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Pascal Caucheteux
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Pascal Caucheteux

In 1991, Pascal Caucheteux formed Paris-based Why Not Productions with Gregoire Soriat. Ever since then, Why Not has been one of the leading independent production companies in France.

At Why Not, Mr. Caucheteux has fostered the work and art of French filmmakers - both veteran auteurs and new filmmakers. Among these directors have been Xavier Beauvois, Arnaud Desplechin, Philippe Garrel, Claude Lanzmann, Bruno Podalydès, and Jean-François Ríchet.

Why Not also, from the beginning, cultivated an alliance with American independent cinema, working with such filmmakers as Gregg Araki (on Nowhere) and Alexandre Rockwell (on both Louis and Frank and In the Soup).

Over the years, Why Not has had 10 of its films screen at the Venice International Film Festival, and 7 show in the New York Film Festival. Among the company's award winners have been Xavier Beavois' N'oublie pas que tu vas mourir (Don't Forget You're Going to Die), winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes International Film Festival; Philippe Garrel's Sauvage Innocence, winner of the International Critics' Prize at the Venice International Film Festival; and Alexandre Rockwell's In the Soup, winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. Over the years, Why Not has also had seven of its films screen at the New York Film Festival, most recently Arnaud Desplechin's Kings and Queen.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.

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Selected Filmography

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