- Lestrade, Jean-Xavier de
- (July 1, 1963, Mirande, Gers, France - )After completing his studies in journalism and law in Paris, in 1987 he created his first production company, Tribulations, which financed documentaries for European television. In 1995, he co-founded with Denis Poncet a new society, Maha Productions. His movie Un Coupable idéal earned him a Hollywood Academy Award for best documentary in 2002.Filmography2001 ◘ Le Coupable idéal / Murder on a Sunday Morning (documentary; France / USA)Television Filmography1995 ◘ Un Cavale des Innocents (documentary, medium-length)1998 ◘ Une Australie blanche et pure (documentary; medium-length)◘ La Vie jusqu'au Bout (documentary)◘ Des Enfants plein d'Espoir (documentary)1999 ◘ D'un Amour à l'Autre (documentary)2001 ◘ La Justice des Hommes (documentary; also executive producer)2004 ◘ Soupçons / UK: Death on the Staircase / USA: The Staircase (8 X 45' documentary; also screenwriter)2008 ◘ Sur ta Joue ennemie (also co-screenwriter, co-dialogist)
Encyclopedia of French film directors . Philippe Rège. 2011.