“I always choose the films I make in the same way: do I want to see this, does this correspond to my desires as an avid filmgoer?”
Vincent Lacoste made his film debut in 2009 with The French Kissers, the first feature from cartoonist Riad Sattouf. The comedy was selected for Directors’ Fortnight and earned him a César Award nomination for Most Promising Actor. He was then offered numerous roles, most notably in Laurent Tirard’s Astérix and Obélix: God Save Britannia (2012), Noémie Lvovsky’s Camille Rewinds (2012), and Riad Sattouf’s Jacky in the Kingdom of Women (2014). In 2004, he played a young doctor discovering the harsh realities of hospital life in Hippocrates: Diary of a French Doctor, the first film directed by Thomas Lilti, whom he rejoined four years later for The Freshmen. Between these two films, he starred in Julie Delpy’s Lolo (2015), Danielle Arbid’s Parisienne (2015), Pascal Bonitzer’s Right Here Right Now (2016), Gustave Kervern and Benoît Delépine’s Saint Amour (2016), and Justine Triet’s In Bed with Victoria (2016). He has twice appeared in films by Christophe Honoré, in 2018’s Sorry Angel and in 2019’s On a Magical Night, both screened in competition at the Cannes Film Festival. After Mikhaël Hers’ Amanda (2018), which earned him his third César nomination, and Félix Moati’s Fathers and Sons (2019), he starred in Kervern-Delépine duo’s Delete History. He will next appear in Xavier Giannoli’s Lost Illusions.