- Picault, Chantal
- (November 4, 1954, Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France - )She spent her childhood in Dakar, Senegal, and Algiers. She acquired a taste for cinema thanks to a history teacher who led a cine-club. Having graduated from the Arts Décoratifs of Nice with a superior national diploma in plastic expression, she dedicated herself to painting before switching to screenwriting and directing. After being an assistant director (1977 Genre Masculin, Jean Marboeuf; 1979 Et la Tendresse? . . . Bordel!, Patrick Schulmann), she shot institutional films and personal shorts for five years.Filmography◘ Pour la Vie (short; also screenwriter, dialogist)◘ Les Arcanes de Jeu (short; also screenwriter)1981 ◘ Le Cercle de Pierres (video; short)1987 ◘ Accroche-Cœur (also screenwriter, adapter, dialogist)Television Filmography◘ Terre brûlée◘ La Lettre inachevée (also co-screenwriter)1996 ◘ Le Vent de l'Oubli (also co-screenwriter)◘ La Femme de Plume1997 ◘ La Pierre à marier (also co-screenwriter)1999 ◘ La Route à l'envers◘ L'Instit (episode "Juliette et Roméo"; France / Switzerland)2001 ◘ Prisonniers du Silence2002 ◘ Louis Page (episode "Un Enfant en Danger")◘ La Griffe (documentary; short)
Encyclopedia of French film directors . Philippe Rège. 2011.