In 2016, a film challenged all the senses of the audience, from swooning to pampering, from repulsion to adoration as it told the story of a young girl from a traditionally vegetarian family’s conversion to the carnivorous world, even to cannibalism. This first feature film, “Raw”, made it clear that genre cinema could also be French and written by a woman, revealing the first woman to win a Palme d’Or solo by herself five years later. Jean des Forêts, the producer of “Raw”, as a true scout for international talent, also followed the first steps of Argentina’s Jazmín López (“Leones”) or those of Fabien Gorgeart (“Diane a les épaules”) with whom he collaborated again on “La Vraie famille”. The latter won the Premier Valois du Jury and the Valois de la meilleure actrice for Mélanie Thierry at the last Angoulême Film Festival.
He also produced “Aloys” by Swiss Tobias Nölle and “The Fixer” by Romanian Adrian Sitaru. With his company Petit Film, he won the César ‘de la meilleure adaptation’ for Stéphane Demoustier’s “La Fille au bracelet”, with whom he is developing a new project. He is currently producing “Reines”, the first film of Yasmine Benkiran, and “100,000 light years”, Virgil Vernier’s third one. He is also works on the other side of the Channel where he has just produced “Earwig , the first film in English by Lucile Hadzihalilovic with Alex Lawther and Romola Garai in the main roles, co-produced in England.