GÉRALD HUSTACHE-MATHIEU, Director / Writer
Gérald Hustache-Mathieu was born in 1968 in Grenoble, France. After studying science in college, he devoted himself to being an assistant director on various short and feature length films. His directorial debut, the short film Peau de vache ("Cowhide"), was selected by nearly fifty film festivals and won dozens of prizes. The film was nominated for the 2002 San Francisco Golden Gate Award and the 2001 European Film Award, and won the 2003 César Award for Best Short Film. Shot in 2002, his second short La chatte andalouse also met with strong success in festivals and was nominated for a César in 2004. Hustache-Mathieu's first feature length film, Avril ("April in Love"), was released in France in 2006. Variety called it “a pleasingly peculiar blend of sacred and profane that’s quite unlike the vast majority of contempo French films.” Nobody Else But You ("Poupoupidou") is the director's fourth film, and his fourth to star his favorite actress, Sophie Quinton. The film received a Gold Hugo nomination for Best Feature at the 2011 Chicago International Film Festival.