Romain Gavras (born 4 July 1981 in Paris, France) is a French filmmaker. He is known for directing Jamie xx's video "Gosh", Kanye West's video "No Church in the Wild" and M.I.A.'s video "Bad Girls". He also directed Justice's "Stress" and M.I.A.'s "Born Free", both controversial for their depiction of graphic violence. Gavras' films and music videos often portray a gritty setting juxtaposed with high energy content.
His second film, The World Is Yours (Le Monde est à toi) was screened at the Directors' Fortnight during the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.
Born in Paris, Gavras grew up in a family of filmmakers. He is the youngest son of French journalist and film producer, Michèle Ray-Gavras, and Greek filmmaker, Costa-Gavras. His sister, Julie Gavras, and brother, Alexandre Gavras, are also filmmakers.
In 1995, he co-founded the film collective Kourtrajmé with his childhood friend Kim Chapiron.
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