Eugène Green was born in North America. In 1969 he moved to Paris, where he studied Literature, Languages, History and Art History. In 1977 he founded the Théâtre de la Sapience. He acquired French nationality in 1976. His first film, TOUTES LES NUITS , was released in theaters in 2001 and won the Prix Louis Delluc for the first film. LE MONDE VIVANT, presented in 2003 at the Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes Film Festival, was released in November that year, together with the short film LE NOM DE FEU, presented for the first time in 2002 at Locarno Film Festival. In 2004 he made a third feature film, LE PONT DES ARTS, which premiered at Locarno Film Festival and was released the same year. In 2005 he directed the short film, SIGNES, presented in the Official Selection at the Cannes Film Festival and in 2006 in the Filmmakers of the Present - section at Locarno Film Festival. Another short film, CORRESPONDANCES, is part of a triptych MEMORIES (with other two film directors, Harun Farocki and Pedro Costa), commissioned by the Jeonju Film Festival in South Korea and presented at the Locarno Film Festival, in 2007, where it won the Special Jury Award. In 2009 he directed his first film in Portugal, A POTUGUESE NUN. His feature LA SAPIENZA  was presented at Toronto Film Festival (Wavelengths Section) and Locarno Film Fesitval, THE SON OF JOSEPH  premiered at Berlinale Film Festival (Forum Section). He is also a writer and has published novels, plays, essays, stories and poems. His first novel, La Reconstruction, was published in 2008 by Èditions Actes Sud. Among others, in the following years, he published such novels as: La Bataille de Roncevaux (Gallimard), Les Atticistes (Gallimard), L’Enfant de Prague (Phébus) or essays: Présences : essai sur la nature du cinéma (Desclée de Brouwer), Poétique du Cinématographe (Actes Sud) and L'Inconstance des démons (Éditions Robert Laffont).