After the singer, songwriter, and model Dua Lipa made headlines with the French Greek director Romain Gavras, millions were ecstatic to learn about the filmmaker in detail.
His appealing and sometimes shocking imagery often has left the world numb. Although many must have heard his name recently, Gavras has been the talk of the town since he stepped into the entertainment industry.
There is still a lot to be known about “Athena” fame, so let’s not wait to get to know him better.
Romain Gavras: Bio
Romain Gavras is a French filmmaker who is widely popular for directing Kanye West’s renowned video “No Church in the Wild,” Jamie xx’s “Gosh,” and M.I.A’s “Bad Girls.” although there is a list of film redist under his name, it was these three that notched him unmatched attention from fans across the globe.
Romain Gavras is also famous for directing another M.I.A video “Born Free,” and Justice’s “Stress.” shortly after the release they both turned out to be controversial for the graphic violence they depicted.
Not only these videos but he usually carries a theme that portrays gritty settings mixed with high-energy content. Apparently, Garvas continued to bring the same touch to his videos after being widely accepted with his everyday theme.
His second movie titled, The World is Yours was screened before a massive crowd at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.
How Does His Early Life Look Like?
Gavras must have inherited his talent from the Paris native’s dad director Costa-Gavras and mom Michele Ray Gavras, who was a successful journalist and a film producer. So it is quite visible how he turned out to be a lucrative director.
When we say the Gavras’ entire family is linked to the entertainment industry, you must have not guessed that all are filmmakers including his brother Alexandre Gavras and sister Julie Gavras.
Romain Gavras Career That Made Him A Legend
Gavras began his career in 2002 by directing a string of shot films including “The Funk Hunt,” “Easy Pizza Riderz,” “La Barbichette,” and “Les Mathematiques du Roi Heenok. In 2018, he went on to direct a documentary named “A Cross the Universe” which was shortlisted at the CPH: DOX Sound and Vision Award.
His next flick, “Our Day Will Come” received even more appreciation that it received multiple nominations at Film Festival Audience Award, Krakow Film Award, and New Talent Grand Pix. thereafter he released a plethora of movies including “The World is Yours,” and “Athena,” and headed focus on music videos.
Garvas embarked on an unmatched success after he released his major MVs like “Stress,” The Last Shadow Puppets’ “The Age of the Understatement,” Mark Ronson’s “Nothing Breaks Like a Heart and Jamie xxx’s “Gosh.” The latter received a Golden Lion honor at the Cannes Lions Festival, held in 2016.
Moreover, M.I.A’s “Bad Girls,” and Kanye West and Jay-Z’s “Church in the Wild” were considered at Grammy Awards for Best Form Music Video. But M.I.A’s Born Free sparked political debate, which was the first of its kind on the internet.
Gavras’s Recent Feature film, Athena (2022)
Athena is a modern Greek tragedy film that was premiered at the Venice Film Festival in 2022.
After the world unexpectedly entered into the first few months of COVID-19, Gavras and his team were busy writing for the movie, which they initially thought would be a waste of time, as it was expected that the world was about to crumble with the sudden outbreak of coronavirus.
But the team became ecstatic when the situation changed, giving them a golden opportunity to bring out their much-awaited film. Shortly after, Netflix greenlit ‘ATHENA’ an action thriller, which was later released in 2022.
It was Garvas’ third feature film after Vicent Casell’s “Our Day Will Come,” and actress Isabelle Adjani’s “The World is Yours,” which was released in 2010 and 2018 respectively.
Romain Gavras’ Rumored Relationship With Dua Lipa
At Saint Laurent’s Paris Fashion Week, the pair Dua and Gavras was seen walking off the event with holding hands. Reportedly, they were also seen together at BAFTA’s afterparty, earlier this year.
Although it is almost sure that the pair are dating each other, an official confirmation is yet to be made.
Past Relationships Of The French Filmmaker
Before being in the spotlight with Dua Lipa, Gavras was romantically linked with British singer Rita Ora. apparently, they began dating in late 2020, but unfortunately, their romance didn’t last any longer as the couple had to part ways after roughly 6 months.
It is said that they decided to split due to “work commitments.”