Inter 2003.

He was a member of the International jury at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival.[3] He was a member of the jury for the Cinéfoundation and Short Films sections of the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.[4]

In 2015, he was named as a member of the Jury for the Main Competition at the 2015 Venice Film Festival. The festival was chaired by Alfonso Cuarón.


  • Werner Herzog. Ediling, Paris 1982, ISBN 2-85601-017-2. About the director of the same name.
  • Amie du jaguar (The Jaguar's Friend) (1983)
  • Bravoure (Bravery, translated as Gothic Romance) (1984)
  • Le Détroit de Behring. P.O.L., Paris 1986 (Engl.: The Behring Strait) (German: Kleopatras Nase. Kleine Geschichte der Uchronie. Gatza, Berlin 1993.)
  • La Moustache (published in English as The Mustache) (1986)
  • Hors d'atteinte (Out of Reach) (1988)
  • Je suis vivant et vous êtes morts (I Am Alive and You Are Dead: A Journey into the Mind of Philip K. Dick) (1993), a fictionalized biography of Philip K. Dick.
  • La Classe de neige (Class Trip) (1995). Winner of the Prix Fémina, adapted in 1998 as the Claude Miller film of the same name.
  • L'Adversaire (The Adversary) (2000), nonfictional account of the life of the murderer Jean-Claude Romand, after the author corresponded with the criminal in jail (1993), and watched his trial (1996). In 2002, L'Adversaire was adapted into the film of the same name by director Nicole Garcia.
  • Un roman russe (A Russian Novel) (2007)
  • Other Lives but Mine (D'autres vies que la mienne, 2009)
  • Limonov (2011), a biography of Eduard Limonov
  • Le royaume (The Kingdom) (2014)

Selected filmography


  1. ^ Title unknown, L'Intermédiaire des chercheurs et curieux 486–496 (1992), p. 77.
  2. ^ Elkin, Lauren. "They were like us and we were like them." The New Inquiry, 20 July 2012. https://thenewinquiry.com/they-were-like-us-we-were-like-them/
  3. ^ "Hollywood Reporter: Cannes Lineup". hollywoodreporter. Archived from the original on 22 April 2010. Retrieved 15 April 2010.
  4. ^ "The Jury for the Cinéfondation and Short Films". Cannes Film Festival. Retrieved 2012-03-29.

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2005 Cannes Film Festival

The 58th Cannes Film Festival started on 11 May and ran until 22 May 2005. Twenty movies from 13 countries were selected to compete. The awards were announced on 21 May. The Palme d'Or went to the Belgian film L'Enfant by Dardenne brothers.The festival opened with Lemming, directed by Dominik Moll and closed with Chromophobia, directed by Martha Fiennes. Cécile de France was the mistress of ceremonies.

2010 Cannes Film Festival

The 63rd Cannes Film Festival was held from 12 to 23 May 2010, in Cannes, France. The Cannes Film Festival, hailed as being one of the most recognized and prestigious film festivals worldwide, was founded in 1946. It consists of having films screened in and out of competition during the festival; films screened in competition compete for the Palme d'Or award. The award in 2010 was won by Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, a Thai film directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul. This was determined by the festival's jury members who reviewed films screened in competition. American film director Tim Burton was the president of the jury for the international competition, and other members of the jury for that competition included actors, screenwriters and composers, such as Kate Beckinsale, Emmanuel Carrère, Benicio del Toro, and Alexandre Desplat. Other categories for films screened in competition that have their own separate juries for other awards are for Short Films and the Un Certain Regard category.

Ridley Scott's Robin Hood opened the festival and Julie Bertuccelli's The Tree was the closing film. The full film lineup for the festival was announced on 15 April 2010. English actress Kristin Scott Thomas was the mistress of ceremonies.Agence France-Presse, Reuters, Associated Press and Getty TV boycotted the press conference that announced the line-up for the festival, due to a dispute over access to the red carpet. In a press release, the agencies said that they "may be forced to suspend their presence at the festival altogether" if an agreement was not reached. Days before the festival was to begin, concerns were expressed that attendees might be delayed, or would not attend, due to plane flights to surrounding areas in France being delayed or canceled due to volcanic ash in the sky. Two days before ths beginning of the festival, the just finished film Route Irish, directed by Ken Loach, was added to the main competition.

Charles Renouvier

Charles Bernard Renouvier (French: [ʁənuvje]; January 1, 1815 – September 1, 1903) was a French philosopher. He considered himself a "Swedenborg of history" who sought to update the philosophy of Kantian liberalism and individualism for the socio-economic realities of the late nineteenth century, and influenced the sociological method of Émile Durkheim.

Class Trip

Class Trip is a 1998 French film by Claude Miller, based on the 1995 novel of the same name by Emmanuel Carrère. Its original French title is La Classe de neige, which is the name given to class trips in the snow. It tells the story of a young boy on a school skiing trip who suffers anxiety attacks that bring on disturbing nightmares.

François Zourabichvili

François Zourabichvili (1965 – 19 April 2006) was a French philosopher specialized in the works of Gilles Deleuze and Baruch Spinoza.

Globe de Cristal Awards

The Globes de Cristal Awards (English: Crystal Globe Awards) is a set of awards bestowed by members of the French Press Association recognizing excellence in home art and culture. The annual formal ceremony and dinner at which the awards are presented happens each February.

The 1st Globes de Cristal were in 2006 in Paris. The 2014 ceremony was held at Le Lido cabaret on 10 March 2014 and was hosted by Valérie Bénaïm, who is the first woman to host the show, without being a co-host.

Jean-Claude Romand

Jean-Claude Romand (born 11 February 1954) is a French murderer and impostor who pretended to be a medical doctor for 18 years before killing his wife, children, and his parents when he was about to be exposed.

La Moustache

La Moustache (in English, The Moustache) is a French film from 2005, directed by Emmanuel Carrère and starring Vincent Lindon, and adapted from Carrère's own novel. The film features music from Philip Glass. The film was awarded the Label Europa Cinemas prize at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival and is currently distributed theatrically in the United States by the Cinema Guild with a DVD release handled by Koch-Lorber Films.

Limonov (novel)

Limonov is a 2011 biographical novel by the French writer and journalist Emmanuel Carrère. The book is based on the life of Eduard Limonov, a Russian politician and opposition figure, as well as a poet and novelist.

The book focuses on all aspects of Limonov's life, emphasizing the literary and the political components, while not neglecting ethical issues and the biographer's personal views. In Carrère's book, Limonov emerges as a subtle and loyal figure, prone to occasional violence and excess based on his many frustrations, be it political, creative or emotional. The book is as well a historical and sociological approach to 20th Century Russia with its leaders and dissidents as it is a complex non-fiction narrative based on the life of a living person.

Carrère's testimony is based on a three-week period the author spent with Limonov in Moscow, after he briefly frequented him in the Paris of the 1980s.

Linda Coverdale

Linda Coverdale is a literary translator from French. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, and has a Ph.D in French Literature. She has translated into English more than 60 works by such authors as Roland Barthes, Emmanuel Carrère, Patrick Chamoiseau, Maryse Condé, Marie Darrieussecq, Jean Echenoz, Annie Ernaux, Sébastien Japrisot, Tahar Ben Jelloun, Philippe Labro, Yann Queffélec, Jorge Semprún, Lyonel Trouillot, Jean-Philippe Toussaint, Jean Hartzfeld, and Marguerite Duras.

List of French films of 2005

A list of films produced in France in 2005.

Michel Déon ou la force de l'amitié

Michel Déon ou la force de l'amitié is a documentary film of film director Jérémie Carboni.

Other Lives but Mine

Other Lives but Mine (French: D'autres vies que la mienne) is a 2009 book by the French writer Emmanuel Carrère. It was published as Lives Other than My Own in the United States. It focuses on Carrère's wife's sister, a judge who died from cancer in 2005.

Prix du Livre Inter

The Prix du Livre Inter is a prize for best French novel of the year. It is awarded by the radio channel France Inter. It was established in 1975 at the initiative of Paul-Louis Mignon.

The Adversary

The Adversary may refer to:

"The Adversary" (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), a 1995 episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

The Adversary (Ihsahn album), the debut solo album of Emperor frontman Ihsahn

The Adversary (Thy Art Is Murder album), the debut album by deathcore band Thy Art Is Murder

The Adversary (Fables)

The Adversary (Carrère book), a French non-fiction book on the murders perpetuated by Jean-Claude Romand written by Emmanuel Carrère

The Adversary (film), a 2002 French drama film directed by Nicole Garcia based on Emmanuel Carrère's book of the same name

Pratidwandi, known internationally as The Adversary, a 1970 Indian Bengali film directed by Satyajit Ray

The Adversary, book four in "The Saga of the Exiles" by Julian May

The Adversary, the original name for Satan, an evil figure appearing in the texts of the Abrahamic religions

The Adversary (Westworld), an episode of the HBO series Westworld

The Adversary (Carrère book)

The Adversary is a French non-fiction book by Emmanuel Carrère first published in France as L'Adversaire in 2000 by Folio. The book was published in English in 2001 under the title The Adversary: A True Story of Monstrous Deception.

Carrère stated that his work was influenced by Truman Capote's In Cold Blood and he included himself in the narrative as a direct reaction to Capote excising himself from his own work despite his close relationship with the murderers he wrote about.

The Adversary (film)

The Adversary (French: L'Adversaire) is a 2002 French drama film directed by Nicole Garcia, starring Daniel Auteuil and Géraldine Pailhas.

Valerio Magrelli

Valerio Magrelli (born 1957, Rome) is an Italian poet.

He graduated in philosophy at the University of Rome and is an expert in French literature which he has taught and teaches at University of Pisa and University of Cassino. He debuted as an author at age twenty-three with a collection of poems entitled Ora serrata retinae.

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