Benoît Delépine is a French filmmaker. After having studied journalism and having tried his hand in an advertising agency, he ended up working for Canal+ during the 1980s. For six years he was one of the authors of the satirical French TV show Les Guignols before becoming one of the political news satire Groland’s emblematic figures. In 1999, he met Gustave Kervern with whom he went on to collaborate on numerous short sketches on the TV show Grolandsat. Together, they direct their first critically acclaimed film Aaltra (2004). They have since directed another 7 films together, including their latest comedy Effacer l’historique (2020), as well as Avida (2006) which screened out of competition in Cannes. The two are know for their deadpan humour.