Claudine Nougaret

Film producer

After graduating from high school in literature as an independent student and studying musicology, she signed up for night classes at the Louis-Lumière School in Paris in the sound department. After working for ten years as a sound engineer on many feature films, in 1992, she and Raymond Depardon founded the production company Palmeraie et Désert and produced “Afriques : comment ça va avec la douleur ?” In 1997, she and Sophie Chiabaut published “Le son direct au cinema” edited by the FEMIS, a book of interviews with sound engineers that defined the trade. In 1986, she was responsible for sound recording on Éric Rohmer’s The Green Ray, which won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, solidifying her reputation as one of French cinema’s leading female sound recordists. She added all Raymond Depardon’s films to Palmeraie et Désert’s catalogue in 2001 and began editing them on DVD before becoming the producer in 2002 of “1974, une partie de campagne,” “Un homme sans l’occident” (A Man Untouched by the West) (official selection for the Venice Film Festival) and “10e chambre, instants d’audiences” (The 10th District Court, Moments of Trial) (official selection, not in competition, Cannes Festival) for which she also did the sound. After handling the cinema release of “Profils paysans : le quotidian” (2005), in 2006, she began producing “La vie moderne” (Modern Life). In 2007, Claudine Nougaret launched the production of twelve 5-minute films (Villes/ Cities/ Städte) for the Cartier Foundation and the short film “Cinéma d’été” presented for the 60th anniversary of the Cannes Film Festival.