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Meet Romain Gavras, the French director Dua Lipa hard launched at the Cannes Film Festival

Romain Garvas and Dua Lipa at the Cannes Film Festival.
Romain Gavras and Dua Lipa at the Cannes Film Festival.Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Getty Images
  • Dua Lipa stepped out on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet with her boyfriend, Romain Gavras, Friday.

  • Gavras, the son of Oscar-winning director Costa-Gavras, has directed three feature films of his own.

  • From his family life to his dating history, here's what we know about Gavras.

Dua Lipa hard launched her relationship with French director Romain Gavras at the Cannes Film Festival Friday.

Lipa, 27, and Gavras, 41, dressed in black, walked the red carpet together for the premiere of the "The King of Algiers."

According to the Daily Mail, the couple were first spotted back in February leaving a BAFTA afterparty.

In addition to making their red carpet debut, Lipa also posted photos of them on her Instagram Saturday.

"Hier soir à Cannes avec mon cœur," Lipa captioned the photos, which translates to, "Last night in Cannes with my sweetheart."

Here's everything we know about Gavras.

Romain Gavras was born July 4, 1981 to Oscar-winning director Costa-Gavras.

Costa Gavras and Romain Gavras.
Costa-Gavras and 7-year-old Romain Gavras.Gamma-Rapho/Getty Images

Gavras was born in Paris to mother Michèle Ray-Gavras and father Costa-Gavras. He has two siblings: Julie and Alexandre.

Gavras' mother is a journalist and producer, and his father is also a film director. His two siblings work in the entertainment industry as well, according to The Guardian.

Costa-Gavras' 1982 film "Missing," about two parents who search for their missing son in Chile, earned him an Oscar for best writing.

"At home, the only conversation was politics and cinema," Gavras said at a 2022 press conference, per The Irish Times. "I was not allowed to watch Walt Disney when I was a kid. I still don't. I was raised listening to Greek myths or Greek tragedy. So instead of having Snow White, it was a woman eating her children, or a man killing his dad and marrying his mum."

Gavras reportedly has a teenage daughter.

Romain Gavras on the red carpet at the Venice Film Festival.
Little is known about his daughter, but Gavras has mentioned her briefly in interviews.Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images

In interviews with CNN and The Guardian, Gavras has spoken briefly about his daughter, but has shared little information about her otherwise.

"Don't tell kids they're special," Gavras told The Guardian in September 2022. "I have a 13-year-old daughter and I'm always telling her: 'This stuff doesn't exist. Life is work. Don't expect a superpower.'"

In an interview with CNN later that month, Gavras talked about the lack of CGI in his film "Athena" and how his daughter recognizes special effects in film.

"My 13-year-old daughter, she sees CGI everywhere, she's like, 'fake fire,' 'green screen,'" Gavras said.

Representatives for Gavras did not immediately respond to request for comment.

 

In 2007, Gavras directed his first music video.

Romain Gavras giving an interview in 2010.
Gavras has directed music videos, short films, commercials, and feature films.Sonia Recchia/Getty Images

Gavras' first credit is for directing a music video for the British music duo Simian Mobile Disco for their 2007 song "I Believe."

He would go on to direct other videos for rapper M.I.A.'s 2010 song "Born Free," 2012 song "Bad Girls", and Jay-Z and Kanye West's 2011 song "No Church in the Wild," according to People.

In addition to music videos, Gavras has also directed short films and commercials for Yves Saint Laurent, Dior, and Louis Vuitton.

In 2010, Gavras' first feature film, "Our Day Will Come," was released. The film starred Vincent Cassel as a psychiatrist named Patrick who counsels Rémy (Olivier Barthélémy), a teenager bullied for his red hair.

Gavras' second feature was a 2018 film called "The World Is Yours." It also stars Cassel and follows François (Karim Leklou), a drug dealer wanting to start a new life. Two-time Oscar nominee Isabelle Adjani plays François' mother.

 

 

 

Gavras started dating British singer Rita Ora in 2020.

Romain Gavras and Rita Ora walking in 2020.
Romain Gavras and Rita Ora in London.Neil Mockford/Ricky Virgil M./Getty Images

Lipa is not the first British popstar that Gavras has dated.

According to the Daily Mail, in 2020, he began dating singer Rita Ora. The two dated for less than a year before calling it off.

"Rita and Romain split up months ago because of difficulties with their respective work commitments. They remain close friends" a representative for Gavras told The Sun in March 2021.

Ora has since married film director Taika Waititi.

In 2022, "Athena," Gavras' third feature film, debuted at the Venice Film Festival.

Romain Gavras on the "Athena" red carpet at the 79th Venice International Film Festival.
Romain Gavras at the premiere of "Athena" at the 79th Venice Film Festival.Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

"Athena" premiered at the 79th Venice Film Festival in September 2022.

The film, an action thriller about siblings dealing with the murder of their brother and the violence that ensues afterward, was nominated for a Golden Lion Award, the Oscar equivalent at the Venice Film Festival.

The film was later released on Netflix.

 

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