Christian Carion is a French filmmaker and screenwriter known particularly for his historical dramas, depicting turning points in 20th century French history. Born in Northern France, he started making short movies while studying engineering. In 2001, he launched his career with his first feature film, Une Hirondelle A Fait Le Printemps, starring the famous French actors Michel Serrault and Mathilde Seigner. In 2006, Carion directed the Oscar-nominated historical drama Joyeux Noël, which takes place during World War I. In 2009, Carion directed a Cold War drama L’Affaire Farewell, starring Guillaume Canet and the Serbian filmmaker Emir Kusturica. Come What May was his latest film when he came to FFC 2016. Based on his mother’s personal accounts of the May 1940 exodus of French citizens from the north during the Nazi invasion, the film’s score by Ennio Morricone was nominated for a César.