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Arnaud XAINTE - Producer/Director

(Updated on March 30, 2016)

After finishing his studies in finance at ESCP in 1989, Arnaud Xainte worked as a stockbroker in Paris. In 1996, he began to study cinema at Sorbonne Nouvelle and to work at Paradis Films, where he held a number of positions before quickly becoming the director of legal and financial affairs of both the company and its sister company, Océan Films Distribution. He joined Illégitime Défense in 2001 as an associate and began producing fiction projects, particularly documentaries. In 2010, he started directing with Bourse ton univers impitoyable, a world that he knew very well. Since then, he has divided his time between producing, directing, and international distribution.

WRITING/DIRECTING CREDITS                                                        
 

2016–2018             

Alexandre Dumas, Un pour tous et tous pour lui
90min ­­docu-drama (as writer)

Auguste Excoffier
90min docu-drama (as writer)

Delacroix, entre orient et occident
90min docu-drama (as writer)

JESUITES entre savoir et pouvoir
2 x 52min (re-writing)

2015                     

AVA GARDNER OU L’ELOGE DE LA PARESSE
52min written and directed by Jean-Frédéric Thibault in collaboration with Arnaud Xainte

Le fabuleux destin d’Elisabeth VIgée Le Brun
2 x 52min and 94min written by Jean-Frédéric Thibault and Arnaud Xainte
Directed by Arnaud Xainte
Arte France, France 5, TV5 Monde, RSI, RTS, Czech TV, TVP, Vitagraph, YLE, DR, NRK – Programme Media

2014                     

RITA HAYWORTH, ET L’HOMME CREA LA DEESSE
52min and 90min written by Jean-Frédéric Thibault and Arnaud Xainte, directed by Arnaud Xainte – (Ciné +, RTVE, RTS, Czech TV)

2013                     

JEAN COCTEAU, JE RESTE AVEC VOUS
52min and 70min written by Jean-Frédéric Thibault and Arnaud Xainte
directed by Arnaud Xainte – France 5 and Ciné +
Sold in Japan, Switzerland, Poland, Belgium, Denmark, Brazil

CARTIER, LA PETITE BOÎTE ROUGE
52min co-written with Jean-Frédéric Thibault
 

SECOND LIFE
Feature-length project (as writer)

2012                     

Bourse, ton univers impitoyable
52min updated version, recording of English-language version

2010/11                

Bourse, ton univers impitoyable
52min, co-directed with Sophie Lepault – Planète, RTBF, TVP Info, Canal 22 (Mexico), TVI (Portugal) – in partnership with the Département de la Charente Maritime and the Région Poitou Charentes

Translation credits                                                                 

Golden Age L’âge d’or: an American play by A.R. Gurney;
Les Envahisseurs (Original title: Los Invasores): a Chilean play by Egon Wolf;
Femmes africaines (Original title: Donne Africane): an Italian play by P. Monaco ;
Le complot (Original title: La Trama): a Spanish play by J. Salom;
Urgences: book about the American television series ER, published by J’AI LU.