In 2003, Xavier Giannoli directed his first feature, ‘Les Corps impatients’, and in 2005, ‘Une aventure’. He worked with Cécile de France and Gérard Depardieu in ‘Quand j’étais chanteur’, in 2006. Inspired by a news item in the north of France, ‘A l’Origine’ (2009) showed François Cluzet as a crook taking over the construction of a motorway construction site. In 2015, he directed his sixth film, Marguerite, an historical feature film inspired by the life of the American singer Florence Foster Jenkins, who had the particularity of singing false, played by Catherine Frot. In L’Apparition (2018), he entrusts Vincent Lindon with the role of a journalist commissioned by the Vatican to investigate the apparition of the Virgin to a young girl.
Xavier Giannoli also directed many commercials, always using his filmmaker’s talents to tell a story. His capacity to direct actors is impressive both in comedy commercials (Orange, Volkswagen) or more dramatic ones (30 Millions d’Amis, MacDonalds).