About the Film
A former student of the prestigious National School of the Arts and Techniques of Theatre (la Rue Blanche) and of the French National Academy of Dramatic Arts (le Conservatoire National) in Paris, he has performed on stage in productions by Philippe Adrien, Alain Françon or Thomas Ostermeier. He made his film debut in Diane Bertrand’s A Saturday on Earth (Cannes, Un Certain Regard, 1996). In 2000, he was awarded the César for Most Promising Actor for his performance in François Dupeyron’s C’est quoi la vie?. He worked again with Dupeyron for his films The Officers’ Ward (César nomination for Best Actor in 2002) and Inguelezi (2004). A favourite of art house film directors, he works with Jean-Pierre Limosin, Siegrid Alnoy, Werner Schroeter and in 2003 he stars in Patrice Chéreau’s His Brother. He then directed his first film The Passenger, which was presented at the Venice Film Festival Critics’ Week in 2005, won the Jury Grand Prize and the Audience Award at Belfort Film Festival and Best Director Award at Ourense Film Festival. After starring in two socially conscious films in 2006, Lucas Belvaux’s The Right of the Weakest and Laurent Herbiet’s The Colonel, he moved on to a lighter tone in Catherine Corsini’s Ambitious, Jérôme Bonnell’s Waiting for Someone and Josiane Balasko’s A French Gigolo. After that, he shoots with Costa Gavras, Cédric Anger, Julie Lopes Curval and returns to more tragic performances in Jean Pierre Denis’ Here Below (2012), Alexandre Arcady’s 24 Days (2014) and Pol Cruchten’s Die Räuber (2015). Lately he has worked with Matthieu Delaporte, Antoine Cuypers, and stars in Philippe Garrel’s Lover for a day, selected at the 2017’s Directors’ Fortnight. As a screenwriter, he has written his own films and collaborated on a script based on Arnaud Cathrine’s novel Je ne retrouve personne, for the French television network Arte. Besides, Eric Caravaca has been exploring photography for many years and his work is exhibited and published.