From cinema to series, directors are increasingly taking the plunge

SURVEY – After the Americans, French filmmakers now occupy the small screen. From Antony Cordier to Éric Toledano and Olivier Nakache, all of them find a playground with many possibilities.

The writings remain, the times change. Men too. In January 2018, on the occasion of the theatrical release of his third feature film, Gaspard goes to the wedding , completed after years of hardship, the filmmaker Antony Cordier confided to the Figaro: “I was offered series, but I didn’t want to get into it right away. This is the easy way out. A serial project is very well financed and it is very well paid. Everyone stands up to the TV, there is a scary form of defection from the cinema. ” Two years later, Antony Cordier is the director of the twelve episodes of the series UFO (s) , a new original creation from Canal +, broadcast from today. The story of Didier Mathure (Melvil Poupaud), brilliant engineer who, after the explosion of his rocket, is propelled and placarded at the head of the Gepan in full seventies esoteric. This (very real) department of Cnes investigates unexplained aerospace phenomena.

“I was reluctant because the television

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