Contemporary dancer and circus artist, Manivel has combined his work as a performer with film direction. After two short films that won awards in Rotterdam and Cannes, his first feature film “A Young Poet” (2014) won a special mention at the Locarno Festival, where he later also won the award for Best Direction with “Isadora’s Children” (2019). He participated in the 2017 edition of D’A with “Le Parc”. “The Island” is his sixth feature film.


The Island (2023, D'A 2024), Magdala (2022), Isadora's Children (2019), The Night I Swam (2017), Le Parc (2016, D'A 2017), A Young Poet (2014), Un dimanche matin (short film, 2012), La Dame au chien (short film, 2010), Sois sage ô ma douleur (short film, 2008), Viril (short film, 2007)