Philippe Muyl (1953) is a French screenwriter, director and producer. He studied philosophy, graphic arts and advertising, then made a living in advertising for many years. He later founded a production company and made advertising spots. He made his entry in feature film format with the drama « The Tree under the sea" 1985). He gained renown with the films « Kitchen with Apartment" 1993), « Everything must go » 1997), « The Cow and the President » 2000) and « The butterfly » 2002), « Magic » 2008). Muyl's latest film "The Nightingale" 2013), takes us on a Chinese road trip with grandfather and granddaughter, through spectacular mountain villages to discover a bucolic way of life. This critically acclaimed, Franco-Chinese co-production, recently presented in Busan, Deauville, Palm Springs etc.., makes Philippe Muyl the first non-Chinese director to shoot a completely Chinese film. « The Nightingale » has been the Chinese choice for the 2015 Oscar competition.
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